Understandably one of the first things every fish keeper wants to know is, “How many fish should I keep in my tank? (or pond). This is another one of those ‘How long is a piece of string?” type of question, to which there is no simple and straightforward answer. It all depends… Factors determining how […]
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Feeding pond fish is one of the more pleasurable daily tasks. Kids absolutely love to help and fish quickly learn to greet the hands that feed them. Fish appear to cope with an amazing variety of feeding regimes. Many fish keepers just throw in a handful once a day and just make sure that it […]
Fish tank nitrite is a simple chemical made up of two atoms of oxygen combined with one of nitrogen, hence NO2. It can be represented simply by Diagram 1 above. Fish do not directly produce nitrite. Rather it is primarily an end product of the first stage of nitrification that occurs within a biofilter. Fish […]
What is pH? As fish keepers we cannot afford to ignore pH. It has a profound affect on an enormous range of biological and chemical processes. Nitrification, photosynthesis and the toxicity of carbon dioxide and heavy metals are just some of the processes affected by fish tank pH. So what exactly is pH? pH is, […]
Goldfish aquaponics has much to commend it. The most popular ornamental fish on the planet, probably. Everybody loves goldfish and for many excellent reasons. Of course, goldfish are not really a good choice of fish if you want to produce your own supper. More so, if you are looking to impress dinner party guests. They […]
Carp aquaponics involves the most widely farmed fish in the world for many excellent reasons. They should be close to the top of your list of fish when deciding what species to grow in any large UK aquaponic system. Carp are able to survive low winter as well as high summer temperatures. They grow very […]