Newsletter Sept 2014

Koi Mutation?

Koi Mutation

Several months ago, Dave Hlasnick had this Koi show up in one of his spawns. I was more intrigued with it than he was. I had a Halfblack Koi project into the F2 generation, and he was more interested in continuing it than I was, so we swapped. I came out on top of this deal, since I got a potential mutation and he got 20 adults that I didn't want to make room for. He also gets the challenge of getting a very difficult project to the end.  Read more...

 

The Many Uses for Filter Foam

Foam Uses

There are some items that are used frequently in the average fishroom. We use lots of different nets for several things, various sieves for sorting food sizes, different tools for removing algae, siphons of all types and lots of other useful tools to get our daily work done. The thing we probably use most is scrap foam that we recover from our filter-making operation.  Read more...

 

Why Quarantining New Fish is So Important

Many aquarists know that new fish should be quarantined, but most don't really know what a truly effective quarantine consists of. The video will go over what we consider the important reasons why you should quarantine and how to do a quarantine that really protects your existing stock.  See Video...

 

Active Filter Tutorial

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We get lots of questions about our very popular Active Sponge Filters. Seems that manufacturers have successfully talked people into buying expensive power and canister filters with the idea that they are better. If you're not the type who puts in new carbon.  Read more...

 



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