• DrTim's ~ Re-Fresh Your Tank!

    | May 16, 2023

    DrTim's Re-Fresh for Natural Sparkling Water

    dr-tims-refresh-family No one wants an aquarium covered in green or brown grunge that smells! But many people do not want to add toxic chemicals to their aquarium either... The answer is DrTim’s Aquatics Re-Fresh. Re-Fresh is a potent, 100% natural combination of beneficial bacteria that work together to maintain clear water, clean aquarium surfaces and eliminate grunge and unpleasant odors. It can also work together with DrTim's Waste Away as part of your algae and cyanobacteria cleaning regime!

    dr-tims-refresh-treat-brown-green-water-freshwater Use DrTim’s Re-Fresh to Preserve Clean Water in Your Tank:
    - Revitalizes old, green/brown water 
    - Preserves clear water 
    - Keeps water odor free 
    - Reduces organics 
    - Use frequently to maintain sparkling water 
    - 100% Natural 
    - Typically only need to add 5 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water 

    *May be harmful to snails and shrimp. Do not overdose on tanks containing these organisms.  Wait 5 to 7 days after final dosing to add these organisms.

    dr tims cyano_tank So, is your tank overrun by cyanobacteria, experiencing "old tank syndrome," or covered in green algae? The traditional ways to treat cyanobacteria and algae is with antibiotics and algaecides respectively, which does have one benefit in that they work fast. However, this victory is short-lived as these only treat the symptoms of the problem and not the source - while also creating their own distinctive issues in the tank. Beneficial and symbiotic coral bacteria are often victims of this bacterial purge by traditional antibiotics, as well as other beneficial microorganisms that help keep an aquarium in balance. Then, decaying dead cells become food that spurs the regrowth of the same algae and cyanobacteria you were just working so hard to eliminate.

    dr-tims-refresh-treat-brown-green-water-reef dr-tims-waste-away-gel-and-liquid-use That's why Dr.Tim's products are a great, 100% natural alternative to traditional tank chemicals and medications. Re-Fresh can be added on a weekly basis every 3-4 days for treatment - more or less if needed or depending on tank size and type - to help maintain a clear, clean and sparkling aquarium.
    Generally at the end of a 4 week period of adding Re-Fresh and Waste-Away, your tank will be clean and there will be a noticeable improvement in water clarity and cleanliness of the substrate! There are many uses for Re-Fresh - if you are starting a new tank, experiencing a fish tank odor, or if your aquarium naturally has discolored water, Dr.Tim's potent and unique combination of bacteria can help!

    Now until 6/12/23, you can save 15% Off DrTim's Re-Fresh and Waste Away Gels at Uncle Bill's Pet Centers with your Extra Value Card

  • Kaytee - Koi's Choice!

    | Apr 11, 2023

    Kaytee - Koi's Choice Food!

    Speaking of pond season...  Uncle Bill's offers a nice selection of pond supplies and fish food, with this month's feature being focused on Kaytee Koi's Choice food! Koi's Choice formula is a highly digestible, floating food that is suitable for all seasons. It provides the necessary animal / vegetable proteins and essential nutrients required for optimal growth, color, health and longevity. kaytee-koi's-choice-fish-food-3-lb

    Unlike Tetra's koi food this formula's first ingredient is fish meal rather than wheat starch, contains L-lysine, and it has the stabilized Vitamin C (L-Ascorbyl-2 Polyphosphate) higher up in the ingredients list than Tetra. This is the vitamin C that will last for up to a year in the feed, and your fish will benefit most from this ingredient. This food is also highly digestible for less waste and improved pond water clarity, with a minimum protein content of 35%

    You may be asking, since this food is for all seasons, does the changing of temperatures also alter feeding for your pond fish? It certainly does! As temperatures drop in the later months, during Fall and Winter, pond fish will eat less and eventually stop eating until the water temperature warms up. When the temperatures get colder, fish enter a hibernation-like state and will live off of their body fat reserves until warmer months. Once water temperatures are above 50°F, you can start your feedings again.

    koi fish hungry For reference, good rules of thumb for this would be:
    *Warm water (above 60°F) - Feed 1 to 5 times daily, increasing the number of feedings as temperature rises or to achieve desired results.
    *Cool water (50° - 60°F) - Feed 1 or 2 times daily.
    *Cold water (below 50°F) - Feed every other day.
    *Do not feed below 40°F.

    Nutritionally complete, this formula is great for Koi, goldfish, and many other pond fish.
    Now through 5/15/23, you can save 10% OFF Kaytee's Koi's Choice Food with your Uncle Bill's Extra Value Card!

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