Ever since the early days of aquarium keeping, hobbyists have been using air pumps and air stones to introduce oxygen into the water. It may seem that the oxygen would enter via the multitude of air bubbles, but actually most of the oxygen enters at the surface of the aquarium water and the air stones help by bringing up a column of water with the bubbles and turning it over from the bottom to the top of the water. The air stones also help prevent stagnant areas from developing where the water may become oxygen deficient.
One of the newer fish foods offered by PetSolutions is the product line of Cobalt Foods. These products are manufactured in the USA and made in smaller batches to always ensure the potency of the added vitamins. Cobalt is one of the few foods that recognize that marine fish cannot convert PUFA’s (Polyunsaturated fatty acids) to HUFA’s (Highly unsaturated fatty acids) and that these important compounds must be included in the mix of the food.
You say you want a tank with colorful fish? You say you want a tank with a lot of activity? You say you want a tank full of very hardy fish? If that is the case, then a tank full of African Cichlids is what you want!
So you have decided to set up your new aquarium or convert your existing aquarium into a heavily planted freshwater aquarium and try out your aquatic green thumb. You have done your research, decided what plants you’re going to plant, selected your lighting and planted aquarium substrate, and you’re ready to go. There may be just one lingering question...