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Stem plant with oxygen bubbles on black background
Definition of nutrients / minerals

Nutrient elements are elements of the chemical periodic table that are essential for the nutrient and energy metabolism of plants.
Front inlet caves 12 cm × 4 - 4.5 cm
Spawning caves for loricariids and cichlids

Spawning caves, tubes and shelters made of fired clay for loricariids and cichlids, handmade by Aqua Keramik in Germany. They serve as hiding places, spawning grounds and nurseries.
Filter sock 1 litre fine mesh
Our filter socks for aquarium and pond filters

Our filter socks for aquarium and pond filters
Dihydrogen monoxide

Dihydrogen monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless substance that is responsible for the deaths of several thousand people every year.
Water lily 1
Mineral nutrition of aquatic plants

Mineral nutrition of aquatic plants
Grindal worms
Breeding live food yourself

Enchytrae, grindal worms and microworms are an easy way to add variety to the diet of fish and shrimp
Small Ancistrus on Anubias
Breeding report for Parotocinclus maculicauda

Recently published report from around 2000 on the extensive spread of Parotocinclus maculicauda
Ferrdrakon/Daydrakon old bottles
Nostalgia: Product versions from our early days

»If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late« Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Pouring out fertiliser bottle
Determining the maximum fertiliser concentration in the tank

It can be shown that with regular water changes, even if none of the added nutrients were consumed, at most a certain non-harmful maximum concentration of the fertiliser components would occur.
Snails prohibited
DIY food production
Feeding hints: Self-made Food Sticks

For a long time, I puzzled and experimented, trying to find the simplest way (without making the water cloudy) of feeding spirulina to my prawns.
Brood bulb Aponogeton undulatus
Aponogeton undulatus

Most water lilies are difficult to propagate. A. undulatus is an exception.
iks Aquastar - Data cable assignment

With all IKS measuring and control computers, the stored data can be transferred from the AquaStar to the computer via the serial interface for evaluation. The Datastar auxiliary programme can simplify the process considerably.