Essentials

Essentials

Here you will find all you need to know about your hobby aquarium, terrarium or garden pond. You will also find help here, if problems arise.

Aquarium

Jungle aquarium type JBL Rio Pantanal®

A bit of jungle river in your living room. Lively underwater action! No problem with the JBL Rio Pantanal® aquarium

Aquarium position

Where is the best place for your aquarium? What do you need to consider when choosing where to put it?

Aquarium filters and aquarium accessories

Why is a filter important? What function does your filter have? What do you have to look out for when choosing a filter? What types of filter are available?

Setting up an aquarium

How is an aquarium set up? What do you have to consider? Step by step to a beautiful aquarium

Bacterial initial phase

How do you start an aquarium with bacteria properly? When do you need to bacterially inoculate the water?

Plant species

Which plant species suit your aquarium? What demands do the individual species have?

Fish species

Which fish species suit your aquarium? What demands do the fish species have?

Useful equipment

Which tools and equipment facilitate your aquarium maintenance? What is really useful?

Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.

Terrarium

Lighting

Lighting is THE key to good terrarium keeping. Do your animals need only light, or do they need heat and UV? Here are the answers.

Biotope data

We have visited the biotopes of terrarium animals and documented the biotope data. Here you will find all the data collected from all over the world.

Terrarium animals

Here we will show you what demands the 25 most important terrarium animals make on your terrarium. Learn everything there is to know about size, food, light, heat etc. to ensure your animals’ comfort.

Pond

Algae problems

Why are algae a problem? What algae species can be found in the pond and how can you combat them effectively and for the long-term?

Fish diseases

In case your pond fish fall ill, we will show you which disease it is, and how to combat it reliably here.

Pond care

The different seasons (at least in Central Europe) require different care measures. Even in countries where there are no cold winters with minus degrees, factors like rainy seasons, dry seasons or perhaps a summer with particularly high temperatures all play a decisive role for the garden pond.