A Guide to Daily Care of Dogs

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A Guide to Daily Care of Dogs

I was never a pet person. In fact, I would cringe when I would see people hugging and kissing their pets. Despite everyone knowing I did not like pets, my brother gave me a puppy for my birthday. I had no clue about how to take care of it. I even thought about giving him away. Before I realized it though, he had grown on me. I found myself telling people that he was not the average dog, but a super dog instead. So, I decided to create a blog for non-dog lovers like me who find themselves owning and loving a dog.

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Performing An Aquarium Relocation In Cincinnati

Aquarium relocation in Cincinnati can be sort of a big task. Of course, if you have a goldfish in a bowl that's less than a gallon of water, this move should be quite easy. There are, however, loads of people who have fish tanks that hold more than 100 or 200 gallons of water. Moving this type of fish tank can be quite the task. If you are moving long distance it's probably a good idea to consider a professional service that does aquarium relocation in Cincinnati. If you intend to do the job yourself, there are quite a few things you should know going in, and things to make sure you do so that you don't lose the lives of many of your fish. Your fish tank isn't just a piece of furniture, it's a carefully crafted ecosystem that depends on slow change to ensure that all the plants and fish survive. Abrupt changes actually cause lots of stress on the fish and you want to reduce this as much as possible. The process of aquarium relocation in Cincinnati is simple when you look at the overall picture. You remove the fish, place them in a holding tank, drain the water from the tank to be moved, move the tank, refill it with water, and put the fish back in. Now, this seems quick and easy, but be prepared for anything. You want towels and holding buckets ready for any type of a leak. While aquarium relocation in Cincinnati is hard on the fish, it's also hard on the tank itself. It puts particular stress on the adhesive that's holding the glass panels together. If these seals fail, then you will have water on your hands, and everything else. You should expect some spills. It's rare to move a tank without water dripping and getting on at least one or two things. Have the towels ready beforehand. Moving the fish out is a delicate process. The first thing you want to do is siphon off some water into the holding tank so that the water your fish will hang out in for the duration of the move, is the same they were before the move. Siphoning is a process which uses hoses to pull water out of the tank. You put one end of a small hose in the tank, and the other end you make sure is lower than the water source. Suck on the hose until water starts to run down it. Once water is running through the hose, as long as the draining end remains lower than the water source, gravity will naturally continue to pull water through. You want to siphon for both the removal and reintroduction of water. For short moves, you want to save the water that was removed from the tank. There is a balance of nutrients and oxygen in the water that takes time to produce. If you refill your tank with all new water, it will need to sit for at least a day before the fish can be reintroduced. Most people don't remove all of the water from the tank to be moved. This makes it a bit harder to carry, but it reduces the number of containers needed to transport the water. It also makes it so you don't have to remove all that gravel or tank plants, as they can stay in the water. Once you are at the new location, you can add the water from your containers back to the tank. Once again, use the siphon method, simply to not disturb the tank rocks or plants. You want to be sure and get your aerator going as soon as possible so there will be oxygen in the water for the fish. If you've done everything right, your fish will feel like they're back in their normal home. Right after a move isn't a good time to make big changes to the tank. Let your fish get acclimated again before making any changes to the layout of the tank.