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Complete beginners guide to Aquascaping

Complete beginners guide to Aquascaping

Aquascaping has become one of the fastest-growing parts of the aquatic hobby in the UK. Quite simply, it’s about spending time to create a slice of nature in your aquarium. It can be incredibly rewarding, in some cases quite literally, as aquascaping...
Water features: Everything you need to know

Water features: Everything you need to know

Water features have been used in gardens for thousands of years. As you may suspect the evidence for farmed aquatic plants reaches back further than planned ornamental gardening, with rice being domesticated & farmed in Thailand in 4000 BC. In fact, the earliest...
Top 10 Tips for Perfect Koi Keeping

Top 10 Tips for Perfect Koi Keeping

Shirley Aquatics top 10 tips for perfect koi keeping conditions. From koi food and pond plants, to ideal pond filters and pond design! Everything you need to know to make sure you’re giving your pride and koi (sorry) the best possible care.  1.  Koi fish...
Ponds – Top 5 most overlooked pond pointers

Ponds – Top 5 most overlooked pond pointers

We’ve all felt it.  The excitement, the giddiness. You have a new project. You will be the proud owner of a pond.  So many things to think about – what marginal pond plants will I have? What fish will I keep in my pond? Am I really ready to tackle Koi?...
How much should I feed my pet reptile?

How much should I feed my pet reptile?

The species of reptile you own will dictate how much and what you should be feeding, for example: A hatchling bearded dragon – omnivore: Live insects up to 10 per portion 4-5 times per weekLeafy greens and salad 1 per weekFruit or flower treat 1 feed per week An...