25.09.2018 sera supports young nature researchers Testing water parameters, connecting external filters, installing LED lighting: September 10, 2018 was an eventful day for the students of the “Young nature researchers” club at the Rutheneum secondary school in Gera. The sera sales representative Peter Maletschek had prepared a training about “Introduction into aquarium care” for the young group, which also included a practical part. But that was not all: Before the summer holidays, the club had received a big product packet worth about € 1,000 in total from sera, which among others included the new UVC external filter, LED lighting, water and plant care product, water test kits as well as different food types – matched to the requirements of the club. The big donation for the “Young nature researchers” club was only the first step for sera. Since many of the children and adolescents never had any contact with aquarium care until they took part in the club, it was quickly obvious that an introduction into this exciting was necessary. The sales representative Peter Maletschek, who also made the contact with the club, spent an afternoon with the students and held a lecture about the topic “Basic aquarium knowledge”. After the theoretical part, the young nature researchers could finally test and use the sera products themselves. Testing the aquarium water was the highlight for many of the children and adolescents, as they could mix the different liquids and compare the results to a color chart by themselves. With the theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the new equipment they are now well prepared for successfully keeping several show aquariums in their school. With four show tanks including a 450 liter aquarium in the old school wing, the club creates attention and interest in children and adolescents as well as the staff. Setup and maintenance of the aquariums is done by the young students – under the guidance of their teacher Guntram Wothly, who has several aquariums at home himself. The project now even shall be expanded: a big, modern aquarium setup will be created on the new school grounds. sera is happy to provide lasting support for this enthusiastic group of young aquarists and thus support the hobby also in the younger generation.