Monthly Archives: December 2018
The hardness of water is the amount of minerals dissolved in it. If the amount of dissolved minerals is high-the water is hard, if low-then soft.
Water hardness increases when filtered through porous rocks such as chalk or limestone. Signs of high rigidity is the formation of lime plaque on pipes, taps and inside kettles, as well as the formation of foam on the water when adding soap. Hard water is found in areas such as lake Malawi, where fish are adapted to high hardness and pH levels.
Limescale and soap suds do not form in soft water. Soft water flows over hard rocks, such as granite, or through fallen leaves and peat, from which minerals are almost not washed away. Continue reading
Ethics is a set of principles of correct behavior, a theory or system of moral values. Applicable to Pets, this means that the owner of the animal must do everything in his or her power to ensure that the animal lives in a comfortable environment and will live a long life.
One of the reasons people have Pets is the desire to groom and cherish them. The process itself has a positive effect on the pet owner, as it provides a lower level of stress and gives other health benefits. But the health of the pet is also important, and from an ethical point of view, its biological and psychological needs must be taken into account.
Why is ethics so important in aquariums? Continue reading