aquarium pests

Aquarium pests / 12 species

It happens that aquariums are invaded and colonized by “pest” organisms that cause fears among aquarists, although they are harmless by nature. Sometimes these concerns are not unfounded since the presence of these organisms in large numbers (which is of the nature of an epidemic) is a sign of deterioration of the fish habitat.

Nitrogen & Phosphorus

Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Nitrogen and phosphorus in aquarium plants – this is the main essence of the article. What’s in the plants inside. How much nitrogen and phosphorus are in plants. What is their ratio of nitrogen and phosphorus (or nitrate and phosphate)?

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Ozone poisoning treatment

Reasons Ozone (Oz) consists of three oxygen atoms and is also a strong oxidizing agent. It is also used to disinfect water. As a result of the rapid and complete decomposition of ozone (Oz) to oxygen (O2) on the way from the waterworks to our apartments, ozone is no longer present in our drinking water.

chlorine poisoning in fish

Symptoms of chlorine poisoning in fish

Reasons At many pumping and water supply stations, chlorine is added to drinking water as a disinfectant. Chlorine can be added to water in various forms: either as elemental chlorine gas, as chlorine dioxide, or as hypochlorous acid (an aqueous solution of chlorine gas). The disinfecting effect is based on a series of reactions of …

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Hydrogen sulfide poisoning symptoms in fish

Causes When the fish are over-fed at the bottom of the aquarium, the anaerobic environment is formed from the remains of food, detritus, and feces, in which nitrates are converted to nitrogen. But what happens if, as a result of anaerobic decomposition of organic compounds, nitrates will no longer remain?

Fin rot causes

Fin rot causes

The causative agent of fin rot is the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens. It lives in natural reservoirs and enters the home tank through food, soil, decor, or from new fish from the store that has not passed quarantine.