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A. In a new Aquarium this should be left for the first few weeks to allow beneficial bacteria to collanate (Kris do you mean colonise?). After 4 weeks or sooner if necessary rinse the sponges and other media in water taken from the Aquarium then continue to do so every 2 weeks or 4 weeks for external filters.
A. Quite simply, come in and talk to one of the experts in store! The variety of different types is so wide that you need to take time to talk to our staff, make notes of the species available and which ones will mix together. A suitable selection will be easily reached with the appropriate guidance.
A. A new Aquarium will need time to settle, warm up and stabilise before you add any fish. Run the newly set up Aquarium for a week before putting in your first fish. The safest way to avoid difficulties during the first 6-8 weeks is to add fish gradually to a new Aquarium or pond.