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In general, the water flowing through your filter and agitating the water to mix it may provide enough oxygenation. Most of the oxygen absorbed into water is done at the surface; bubbling air through the water actually contributes a fairly low amount to dissolved oxygen, although the bubbles moving the water around might contribute to churning the more ...


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As far as getting comfortable with the collar goes: Every cat initially hates collars. Think how you would feel if someone insisted you wear a necktie and you'd never seen one before ... "This is weird. It feels weird. Off!" You could try standard training regimen, rewarding the cat every time you put the collar on and gradually lengthening the delay ...


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You won't find anything that does this off the shelf at your local pet shop. It's possible to build it if you're an experienced plumber, but the short version is don't bother, just get a big canister filter instead. First, bear in mind that no amount of water changes will compensate for all the problems of overstocking: it won't increase the amount of ...


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It is special in a sense that most aquarium setups include a lot of equipment, mainly a filter; the filter facilitates cultivation of nitrifying bacteria that are responsible for neutralization of harmful waste products - ammonia and nitrite. Without a filter, they would quickly build up to toxic levels and kill all animal life in the aquarium. These ...


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So... First, a quick biology lesson on cones and rods. Rods are photoreceptive cells that are very light responsive and are responsible for most night vision capability. However, very dim light results in colorless vision and rods don't capture color. Cones are photoreceptive cells that are bright light responsive and are responsible for most color vision ...


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These lights/tubes produce UVA and UVB. The same type of tubes are used in sunbeds and marine tanks To produce UVA, mercury inside the tube reacts with the gas and electricity. This is why you should never shatter tubes because you can get mercury poisoning and they have to be disposed of properly. The mercury will slowly stop to react as expected - as a ...


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It's not clear in your description if you are using a breakaway collar (one example). If not, definitely switch to that. Instead of getting stuck and waiting for you to free him, a breakaway collar would just fall off and you'd have to put it back on again when you found it (they end up in weird places, we use one to bell our youngest so he can't sneak up on ...


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I just went to the pet store and got an air pump and an air stone and installed them to my fish bowl. I observed that this solved 3 things :- Air bubbles trap some of the dissolved impurities and release them at the surface. Replenishing oxygen level in water by increasing the surface area of water in contact with air. Generating disturbance at water ...


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This link here outline pretty well how to check for bad sign around an used tank and also outline how to prepare the tank for your use. I will resume briefly what to check but I leave the link so you can read all of it by yourself. It has many picture and really good explanation. First look for any crack on all surface of the tank. If you find any crack it ...


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A few things: You should be careful with covered litter boxes, some cats will decide that they don't like being in a confined space. Adding a fan to this situation could force a cat who is on the fence about the litter box into doing their business somewhere you'd prefer they not. Those vents/filters are (as you noted) totally worthless. The only thing ...


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A cat tracker weighing 10 grams is not too heavy for your cat, but cats in general do not like to have objects hanging around their neck. I think it is better to get your cat microchipped to avoid it being lost, but this is probably something you have done. If your cat does spend his/her time in your garden, you will probably not need to use the tracker ...


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Firstly, thank you for reading about the nitrogen cycle before getting fish! That's a +1 straight away. Biofilter is a bit of a funny term, really, because all filters technically become biofilters as long as they have media that would allow beneficial bacteria to grow on it. A lot of your beneficial bacteria will also live in your substrate, if you have any,...


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Try a different fountain. You might like the look of that specific fountain, but it's made of lightweight plastic pieces that are assembled in a way that allows them to be easily moved by a pet (a lightweight plastic lid seated on top of the reservoir). There are a number of different styles of fountain available, in plastic, metal, or ceramic. If you're ...


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You don't exactly mention what your difficulty is in reading the thermometer. The scale from bottom to top reads 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 (combine the digits left and right of the indicator). So how does it work? There is this red liquid in a reservoir in the bottom. As this liquid heats up, it expands. When it expands, it can only go upwards, into ...


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The main concern here should not be the weight, but attachment. When putting a collar on a cat, one should make sure to get one that has a safety unlock feature that opens the collar by weight, and that it is properly set for the cats weight. Collars without this feature pose a significant danger, as the collar might get caught on a fence or strong branch of ...


