Fertilizing

Establishing a good regime for introducing nutrients into the aquarium is vital for the continued health and growth of plants. The type and quantity of fertilization depends to a great extent on the dynamics of the individual aquarium. An aquarium with nutrient-rich or soil-based substrates may need only regular water changes with tap water and carbon dioxide fertilization to maintain sufficient nutrient levels. On the other hand, an aquarium with an inert substrate and few additional substrate fertilizers will need regular dosing with a liquid fertilizer, in conjunction with carbon dioxide fertilization. If an aquarium is deficient in only a few nutrients, such as iron and potassium, it may be necessary to add specific fertilizers regularly. Whatever the circumstances, it is important that any fertilizer regimes are maintained on a consistent basis to ensure good plant health in the display aquarium.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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