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Dublin Based Aquariums & Aquatic Supplies by AquariumGear.ie, Dublin ,Ireland




We are a one-stop online shop for all your fishkeeping and reptile needs



An Irish business based in Dublin.
Keeping goldfish and tropical fish has been a hobby of ours for over 30 years. We have kept and bred several species of tropical fish, including Corydoras Catfish and Angelfish. As all keen fish keepers will know, keeping ornamental fish is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime. We have kept turtles too, and now we have two Red-footed tortoises.

How it started.
A happy memory is the first time we bred Angelfish. We came home from work one day and observed over a hundred baby Angelfish being proudly protected by their parents!

I hope you enjoy keeping fish as much as we do.
Adding an aquarium can brighten up any corner of any room with a splash of living colour, whether it be an office or a home, adding an aquarium is known to be a calming and relaxing experience.

Customer Care
AquariumGear.ie aims to supply everything you need to maintain your aquarium, vivarium or pond.

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Acclimatizing New Fish to Your Aquarium

When you have brought your new fish home in their plastic bag, take care when introducing them to your aquarium. Here are some tips to help acclimatize the new fish to your aquarium, which will reduce stress and prevent shock to the fish:

1. Turn off the lights in the aquarium
Turning the lights off helps to lower the stress of the new fish, and reduces potential bullying in the tank.

2. Float the plastic bag in the aquarium
Float the bag in the aquarium water for approximately 10 minutes, so that the temperatures in the tank and the bag equalize.

3. Undo the plastic bag
Carefully untie the knot if possible (or carefully cut the bag just below the knot) and very gradually introduce the water from the tank into the plastic bag, over the course of about 10 minutes. This method allows the fish to adjust to the water chemistry of your aquarium, which may differ to the water in the bag.

4. Immerse the plastic bag
Once the 10 minutes has passed, slowly lower the bag until it is completely immersed, and allow the fish to swim out of their own accord.

5. Turn the lights on
After about 30 minutes the lights can be turned back on, and you may give the fish a little food.

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Artificial Aquarium Plants

Artificial aquarium plants are a quick and easy way to add colour and interest to your aquarium, they also provide shelter for your fish which is very important.

Over time algae will grow on the plants, this is good as the fish can nibble on the algae from time to time, especially fish such as the Plecostomus Catfish. But you may want to remove the algae after a while, as it dulls the colourful plants and it can start to look unsightly.

Algae Removal
Algae is very stubborn to remove. I have tried scrubbing the plants, but this only removes some of the algae, and it is very time consuming if you have a lot of plants.

I have found using a small amount of bleach to be the most effective method. Do not use bleach in concentrations higher than ten percent!
Bleach is a safe way of cleaning your artificial plants, as long as it is used in the correct concentration and not mixed with any other chemicals.

When cleaning your plants make sure that your fish still have somewhere to hide, aquarium ornaments can also provide good shelter for your fish

Tips
To avoid causing harm to your fish, or yourself, follow these important rules when using bleach:

Only use bleach and plain water – do not mix with any other chemicals (that includes soap, aquarium chemicals or other cleaning products).
Do not use bleach in concentrations higher than ten percent.
Do not soak anything for longer than fifteen minutes.

Method
Prepare a 10% bleach solution by mixing nine parts water with one part bleach (9:1) in a clean container (for example: mix 9 cups of water with 1 cup of bleach in a bucket).
Submerge the plastic plants in the solution and soak for ten minutes. If your plants are brightly coloured only soak them for 5 minutes as bleach can affect the colours, or use less bleach.
You will need to scrub the plants with a clean toothbrush or algae pad. If the algae doesn’t come off easily, then soak the plants for another few minutes (but don’t exceed 15 minutes in total).

Rinsing
After soaking the plants, drain off the bleach solution, rinse the container thoroughly, make sure all the bleach solution has gone, and refill it with clean water. Place the plants in the clean water and allow them to soak for fifteen minutes. Rinse well again with clear water, a few more times to be on the safe side, and allow everything to air dry completely.

Thoroughly rinsing is a really important step to make sure that all residual bleach is removed.

The clean plants can now be returned to the aquarium, and you can get back to admiring the vibrant colours of your aquarium.

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