Guides & Advice

Discount and Promotional Code Problems

August 26, 2016

Here’s what to do if you’re experiencing any problems using our discount/promotional codes and vouchers. Promotional Discount / Voucher Codes Our voucher codes are case sensitive so please ensure that the codes are being copied EXACTLY as they are seen. Voucher codes often have some conditions, for example a minimum spend or products only from a certain category.  Please make sure your order meets these …

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Top 5 Freshwater Aquariums for beginners

September 30, 2015

The world of home aquatics can be an exciting but daunting place. If, like so many, your ideas of maintaining a fish tank looks something like this… …then you too may have been surprised to learn that the art of fish keeping is far more complex and intricate than what meets the eye. There are so many different things to consider when setting up an …

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NEWA Mirrabello Aquariums coming soon

September 16, 2015

As part of our expanding range of stylish Italian aquariums, we will shortly be adding both the 30 and 60 litre NEWA Mirabello units to our website. Quite literally meaning ‘beautiful sight’, the Mirabello doesn’t fail to deliver on its promise of being a fantastic complement to many home environments, fitting right in with modern, contemporary furniture. But it’s not just the appearance of these …

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Coping with pond algae, a guide

April 8, 2015

Pond Algae Pond algae come in many different shapes and sizes. It can range from tiny suspended particles which cause a ‘pea soup’ look to long stringy varieties. If left to get out of hand this can have an extremely negative effect on the pond and any inhabitants.   Why have I got algae in my pond? The factors which cause algae are wide ranging …

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Construct a pond in five simple steps

April 8, 2015

So you would like to add a pond to your garden? Great. This guide will outline the main factors to consider when designing, building and stocking your new pond. This guide will focus on the traditional sunken pond constructed with a flexible liner. Other methods such as pre-formed ponds or raised ponds are also an option to be considered.   1. Choosing a site Choosing …

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A guide to freshwater lighting

April 8, 2015

Lighting is one of the major considerations when setting up a successful freshwater aquarium. You will need to consider the intensity of lighting, the duration of the lighting each day and the spectrum of the lights. The light spectrum is just as important, if not more important than the wattage of the lamps. The type of light required for a coldwater aquarium is normally down …

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How to set up a Nano aquarium

April 8, 2015

Keeping fish and Invertebrates in small aquariums is an art which has recently become a lot easier due to many advances in fishkeeping. It is easy to provide a stable and beautiful nano aquarium in your home or workplace with fantastic results. Nano aquariums are classed as small tanks usually no more than 35 litres that contain a miniature environment for marine and tropical species. In this …

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A beginner’s guide to BiOrbs

April 8, 2015

The BiOrb range are a fantastic group of aquariums designed to make fish keeping easy and modern. The range consists of sizes from only 15 litres upto the new 105 litre Aquarium, so whatever the space you can certainly find something to suit in the BiOrb Range.   All BiOrb aquariums from Warehouse Aquatics come with the following things to get you started: – Setup guide …

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Marine lighting guide

April 8, 2015

The type and amount of lighting is one of the most important considerations when setting up a new marine aquarium. There are types of lighting to suit most budgets, all with their own pros and cons for specific applications. If you are considering a ‘Fish only’ system the amount of lighting is less of a factor in the success of your aquarium than it would …

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The comprehensive guide to marine algae

April 8, 2015

1. Understand Algae and why it occurs All algae requires light to photosynthesise and nutrients on which to feed. Different types of algae prefer different levels of light and different nutrients. It is true that any body of water suitable for maintaining aquatic life will also offer a suitable home to some of the thousands of species of algae. Even the cleanest looking aquariums and …

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