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ASANCAT and ASANPET Ecological Litter

Made of pure cellulose, with no chemical residues, absorbent and ecological.
ASAN is a unique product at an unbeatable price. No other product is capable of competing with it offering the same features. It is produced in the European Union with a very high quality at a low price

Made of pure cellulose

asan_02ASAN is made of pure cellulose, it contains no residues of inks, adhesives, plastics or other chemical products as in the case of recycled paper litters. This can be seen by its intense white colour, which proves its purity, quality and cleanness. ASAN has an ISO:9001 certificate to support its quality. 

Harmless

asan_03ASAN is not harmful when in contact with the skin or if swallowed. It is totally harmless if swallowed, as it is easily decomposed by the digestive system.  What is more, it contains no dust, added dyes or perfumes.  It also limits the growth of bacteria and fungi, contains no pathogenic agents and can even be used by people and animals with allergies and/or asthma. 

Environment-friendly

asan_04ASAN is 100% environment-friendly. It contains no raw materials extracted from mines and no trees are cut down expressly to prudce this product.  Totally pure cellulose is used, making the end product 100% biodegradable. ASAN has an ISO:14001 certificate to attest that its production is environment-friendly.ASAN can be flushed down the toilet or used as compost because it is non-toxic and quickly degradable. 

Great absorption power

asan_01 ASAN has an absorption power of 430%, which means much less frequent litter replacement and, therefore, greater savings from lower consumption. On average, 5 times less consumption than other mineral litters.  The top layer of the litter also remains dry, making it more comfortable for pets.     

ASAN is available in two formulas to suit the needs of different animals.

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1. The cat formula (ASAN CAT)

Containing LAPUR technology, which is a patented technology produced by ASAN. This is an organic substance with an extraordinary capacity to absorb odours.

This makes the formula ideal for Mustelidae such as Ferrets.

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2. The rodent formula (ASAN PET)

Containing biological ALOE VERA extracts to guarantee the health and wellbeing of small pets.  The great health benefits of ALOE VERA are very well known. Among other characteristics of this plant, it contains Aloetin that neutralises the effect of toxins, Caricin that boosts the immune system, Mucilage that generates an emollient activity on the skin, Saponins that are antiseptic, Phytosterols that are anti-inflammatory, Plant hormones that stimulate scarring, Enzymes that help stimulate the body’s defences, etc. Remember that cats visit the litter tray specifically, whereas small pets such as rodents live alongside it and remain in direct contact with the litter through their skin, paws, fur, etc.  Choosing a high quality litter is essential for the health of these pets.

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Nano Aquariums

The art of miniature aquatic landscaping

The tendency of fresh and salt water fishkeeping is to reduce the size of aquariums, due to their lower cost, easier maintenance, less space required for their location and partly thanks to the new technical advances that allow for space to be smaller without jeopardising performance, as in the case of much thinner LED lights. 

Aquatic landscaping or “aquascaping”

This is the art of placing plants, rocks, stones, gravel and other decorative items in an attractive way inside the aquarium.  Among the different styles of decoration, the Nature style is increasingly popular due to the beauty of its landscapes.  Introduced in Japan by the aquarist Takashi Amano, this style tries to reproduce natural landscapes in miniature, simulating trees or mountains and achieving wonderfully spectacular results. 

Flora and fauna of nano aquariums

Nano aquariums are generally inhabited by shrimp. The reason for this is that they will keep the aquarium clean, eliminating remains of dead plants and any fine algae generated.  The most famous shrimp are the Crystal Red (Caridina cf. Cantonensis) due to their red and white colour, which stand out very well against dark substrates.  These shrimp are a genetic mutation of the black Bumblebee Shrimp (Caridina cf. Breviata). There are, however, many other types of shrimp, such as the Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), the Tiger Shrimp (Caridina cf. Cantonensis Tiger) or the Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica), which have a less attractive colour but are great algae eaters.  Keeping shrimp is relatively simple. They need very stable water parameters and no harmful nitrogenated compounds (ammonia and nitrites), with an acidic pH (between 6.2 and 6.9) and an ideal temperature of between 22 and 24ºC. It is worth noting that shrimp are particularly sensitive to heavy metals (copper and iron) and low concentrations will cause imminent death.  They basically feed off remains of plants and algae, but must be supplemented with special food for shrimp and crustaceans that contains an extra dose of calcium to assist them during exoskeleton shedding.It is also possible to include some fish in this type of aquarium, although they must be small, compatible with shrimp and very calm.  Neons (Paracheirodon innesi), Cardenals (Paracheirodon Axelrodi), Celestial Pearl Danios (Danio margaritatus) or Endler’s Guppies (Poecilia wingei) are good options.  It is also possible to include some snails and non-aggressive crabs.The plants often used are assorted moss such as Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana), Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) or Flame Moss (Taxiphyllum sp.). The moss can be tied to trunks with yard to simulate miniature tree leaves, like small aquatic bonsais.  Moss care is very simple. It needs a temperature of between 18º and 30ºC, neutral or acidic water, effective filtration with a moderate current and, despite not needing particularly intense light, good lighting will encourage its growth, enabling you to trim the moss whenever you like to achieve surprising decorations. 

The Temperamatic Pro Mini thermo-heater

nano_acuarios_02This 25W thermo-heater is ideal for Nano aquariums thanks to its small size (15.2cm in length), easy temperature setting, precision and reliability.  The thermo-heater must be fitted in a place with a good water current for balanced results.      

The AQUA GRO substrate

nano_acuarios_01This is the ideal substrate for Nano aquariums, as it promotes plant growth and will automatically give the water a slightly acidic pH (around 6.5) that is ideal for fish such as cardenals, neons, rasboras and shrimp.  The Aqua Gro substrate eliminates all carbonates and bicarbonates from the water, which means that the carbonic anhydride that fish expel when their breathe remains dissolved in the water and can be used by plants.  This is why plants flourish in aquariums using Aqua Gro as their substrate. An additional advantage is that it reduces the pH of the water to a value below 7.0. This means that all of the toxic ammonia NH3 is converted into the ammonium ion (NH4+), which is liquid and non-toxic. Therefore, shrimp, cardinals, neons, discus and, in general, most fish feel much better in aquarium water of the characteristics produced by Aqua Gro substrates.  Its grains are of the ideal size and do not float, making the water crystal-clear.  They are dark brown in colour, which is ideal for creating natural landscapes against which shrimp and moss will stand out. 

Nano Gran

Special food for crystal shrimp. Especially formulated with added calcium for correct shedding and generation of the new exoskeleton. This is a complete diet that contains all of the necessary nutrients to keep your shrimp healthy.nano_acaurios_03nano_acuarios_04

Nano Start

This is a special conditioner for Nano Aquariums.  It reduces chlorine, controls heavy metals, protects and promotes the regeneration of body mucus.  It is also beneficial for the digestive system and is anti-inflammatory.  It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin B1nano_acuarios_05

Nano Aqualed Crystal

These are the new Nano Aquariums made of glass. Their pure white design has a zen feel to give a relaxing, different space wherever they are located.  With a longer-lasting, safer LED lighting system that consumes less than conventional lighting systems. A perfect habitat for your small animals and plants. Available in 3 sizes: The smallest holding 10 litres (20.7×20.7×26cm), the medium holding 20 litres (26.7×26.7×32cm) and the large holding 30 litres (29.7×29.7×35cm).

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New GP Round Tortoise Tank

The new GP10662 Round tortoise tank includes a walkway and decorative plastic plants.  It measures 26×7.5cm.The GP plastic tortoise tank range includes the Max (43.5x34x11cm / 9 litres), Jumbo (54x40x14cm / 22 litres) and Square (27x19x15cm / 5.5 litres) tortoise tanks.tortuguera_GP10622_2

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New Tolva feeder-drinker

The line of Tolva non-slip feeders-drinkers is extended to include the new GP10089 with a capacity to hold 1.60 litres (27×17.5x21cm). The existing models are: the GP10087 holding 0.70 litres (20×13.5x19cm) and the GP10091 holding 3.70 litres (33.5x20x27.5cm). comedero_bebedero_GP2 comedero_bebedero_GP3  

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New Delicatessen for Birds and Rodents

Delicious top quality food supplements

Delicatessen para Pájaros

ICA has renewed the entire line of Delicatessen food, with more varieties of seeds, rearing paste and insectivore food, with higher product contents and better price!
And now with a special offer of 25% more product in each bag (except in parrot rearing formula VITD951).

Insectivore Paste

Insectivorous birds include the Japanese nightingale, the blackbird and the blackcap and, in their natural habitat, they basically feed on fruit and insects.  In captivity, therefore, they require food that is in line with their original feeding, such as the ICA insectivore paste.ICA offers three varieties: insectivore paste, insectivore paste with fruit and paste pellets.delicatessen_ica1delicatessen_ica2  

Rearing Paste and Formulas

These are essential during bird rearing periods, as they provide an extra energy supplement. They are, however, also highly recommended during periods of moulting.The red formula is an essential supplement for the red canary, as it is based on compounds that provide its reddish colour. In the wild, these birds feed off seeds that give them this colour and the ICA red rearing paste provides the necessary components for rearing in captivity.Another great new product in the new Delicatessen line is the inclusion of the rearing formula for all bird types (hand-reared birds such as canaries, parakeets, blackbirds, nightingales, parrots, etc.).delicatessen_ica3delicatessen_ica4  

Delicatessen for Rodents

New Delicatessen for Rodents range, in which the range in the new Delicatessen for rodents line continues with food that is a real treat for them, as they love their taste and texture.
And now with a special offer of 25% more product in each bag (except in parrot rearing formula VITD951).
They are like a “treat” thanks to their natural taste and texture, which they love! 

Exclusive food for Rodents

From the Delicatessen food range, the squares of alfalfa and carrot and the alfalfa sticks are specifically for rodents, formulated especially for them.delicatessen_ica7 delicatessen_ica8  

Delicatessen food for Rodents and Birds

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent food for rodents and for parrots, as are sunflower seeds… Some food forms part of the diet of both rodents and birds, particularly pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, black sunflower seeds, bananas, carob and tropical mix.delicatessen_ica9delicatessen_ica10

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