Choosing a filter is just as important as choosing the type of tank and fish that you want. The filter is the life support system for any aquarium so it should be reliable and easy to use and maintain. Don’t skimp on this essential piece of equipment, as getting it wrong may mean the death of your fish. Filter types can be broken down into internal and external, and air powered or power filters.
Every pond needs some maintenance, and this can be a dilemma for wildlife ponds, where the temptation is to let nature take its course. After a growing season where pond plants can often do a little too well, autumn is the best time of year to carry out some cleaning, fits well with the seasonal activity of wildlife and sets the pond up for a more successful spring.
We love to see tank-bred saltwater fish in our stock tanks, and we’ve been eagerly anticipating these Yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) for a while. After decades of unrestricted availability, it may take a bit of getting used to that these familiar fish are now one of a number of more expensive tangs.