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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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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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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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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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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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It is indeed 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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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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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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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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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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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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Do not use kitchen sponges or other types of household sponges, they have been produced using different chemicals to make them softer and often fire resistant; this is toxic to life in water. You can get filter sponges at a pond supply shop that are made for making filters yourself; most petshops have them too, but they do often cost more there than at a ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Short answer: Don't ever administer electrical shocks to pets because you cannot control how well the current is conducted through the fur. The following information is my personal experience as a medical device developer and former user of TENS for pain relief. The intensity of TENS stimulation depends on several different factors, like: The frequency and ...


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The most important thing a fish keeper should know, especially a new person to the hobby, is knowing about the nitrogen cycle. I do not know if your do know about that already, but I will still give you a link to a website about it. The website will talk about important information like nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia in fish tanks. You do want to set up a ...


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I assume you refer to fresh water. Nobody bothers with pH, KH and phosphate in fresh water. What matters (as far as the filter is concerned) is Physical cleaning (remove debris and particles) and The bio-cycle of ammonia transformation to nitrite, and then nitrite transformation to nitrate. This is taken care of by the bio-media (by microbes that settle on ...


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Replace the the suction cups with magnets. http://www.marinedepot.com/Zoo_Med_MagClip_Magnetic_Suction_Cups_Heater_Accessories-Zoo_Med-MZ4111-FIHTHA-vi.html


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The pump needs to be fully submerged - not only for cooling, but for lubrication of the bearings in the pump. So if the pump is noisy you need to lower it or add more water to your tank. One more thing - the bacteria in your filter are dependent on a constant flow of water to stay alive. Always use aquarium silicone for underwater use in your tank. I added a ...


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You can get different types of filters some of which are hang on and out of the water, or fully submerged as yours. The issue with the latter is that they take up space inside the water, and add heat to the water. If fully submerged the cooling might help lengthen the life but it's still getting air cooled. If it feels as though it's running very hot I'd ...


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Depending on your aquarium setup, i.e. the arrangement in relative height and (over)flow from one to another it might be interesting to consider a trickling filter. Please note that they have their downside like slightly increased production of NO3- in comparison to other filter systems which might result in higher costs for water changes or more advanced ...


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OK, I personally see covered litter boxes as bombs, so don't expect the fan in your bathroom to do the work. Bathroom fans push away smells they can reach, not smells that are hiding in little caves. I have an uncovered litter box (two actually), and I put one of them in an unused bathroom. It doesn't stink until it's cleaning time when I scoop it, and that'...


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This is a case where you might want to seek a veteriarian's advice if you feel like your horse is tormented by the itching. Your horse might have parasites (e.g. mites), fungus, an allergy or metabolic defect. It might also come from strain or molt. Many horses feel itchy on molt, so if your horse has a soft, shiny, nice coat with smooth skin beneath you ...


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In nature the fish only live in these ponds that have a good quality. The other ponds have either only plants and algae, or are more muddy, stinky places without higher forms of life. If you have a pond in your garden, there are a lot of things to have in mind. I will give one example: if the pond is small and it gets warm in summer time, the water gets warm ...


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Unfortunately, because of the positioning of the tank, it's likely you will not able to effectively use a standard siphon; a basic squeeze-bulb (or shake-to-start) aquarium siphon relies on gravity to work, meaning that the end of the tube (and the bucket into which you're emptying the tank) must be lower than the water level of the tank. With a tank that's ...


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