Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Technical equipment

Position of the sera F 700

Hello, yes, that concerns the complete filter! Make sure that no sand/gravel can get in and possibly damage the rotor, when place it on the bottom! Best regards sera GmbHDr. Bodo...

Freshwater Fish

Problematic fish stock / Can fry stay with their parents?

Hello, Concerning "young Burundis":I surmise in the following that they are Neolamprologus brichardi from Lake Tanganyika, which were/are sometimes sold as "Princess of Burundi"! Co...

Freshwater Technical equipment Diseases

Disinfect quarantine tanks after use?

Hello, basically, thorough rinsing and allowing to dry is sufficient. If you wish to proceed particularly carefully you can wipe the tank with a "paste" made of sera ectopur and...

Freshwater Technical equipment Care

Cleaning pH electrodes

Hello, pH electrodes made of glass (or in case of those made of plastic: all glass parts) are indeed very sensitive, also and especially towards mechanical damage. For cleaning, a...

Freshwater

Sand and gravel in combination? / How much sand is required?

Hello, Concerning "sand and gravel":a small sand zone is not of much use, and the sand would literally sink into the gravel within shortest time. Also, the Coolie loaches require a...

Freshwater

Are clam and snail shells harmful in an aquarium?

Hello, there are no objections (except that it may appear optically unnatural, but this is a mere question of taste and does not bother the fish), provided the shells are free from...

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