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Freshwater Fish Care

Is there a special sera salt for livebearers?

Hello, many livebearers indeed prefer harder water - hardening with sera mineral salt is therefore recommended if the original water is soft. Additional use of sera marin salt (salt...

Freshwater Care

Green algae in an East Africa aquarium / Which fluorescent tubes?

Hello, usually, elevated nitrate levels are responsible in case of green algae, which is rather common in aquariums with East African fish due to the mostly low number of plants. In...

Freshwater Care

Green algae only in the stronger lighted part of the aquarium

Hello, this indicates that the light intensity in the front part is considerably higher (this is not necessarily obvious to the eye!). In such cases it is worth a try to reduce the...

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Hornwort floating at the surface?

Hello, Concerning "name":Ceratophyllum demersum (very common) and Ceratophyllum submersum (rather uncommon) are known in the aquarium hobby. Concerning "roots":yes it will - growing...

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Is it normal that new plants discard leaves? / Is it necessary to remove rock wool?

Hello, Concerning "discard their leaves":this is indeed rather common. Quite a number of plants is grown emersed in the nurseries, i.e. with their leaves in the air (only the roots...

Freshwater Care

Can the carbonate hardness be higher than the total hardness?

Hello, the reason for this difference is as follows:From a "chemica"' viewpoint, the total hardness ist the total amount of bivalent metal ions. In practical aquarium terms, this can...

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