Last year the European Commission published the Invasive Alien Species Regulation and Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) and Elodea crispa remain on this banned list. The transitional period now has just over four weeks left, meaning you have until the 2nd August 2017 to buy these ever popular pond plants. After this we will no longer be… Read More Water Hyacinth and Elodea Crispa – ONE month left…
‘1-2 Grow!’ Another great assortment of plants from Tropica including a selection of their invitro ‘1-2 Grow’ which contain zero risk of pests, snails and algae. They are very easy to split and propogate and go very far if planted correctly as seen in the video. Potted Plants Potted plants can be kept in… Read More Tropica Arrivals – 21st April
Another impressive load of plants from Tropica. Potted and bunched. We have Easy-Advanced difficulty plants on offer as well as some of Tropica’s new line of blister-packed plants. Below is a video about how to make the most of your Tropica plants. POTTED Potted plants can be kept in pot but ideally should be taken… Read More Tropica Arrivals – 23rd March
Water Hyacinth Water Hyacinth are a species of South American free-floating aquatic plants usually characterised by their rounded leaves. They remain bouyant thanks to their specially adapted air-filled stems. Hyacinths tend to develop very elaborate, hair like root systems that provide excellent habitats for small invertebrates, fish and amphibians. This factor, along with their efficient… Read More Floating plants for Pond & Aquarium
Marimo is a type of green algae native to the most of the northern hemisphere that, under very specific conditions, forms into a sphere. Colonies of these strange balls have been found washed up in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, Estonia and now Australia. They are particularly prevalent in Lake Akan in Japan where the constant wind-driven… Read More Spotlight: Marimo ‘Moss’ Balls
Arguably one of the most -if not the most- efficient algae eaters that you could have in a tropical Aquarium. These little guys are quite often underappreciated but stick them in a planted aquarium and watch them go. Experience level: Moderate Max size: 1/2 Inch Minimum Tank Size: 12 gallons (57L) Temperament: Peaceful PH Range:… Read More Otocinclus
You may find that you suddenly have either frogspawn or toadspawn somewhere in your garden, whether it’s in a pond, water feature or bucket. As the temperature and sunlight is steadily increasing you may even notice it hatch. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’t’s. 1.DO provide some cover if there isn’t any Up to… Read More Frogspawn in my pond – What Do I Do?