Dr Tim and Hilary discuss ways to cycle your new aquarium faster and with less stress on you. Combining the science behind nitrifying bacteria with the practical experience of growing nitrifying bacteria on a large-scale they provide proven hints, tips and advice to get your tank's biofilter up and running quickly and easily. For both freshwater and marine aquarist, novice and experienced, this podcast has somehting for everyone.
The mailbox is full of questions about
- cycling - how to do it in small tanks
- ammonia - how to measure, how much add, when to add it
- nitrifiers - where do they live in the tank - in the water or surfaces or ??
- test kits - how to correctly use them
- more and more more
Dr Tim and Hilary discuss new products and new brands that were introduced at SuperZoo Las Vegas. DrTim's Aquatics now has reptile products via the Reptile Systems brand and DC pumps, Test kits and LED lights via the ASF brand.
Consumer shows are also back and we discuss Reef-A-Palooza and Aquashella.
Setting-up and maintaining an aquarium can seem confusing.
Dr Tim and Hilary answer your aquarium related questions about cycling, storing products, how to correct apply our products to your aquarium and others.
Heat waves, hurricanes, fires, ice storms, floods, tornados and more - OH MY!! Dr Tim and Hilary discuss want you need to do to prepare your aquarium and its inhabitants to survive with these natural disasters hit resulting in power outages, extreme temperatures and more.
Learn how to plan and be ready to maximum the chance of your tank making it through any of these events.
Dr Tim and Hilary go through the mailbox and answer questions on media, dosing One & Only, cycling tanks with fish, should you consider a UV sterilizer, how to position media blocks and more! Plus wonder how to cycle with live rock and live sand - they answer that too!.
Dr Tim and Hilary discuss the importance of quarantine tanks and what is need to set them up and maintain them.
Quarantining your fish is vital to the long-term health of your aquarium. Following these suggestions will take the work out of your quarantine tank.
DrTim and Hilary answer questions that we have received via email and social media about cycling, Eco-Balance, how many products to add at the same time and dosing a quarantine tank to name a few.