PondQuip Australia

PondQuip takes pride in selling the highest quality brands in pond, reptile and aquarium supplies through our online shop.

Garden Pond Pumps and Filters

We will cover all your fish pond pump needs, you can choose from our huge range of submersible pond pumps, from the worlds best manufacturers of pond equipment.

Marine Aquariums and Supplies

PondQuip's range of marine aquariums specifically designed to make having a marine coral reef as simple as possible, catering to the special lighting and filtration needs of a marine aquarium.

BiOrb Life Collection 30L, 45L and 60L and Fluval Edge Collection

Check out PondQuip's range of freshwater aquariums designed to be more than a fish tank, they are piece of furniture.

Outdoor Garden Water Features

Our wide range of water features varies from garden statue fountains to LED laminar jets.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fluval Edge Aquarium - 3D Water Cube

The Fluval Edge 46L aquarium is a perfect mix of style and attractive, unique and elegant design. Fluval aquariums from Edge series are perfect solution for advanced aquarist hobbyist or relatively novice fish-keeper. 

You have to keep in mind basic limitations of small aquariums and one of the most unique aspects of the Edge’s design: the glass top, you will be fully satisfied with this piece of “nano” fish tanks family. 

The hidden glass top allows for the water level to hide above the viewing area of the tank. This creates a clean and elegant floating “water cube” effect and can suite perfectly well and look visually stunning in any room of your home or your office.

Fluval Edge aquarium is shown for the first time at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida in 2009 and that’s the world's first 3D water cube aquarium. This aquarium can be filled to the glass top, providing nice and high definition view from every angle. 

I wouldn't suggest the  Fluval Edge 23L aquarium  for goldfish because goldfish eventually grow fairly large, perfect for guppies and other colourful little fish though. 

For better understanding, check out this Fluval Edge Aquascaping tutorial with George Farmer on YouTube: 

If you position your tank at a lower level you can view the stunning effect of your fish collection from above with no equipment or wires visible.

This “nano” aquarium set comes with a hang on aquarium filter & pump. Box contains: Aquarium, low voltage LED light, Built in Aquaclear Filter(PF1), 1 x bottle Nutrafin Cycle (beneficial bacteria), 1 x bottle Nutrafin Aquaplus (tap water conditioner and User Guide). Dimensions of fish tank are 43cm w x 26cm d x 44.8cm h and total height including light hood is 59.4cm. The basic color is black and white is available at request.

The Fluval Edge filters are the world's best selling filter at the moment. Equipped with a 3 stage process ensures a clean and healthy environment for your fishes. The first mechanical stage is a foam filter which traps any particles and debris. The second chemical stage is a carbon inserts to absorb impurities and any discoloration. The third biological stage filter is a Biomax insert which helps the growth of friendly bacteria.

The Fluval FX5 aquarium filter is a monster and widely considered to be the best quality aquarium filter on the market for large fish tanks, or put it on a smaller fish tank like the Fluval Edge 23L and reduce the frequency of maintenance dramatically. 

For this aquarium you have to choose fish which are suitable for a fish tank of this size.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

BiOrb Fish Tanks - BiOrb Life 30L, 45L and 60L

Biorb fish tanks can make your home or office, fully inspired and brightened, by the unique style and creative design of these aquariums. My personal favorite collection is the BiOrb Life, available in three different sizes as square style Life 30L and portrait style Life 45L and Life 60L.

BiOrb Life aquarium collection includes the BiOrb’s advanced filtration system keeping the water clean for long time, providing a healthy habitat for fish.

For your peace of mind, the lights and pump are low voltage and are backed by a 12 month guarantee. The aquarium itself is made from acrylic which is ten times stronger than glass.

Available in three colours White, Black and Red.

BiOrb Life 30L aquarium – aquarium set dimensions:
Height: 16 inches (41cm), Width: 16 inches (40cm), Depth: 9.5 inches (23cm), Weight (Full): 35kg

Biorb Life 30L Black and a new tank-mate

BiOrb Life 45L aquarium – aquarium set dimensions:
Height: 23 inches (58cm) Width: 15 inches (38cm), Depth: 10 inches (26cm), Weight (Full): 50kg

Finn, Halfmoon Betta in Biorb Life 45 with friends 

BiOrb Life 60L aquarium – aquarium set dimensions:
Height: 25 inches (63cm), Width: 16.5 inches (42cm)), Depth: 11 inches (28cm), Weight (Full): 65kg

60L BiOrb Life with Halfmoon Betta and WCCM's 

These fish tanks are suitable as a cold-water aquarium for fantail goldfish, guppies, neon tetras and any other small fish. If you want to keep tropical fish you can simply equipped your fish tank either with the BiOrb heater pack or the BiOrb Intelligent Heater.

For more information check out my Google+ post about BiOrb Life Aquariums or check out our web store PondQuip - Pond Supplies and Equipment.

How to build a garden Koi fish pond

First, check out some inspirational water garden pond design ideas.

You can check, also, my Google+ post about building a garden pond.

Water garden Koi fish pond can be a perfect addition to any small garden as it can be constructed anywhere on the world. The most preferred fish species for pond rearing are the Koi fish and the gold-fish.

Koi species are a drum-shaped fishes with vivacious colors and have very playful behaviors from Japan. The Koi fish feeds on plants so they are kept in the pond with a few species of plants. Koi fishes are known to grow larger than the goldfish so they need quite a bigger pond as compared to the gold-fish.

Pond Excavation and Hand Tool Tips

The location of the specific pond matters a lot as it should be kept away from the sun so look for a place with a shade. If you prefer building it under a tree, make sure that the tree does not shed its leaves more often as it can end up being quite messy. Dry leaves tend to interfere with the ponds PH which can be detrimental to your fishes. A location which is surrounded by a wall is most preferred. Select a location less prone to flooding run offs as they tend to contaminate the water supply.

How To Install A Garden Pond - Real Life Examples

The pond designed for Koi species should have a capacity of less than a thousand-gallon and be over three feet deeper. Before you find out how to build Koi fish garden pond, you must keep in mind that this species of fishes require caring plus savings. If you cannot allocate time aside, make sure you can hire someone to do that. The first thing you should do is list down all the required pond equipment and find out their prices in your local pond equipment and supplies store.

Garden ponds are more than just water. They are biologically active habitats for flora and fauna. Ponds are subject to constant change through the seasons. However unlike natural bodies of water, garden fish ponds are limited in their capability to regulate their biological balance on their own. So, you're ready to start working on your own water garden feature and you have to keep in mind just a few things as pond lights,  pond filters and pond pumps.