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.
You're taking off for a week or two - congrats you've earned it!
Plus, you found someone to feed your fish and watch your aquarium. How do you prep the system so you and your friend both don't lose it during your time-off? This podcast gives you helpful hints and suggestions how on to get everything set-up ahead of time and have a worry-free vacation while your aquarium is looked after.
#1 hint - don't listen to this podcast for the first time the night before you are leaving!!!!
This podcast explains the science behind our First Defense and EcoBalance and discusses how to use individually and together. First Defense is one of the few non-bacteria water conditioners DrTim's Aquatics has and contains vitamins, an immunostimulant and slime coat replacement.
Eco-Balance is our own probiotic bacteria that works to keep the number of bad bacteria in the aquarium low.
We discuss how to use them, when to use them and the benefits of using them.
Dr Tim and Hilary discuss our DrTim's Aquatics time release Waste-Away gels. An innovative and unique product that releases good bacteria into your tank 24/7 helping to keep the tank clean and the water sparkling. Learn why the gels were developed, when and how to use them and tips for troubleshooting in this podcast.
For this podcast we answer a lot of questions we had received about cycling and our One & Only (ONO) Live Nitrifying Bacteria.
What to know:
- How much ammonia to dose
- When to test my water
- When to change my water
- Can I add ONO when fish are in the tank
- Can I use Prime
- Should I dose everyday
- What about plants and cycling
- and more ......
Water chemistry test kits are a necessary tool when setting-up and maintaining your aquarium. But they can be confusing and mis-used. This episode discusses the basics on how to use test kits, what they can and can't do, how to get the best readings, and the target values for the most common test kits.
Keeping an aquarium means water testing and being introduced to lots of new terms like pH, ammonia, alkalinity, salinity etc. For this session Dr Tim explains these terms and more in clear. concise, easy to follow language. Then we discuss how they are interrelated in your aquarium and the animals we keep.