The Weald Aquatics Blog - Jack's aquarium - another blog post from Weald Aquatics | Aquarium & Pond Fish Shop in Kent


Coolings Green & Pleasant
Main Road, Knockholt, Kent TN14 7LJ

01959 532 963

Opening times

Monday to Saturday
and Public Holidays: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

As a pet shop, we are exempt from the government's ban on shop closures. So we cautiously welcome you if you need any supplies during this time. However, whilst in the shop please observe the rules on social distancing in order to keep yourselves, other people and our team safe and well.
Site Menu

Jack's aquarium

Blog post written by Jack | 27 October 2017 | Category: Case studies

I had a 48-litre aquarium when I first started at Weald Aquatics and I have always wanted a nice big aquarium which I could populate with African Cichlids. After a short period of time I decided to upgrade to a Rio 125 aquarium which I filled with various fancy goldfish. But Andy constantly showed me pictures and videos of his cichlid aquarium, which made up my mind to  convert my coldwater setup into a tropical aquarium filled with African Cichlids.

I showed Andy videos and pictures of my new setup. (Let’s just say he was very impressed!) I religiously carried out large water changes to ensure that all the water parameters stayed correct and the water in tip-top condition. Because of my water changes, my fish started to breed! I then had to purchase a smaller aquarium in which I used to raise the fry.

After deciding that I wanted to keep the baby fish, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to upgrade my aquarium again. I purchased a Rio 240 aquarium in which I now have heavily populated with Cichlids.

I have lots of equipment in my new Juwel Rio 240 that helps to keep all fish in a perfect condition. These include a Juwel filter system, Eheim Ecco Pro 300, Newa High Flow Circulator and an Eheim Air Pump 400.   

As with the Rio 125, I carry out a large water changes on a weekly basis to ensure all water parameters stay stable. Take a look at the video of my aquarium below.

If you would like more information on my aquarium, please come into the shop and have a chat with me.