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Tips To Keep A Pond Clean

If you’ve done your research before you decided to install a pond into your garden then you probably already understand that they require a lot of attention and care to keep them healthy. Here at Pond Planet we like to be the helping hand that all water gardeners need to make the best of their pond; that’s why we’ve put together this guide, to give you little snippets of wisdom on how best to keep your pond clean and tidy and to reduce the workload for you later.  Create The... Read More


Your Guide To Aquarium Lighting

Trying to decide what lighting you need to fit in your aquarium can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not really sure why exactly it is necessary. Learning why your aquarium lighting is important is the first step in making the crucial decision and here at Pond Planet we wanted to make this process a bit more simpler by breaking down your options for you to understand and to help inform your decision, so your aquarium can be well cared for. What To Consider Before Choosing Your Aquarium... Read More


Maintain and Care For Your Pond

If you’ve taken the bold step to construct and install your garden pond you might think the hard work is done. Unfortunately, just like a pet, a pond is not just for Christmas and requires care and attention all year round. There are many benefits to regularly maintaining your pond and looking after it well, as it will help make it a serene space for its ecosystem to grow and will create a peaceful space for you and your family to share – especially in the summertime. At Pond Planet... Read More

Fish sitting on a leaf in an aquarium 10/02/2020

Real Plants vs Fake Plants in Aquariums

Can I use fake plants in my aquarium? This has been a question that aquarium owners have been debating for some time. The answer is based upon a few factors; including the type of fish that you own, the size of your tank and personal preference. Here at Pond Planet, we have created a list of the pros and the cons of fake vs real plants in aquariums so you can decide for yourself!  Can fake plants hurt fish?  One benefit of using fake plants within your aquarium is that... Read More

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Pond Care In Winter

Should I Feed My Fish In The Winter? | What If My Pond Freezes? | Preparing Your Plants For Winter | Do I Leave My Pump Running In Winter? | Summary Freezing weather can be problematic for pond enthusiasts, but knowing how to properly maintain and care for your pond during the winter period will make this time of year much easier to handle. Following the cleanup of the autumn leaves, pond owners should immediately turn their attention to protecting their livestock, pumps and filters during the harsh winter months.... Read More

Do I need a UV steriliser? 14/01/2020

Do I Need a UV Steriliser?

At Pond Planet, we offer our customers a range of high-quality UV sterilisers, as we understand the importance of keeping your fish healthy and thriving. However, not everyone is fully aware of what a UV steriliser does, or the positive impact it can have on your aquarium. So, we have decided to put together an informative guide which will open your eyes to the benefits of a UV steriliser and answer all of your questions on how they work. What Does a UV Steriliser Do in a Fish Tank? UV... Read More

kuhli loach care guide 13/01/2020
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Kuhli Loach Care Guide

With their peaceful nature and unique, eel-like appearance, Kuhli Loaches are a fantastic addition to any freshwater aquarium. Thinking of incorporating some Kuhli Loaches into your tank? Here at Pond Planet, we’ve created a Kuhli Loach care guide that will tell you all you need to know about looking after these wonderful creatures.  About Kuhli Loaches Also known as Coolie Loach, Leopard Loach or Cinnamon Loach, Kuhli Loaches originate from Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula and are part of the Cobitidae family. While they are quite shy by nature, they... Read More

easy aquarium plants 10/12/2019

Top 5 Easy Aquarium Plants

When it comes to your aquarium, plants play a huge role. Not only do a variety of aquarium plants help improve the appearance of your tank and create a vibrant aesthetic, but they also contribute to the overall health of your tank’s ecosystem. Aquarium plants are needed by fish for a number of reasons, including for providing hiding places and aiding natural water filtration. Want to fill your aquarium with some easy-to-grow aquarium plants and need help deciding? Here at Pond Planet, we’ve created a fact file of a few... Read More

best freshwater aquarium fish 10/12/2019
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8 Best Freshwater Aquarium Fish

The beauty of fish is that they come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. However, not all will have the ability to adapt to a freshwater aquarium environment and some species require more care than others. Whether you’re new to fishkeeping or simply want to find some new additions to your aquarium, here at Pond Planet, we’ve made a list of the best freshwater aquarium fish to fill your tank. Guppy Fish One of the best freshwater aquarium fish regularly found in home aquariums is the Guppy fish, as... Read More

how to cycle a fish tank 04/11/2019

How to Cycle a Fish Tank

If you’re setting up your fish tank from scratch, learning how to cycle a fish tank is the most crucial element in preparing a safe and habitable environment for your new fish. In the natural world, fish don’t live in crystal clear tap water; they thrive in ecosystems made up of plants, other animals and bacteria. The same applies to your pet fish, and cycling their fish tank or aquarium is the way you can ensure their water has the qualities they need to survive.  The good news is cycling... Read More