Each month we showcase an aquarium from one of our 160 stores across the UK to excite and inspire you with your own aquarium designs. This month, we have chosen this beautiful aquarium from our Fishkeeper Melville
Our Tank of the month is a custom made 595-litre display with a custom cabinet both from Casco. The tank runs with a sump, alongside using JBL Symec, Filterwool, K1 Media and filter sponges, 2 300w JBL heaters are also used. Microbe lift animal care and filter bacteria are used when cleaning out the media.
The aquarium receives a 50% water changes weekly with re-mineralised RO water, filter sponges in ths sump tank are changed every third week, when needed, with the fine filter wool being changed every other week. A TMC AquaBar T series is used on this aquarium and are on for 10 hours a day.
The Décor in this aquarium is kept to ocean rock and black sand.
This month we introduce a new feature from our resident fish geek Tappers, mostly to stop him ranting about things in the office. This month he shares his thoughts on the trends and fashions that have come and gone, fuelled by the quest for less natural beauty in what’s already an amazing and diverse group of animals.
So, here we are again – the robins are briefed and ready, the mistletoe is looking nervous and the stores are bracing themselves to explain to last minute gift shoppers that fish can’t be gifted in a brand new aquarium purchased the previous day. Here are our top fishkeeping tips for indoors and out for December.