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How To Repair A Leaking Pond Liner

There are a few different ways you can repair your pond liner if you suspect it is leaking. Thankfully we’ve put them all in one place for you to try out for yourself. Your pond water will reduce over time due to evaporation, but this will never cause a sudden decrease in water levels. If your pond water has noticeably decreased over a short period, there’s a good chance there’s a leak in your liner. Find The Leak To repair a leak in your pond liner, you first need to... Read More


What Size Pump Do I Need?

The pump is a vital part of your pond’s filtration system. Without a pump, your pond’s water would not move around and would instead become a stagnant, unhealthy environment for your fish and plants to live. The more populated a pond is, the more crucial it is for your pump to be able to push the correct capacity of water round the system per hour, as more fish stock means more excretion which can lead to detrimental effects to the water’s health. Before you buy your pond pump, however, it’s... Read More

easy aquarium plants 02/10/2020

Guidelines For Stocking Your Aquarium

If you’ve decided you want to set up your own aquarium, then there are a few guidelines you need to consider to make sure the stock of fish you choose is just right for you and your tank. For a community aquarium, not only do you need to consider the compatibility of your fish choice but, also the size of your tank.  We’ve put a few things you need to think about all in one guide to help pinpoint just how you can get started on creating your dream aquarium,... Read More


How To Get Crystal Clear Aquarium Water

All fish tank owners dream of having that vivid, clear aquarium, with water clean enough to see right through to the other side. With the right maintenance and attention, this image doesn’t have to be a pipe dream but, instead, a reality. Follow our basic steps to avoid the threatening murky clouds of algae and discolouration and instead let your aquarium water be the crystal clear paradise you strive to have. The key to clear aquarium water includes just a few simple steps that, when considered, are easily done to... Read More


Why Have I Got Brown Algae in My Aquarium?

Brown algae can be an aquarium owner’s worst nightmare; not only does it not look appealing, but brown algae can also cause a whole host of problems for the wellbeing of your fish population. Brown algae can be toxic, harmful and damaging to both the fish and plants that inhabit your fish tank, so it’s important you do everything you can to keep it under control. Luckily there are certain ways you can avoid, reduce and get rid of brown algae. What is brown algae in my fish tank? If... Read More


Good Fish for Starting a Tropical Fish Aquarium

If you’ve made the decision to set up your own tropical fish aquarium, then even after a small bit of research you’ll understand there’s quite a lot to it. Here at Pond Planet, we want to make those early steps of research and setting up your tropical fish aquarium a bit more plain sailing, which is why we’ve put together a small list of ideal species for those who are new to a tropical aquarium.  What Is A Tropical Fish? A tropical fish is usually one who needs to live... Read More


Aquarium Maintenance: How to Keep your Nitrate and Phosphate Levels Down

Are you unsure about the chemical well being of your aquarium water? Are you battling with high levels of nitrate or phosphates in your aquarium? If you’re having issues with build-ups, or if you’re not sure how to prevent them from escalating to begin with, then you’re in the right place. In our blog, we want to share our top tips for controlling nitrate levels in your tank, so your fish can have a healthy environment to thrive in. What Are Nitrates and Phosphates Where Do They Come From? First... Read More


How Much And How Often Should You Feed Your Fish?

The process you follow when feeding your fish depends largely on what type of fish you choose to have in your aquarium; certain species require specific feeding patterns and particular foods and it’s important to ensure you’ve researched this well beforehand and are sticking to it properly. But luckily, there are some general things to consider when feeding your fish which we’ve put together in a friendly guide for you to consider in the planning stage of your aquarium. Feeding your Fish How Much To Feed Your Fish The nutrient... Read More


Correct Aquarium Water Temperature

If only there was a simple answer we could provide you with when considering what temperature your aquarium should be! Water temperature is vitally important to the health of your fish, which is why it is so dependent on what type of fish you choose to house in your tank. The temperature controls the type of environment your fish live in, can affect their metabolism and is intrinsically linked with their overall health. We’ve put together some general advice, but do ensure you thoroughly research the best environment for your... Read More

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Can you have a small pond without a pump, filter and UVC?

A pump combined with a filter and UVC can be the perfect way to stop your pond, big or small, from becoming a stagnant, murky green eyesore. Keeping your pond water moving with a pump will help keep it oxygenated and prevent stagnation. Combine the pump with a filter and UVC for a crystal clear healthy pond environment. When constructing a smaller pond it can be confusing trying to decide what features are necessary. As there are a few factors that will decide whether or not your small pond needs... Read More