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Keeping Tropical Fish for Beginners: How to keep tropical fish

With their bold, vibrant colours and exotic characteristics, it’s no surprise that tropical fish attract beginner and advanced aquarists alike. These exquisite creatures exude tropical beauty, offering a magnificent focal point in any home or office space.  You might be spellbound by the vibrant clownfish in your local pet shop or captivated by a friend’s tropical fish tank. However, with great beauty comes great responsibility. Keeping tropical fish requires in-depth knowledge and attention to detail, and having the right equipment is essential before taking the plunge. Whilst this can seem... Read More


How to choose the best aquarium filter for your fish tank

Whether you keep two or twenty fish, aquarium filters are essential for healthy fish tanks. They clean, purify, and aerate the tank water, ensuring a habitable environment for aquatic life. However, choosing the best aquarium filter for your needs can be challenging, with various filter styles, shapes, and sizes. What’s more, several factors must be considered to ensure you choose the right one for your fish tank, from the size of your aquarium to how many fish you want to keep. Read on as we share our top tips on... Read More


How to cycle a fish tank and why it’s so important

Preparing a new fish tank is an exciting experience, and it can be understandably tempting to add your new fish to their tank as quickly as possible. However, such a hasty introduction can be deadly for fish, especially if your tank water is not safe or habitable for aquatic life. Fish tank cycling is the process of bringing your tank water conditions to a safe, healthy level for fish. It is crucial for establishing good bacteria, ensuring your water has the essential qualities for fish survival. While carrying out a... Read More


Choosing The Right Pond Plants For Your New Pond

Choosing pond plants is an essential and exciting stage in setting up your new garden pond. The process of choosing the right plants can be a little overwhelming, especially if this is your first pond, so we’re here to demystify the process for you. Why Do I Need Pond Plants? Aquatic plants bring a great range of benefits to your garden pond. From a purely aesthetic perspective, plant life greatly enhances the natural beauty of your pond by adding colour, texture and attractive foliage. But the benefits of pond plants... Read More

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How to Save Energy with your Pond: The Best Pond Energy Saving Tips

Pond filter systems run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so your energy bill can take a hit when running and maintaining a garden pond. Whether you’re looking for ways to cut down your bills or reduce your carbon footprint, choosing energy-efficient technologies for your pond can help. This article shares our best energy-saving tips to help you run your pond more efficiently. Read on for our best tips and tricks, including how to aerate your pond without electricity and our favourite energy-efficient pond... Read More

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How to Build a Raised Pond with Sleepers in 7 Easy Steps

Ponds are an excellent way to enhance your garden. They attract wildlife, promote relaxation, and make a beautiful feature in your outdoor space. If you’re considering installing a pond, but the commitment, cost, and thought of digging puts you off, a raised pond is a great choice. They are easy to build and allow you to reap all of the benefits of an in-ground garden pond without picking up a shovel! However, before building a raised pond, there are several factors to consider. Below, we’ve covered everything you need to... Read More

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How to Install a Pond Filter: The Secret to a Healthy Pond

Behind every healthy pond is a high-quality pond filtration system. Working proficiently behind the scenes, they ensure a clean and habitable environment where fish and other pond inhabitants can thrive. But do you really need a pond filter? After all, the great lakes and rivers in nature don’t need one – so why do you need a filter in your garden? And, how do you install a pond filter? If you’re in the process of building a pond in your garden, these are just a few of the questions you... Read More


Aquarium PH Levels: The Best PH Level for your Fish Tank and How to Safely Adjust It

If you are an avid aquarium keeper, you may have never imagined that you would have to become adept at water chemistry too. If you have found yourself checking, monitoring and testing your pH levels in your tank, then you may benefit from a little bit of extra help and advice. This is where Pond Planet steps in! We have put together a comprehensive and handy guide that will take you through the basics of pH levels in your aquarium, why it’s essential, and how to safely adjust the levels.... Read More


How to Clean Aquarium Sand

Aquariums are beautiful and peaceful additions to your space, but only when they are properly cleaned and maintained. When starting a fish tank, one of the first things people usually add is the substrate, and this is usually gravel or sand. If you have chosen sand as the base for your aquarium, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to clean it. The last thing you want to do is assume it will be fine without regular maintenance!  To help you keep your aquarium sand clean, we have put together... Read More


Are Aquarium Snails Good for your Fish Tank? Everything you Need to Know about Aquarium Snails

Love them or hate them, many aquarium keepers will have to deal with snails at some point. So, make sure you know all the basic facts and tips, either adding snails or getting rid of them from your tank. Here we have put together the all-you-could-need guide to aquarium snails from Pond Planet to help you get started.  Aquarium Snails FAQs Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we see about aquarium snails here! Are Aquarium Snails Good for your Tank? Aquarium snails can play an... Read More