Only 20 Days till Spring

Time to start thinking Water Gardening! Only 20 Days till Spring arrives.

Aquarium Lighting

Lighting is of vital importance to fish keepers if they wish to simulate a true under-water environment that is both healthy and visually appealing. Placing an aquarium near a window will supply some much needed natural sunlight.  In order to assure healthy happy fish and plants we must go a step further by adding an artificial light source.


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Universal Aquarium Filter Material

Cut to fit filter material

Universal Aquarium Filter Material

This cut-to-fit filter material can be used for any aquarium filter. See the entire line of filter material Here

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Live Aquarium Plants

Aquatic plants are used to give the freshwater aquarium a natural appearance, oxygenate the water, and provide a natural habitat for fish, especially fry (babies) and for invertebrates. Some aquarium fish and invertebrates also eat live plants. Hobbyists use aquatic plants for

aquascaping and to help maintain healthy water quality.

Aquarium fish really need extra attention to the nutritional values of the food they are being fed. To really perk up your fish and give them a nutritional boost, feed them live Daphnia. Daphnia not only supply extra nutrition, they also supply emotional well being. In nature, your fish would spend most of their time searching and catching live aquatic insects to feed on. Give your fish the benefit of natural living by feeding them Daphnia.

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Freshwater Complete for your aquarium

A complete aquarium treatment for fresh water aquariums. No other bacterial additives needed. A brand new aquarium can be set-up using one product dose. Fish can be added immediately at full stocking density. Switch to maintenance after tank is cycled or clarified. UltraClear Complete is 100% Live Beneficial Bacteria. Safe for all fish. UltraClear Complete for aquariums: Instantly cycles new tanks or established aquariums. Eliminates ammonia & nitrite in problem aquariums. Performs aerobic denitrification to reduce nitrate in the aquarium. Clarifies aquarium water without toxic chemicals. Eliminates surface mats & hairy projections. Digest sludge build-up in tank. Dosage Instructions: Instantly Cycle New or Problem Aquarium: Set-up tank as normal, de-chlorinate water, dose 1 ounce per 10 gallons. Add fish at recommended population. Tank will be cycled in 24 hours. Switch to maintenance. Maintain clarity & digest sludge: Dose 1 ounce per 40 gallons. Repeat weekly or at least once a month. Solve water Clarity Problem: Dose 1 ounce per 20 gallons every week until clarity problem is solved then switch back to maintenance. Extreme clarity problems may require 4 to 8 doses. Continue manual cleaning as needed until tank is restored to desirable clarity.

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New Aquarium filter

The Skilter 250 power filter is designed to be an easy-to-use filtering system that cleans the aquarium water with mechanical, chemical, and biological action. It has a flow rate of 250 gph for fresh or salt water aquariums up to 55 gallons.The Skilter is easy to operate. The unit simply hangs on the back of the aquarium. It has been designed to be self-starting and maintenance-free. It is is manufactured of high impact plastic for dependable use. The Skilter 250 provides three stages of filtration as it passes through the Supreme Bio-Matrix cartridge. First, it is mechanically filtered by the dense polyester filter material. It then passes through an activated carbon medium that is specially designed to be an effective chemical filter. Finally, the entire cartridge, surrounded by its unique clam-shell style frame, acts as an efficient biological filter. The snap-together cartridge is easy to replace and allows for either partial or total change of the filter media. This assures uninterrupted bacterial filtration. Check out the Skilter Filter at Tricker’s.

William Tricker New Additions for 2016

William Tricker Proudly introduces the New Night Blooming Water lily, Saber Tooth.


White Saber Tooth Water Lily, introduced in 2016 by Rick Lopo of William Tricker, Inc.®,  is a special night bloomer that is known for the pronounced “serrated” pads and pure white blossoms.   The stamens are saffron yellow in color. It opens in the late afternoon and stays open while the day bloomers are closed until late in the early morning. Moonlight makes it a most unusual sight whereas the pure white blossoms appear to glow! A prolific grower and will a wonderful bloomer.

Visit Water lily History at Biltmore Estates

biltmore-italian-garden William Tricker Inc. and the Famous Biltmore Estates have a very Long history of working together. Visit this link to read more about the History of Water Lilies from William Tricker Inc. at the Biltmore Estates: