Lighting: You want to be able to see your fish right? Just about any aquarium light is fine for your fish although some fish prefer subdued lighting. You only need to worry about the type and strength of your light if you are growing plants. I would recommend placing your
Maintain the perfect ecological balance by keeping in mind the food habits and nutrition you give the fishes. A constant protein, carbohydrate and lipid balance is necessary in the diet of the fishes. Clearly distinguish the carnivorous and herbivorous organisms by deciding on their food from before hand.
The stand: I personally like to build my own stands so I can design the stand however I like. If you do decide to build your own stand, please be sure you build it strong enough and level. Remember that water weighs 8 pounds per gallon, plus the weight of
You may also want to consider moonlights. Moonlights are small blue LED lights that allow you to view the nighttime behavior of your fish without disrupting their day/night cycle.
Saltwater aquarium fish are actually very difficult to keep; the problem is that the majority of tropical saltwater aquarium fish and invertebrates will become damaged when being collected, handled and shipped. Plus there are a number of species of saltwater aquarium fish that are for sale which have certain requirements
To the beginner aquarist, the task of setting up your aquarium can appear daunting. But you really only need a few basic elements to get started.
Location, Location, Location... Why is This Important? After deciding the size of the aquarium, look for a place to hold it. The location should be free from direct exposure to the sun since it could affect the tanks temperature. It can also result to unwanted growth of green algae. You
Under gravel filters: Under gravel filters are placed below the gravel and use pumps or air stones to force water through the gravel, allowing beneficial bacteria to flourish. In my opinion these filters are outdated and should not be used. They are ineffective, and clog up causing more problems down
Ideally what you should do with any new fish, is place them in a separate tank where you can keep an eye on them for a number of days just to make sure. Then when you feel that they are ready, you can then move them into the main tank
After this, you can now add water to your freshwater aquarium. You may want to use a saucer in directing the flow of water to the plate, so you can avoid messing up the placement of your gravel and decorations. You may now install the heater but remember to wait
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