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The most important will be to keep your beneficial bacteria so you won't have to cycle your tank again. Fill your temporary tank with water from the main tank and if possible the old filter, so the fishes will still feel at home. Give them some plants or decorations too, so they can still hide. The "temporary" tank should be as comfortable as a ...


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Reptiles need to thermoregulate so you should always have a daytime basking light along with the tube UVB light for the cooler end. Mercury vapor bulbs or metal halide bulbs for basking are the strongest for UV output as well as heat for basking. Some metal halides have hot spots (essential areas with too high UV output), Zoo-Med products are the way to go ...


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The HAQOS EX1500 sucks water from the sectioned tube that is build into the filtration stages and goes all the way down. This filter circulates water through the stages from top to bottom. Once water reaches the bottom it's sucked up via the tube. THIS IS OPPOSITE TO SOME OTHER FILTERS IN THE MARKET. Therefore you should put carbon at the bottom, Biological ...


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You bet there is! PetSafe has a ton of products that will help you, I sold a lot of their products back in the day and people were really happy with the results. 1) In ground cat fence, this one has shock however you can change it to beep only. What this product normally does is beep first as a warning then shock if they continue to go out of bounds. They ...


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Short answer, Yes it can. Your product link is not English, and I did not see diagrams. Different designs can have different issues. Less water is probably better then sucking air, so your solution is likely better for the pump then without it. The pump is designed and tested for moving a specific volume of water. When you limit this there will be ...


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3 weeks or so should be enough to get some of the bacteria to transfer. Note that only so much will grow in the NEW pump until the load is greater, so you will not get a full transfer from existing media regardless of how long you wait as the bacteria will stay alive in the media until it is removed. So, if you have already had the new pump connected and ...


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It's just to prevent gravel from sliding into the corner when the filter is removed for maintenance or to be replaced. Without it, a person would typically need to use both hands when changing the filter, 1 to pull and hold the gravel out of the corner, and the other to insert the filter. As far as filtration functionality goes, it's irrelevant, it's just ...


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I used silicon sealant in my Oscars tank as he kept moving the heater and tank décor. As long as it's practical to lower the water level whilst you do it, it's a great permanent solution. Just be sure to buy aquarium safe sealant as domestic silicone contains algae and bacteria inhibitors, which are harmful to fish. Most fish shops sell it in small tubes but ...


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Easy way.. buy a dawn to dusk photo cell. Wire it to a relay. Normal switching for photo cell porch light. On at dark, off at dawn. Relay on at night cuts power to your lights. At dawn relay off send power to your lights. No timer to set.


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I know something about this subject because I've tried to find a lightswitch (for my home office) that does the same thing. I have tried two different timer wall switches that say they turn on at dusk (you have to enter your approximate latitude). We end up resetting them every few months anyway because the clocks they apparently put into such things aren't ...


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There are two primary concerns which you should consider when making your choice between them, and deciding whether your vet's choice should be the same as yours: How often will they get used? By this I mean will they be used several times a day, as the vet's ones might well, so the lifetime (as measured in running hours) will pass more quickly (as measured ...


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To add to what JAD has already pointed out, these thermometers can be difficult to read. I was in the same position when I started fish keeping. The key to being able to see where the red line appears is to make sure you are looking at the line on the thermometer straight on. Line yourself up directly in front of the thermometer with your head looking ...


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The UV light you need is UV-A and UV-B (wavelength of 300-400 nm). Be absolutely sure it is NOT under 300 nm and be sure to put the lights at a couple of meters from the cage (shortwave UV-B is the one that can give you a sunburn). The ones you mention in your question are excellent (they contain little UV-B) and be sure they are turned on during the day ...


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Dealing with my own young horse ATM (she had basic training a while before I got her, but she was left in the pasture for a long time, and decided she'd rather not work), and here is what I've learned from others. I'm training her with the bit, like you, in case I need to sell her; I guide her with my legs and neck-reining, though, so it's both easier for ...


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If you've taught her to accept the blanket already, that's very good. First, I'd start simply by grooming her. If she accepts being groomed all over her body, then start with a saddlepad; let her sniff it, and when she's finished sniffing it, rub it on her neck a bit, then offer for her to sniff it again. Rub it all over her body; shoulders, hips, back, even ...


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