Fish Tank. Published at Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 07:58:42 AM by Alita.
A tropical fish tank should not be fully stocked at once. When the tank is tested for bacteria and nitrogen safety, then the tank is ready for occupants. However, only two fish each week should be added. New inhabitants into a tank change the tank`s environment. When first starting a tank, consider species that are resilient such as White Clouds and then introduce species like Tiger Barbs. Consider stocking species that enjoy different parts of a tank, this will lead to a tank that is more appealing to watch. Certain breeds like to swim near the top of a tank; these include Betta`s and Hatchet fish. Fish that prefer the bottom of a tank are Catfish or Cory`s and fish that generally swim in the middle of a tank are Angels, Goldfish and Rainbows. Fish that prefer the middle of the aquarium are usually the prettiest.
Getting a fish tank can be exciting and often one of the first things you will want to do is run out and get new fish at the exact same time. This is when you need to know about how to properly set up your tropical fish tanks to ensure you do not kill the new fish you are getting and quickly get discouraged and take down the tank. However, by learning more about how to set your tank up properly, you will see the fish you want to get will be happy and easily start to provide you with hours of entertainment. Here are some of the steps you will want to take on how to set up your tank to ensure your fish are going to be happy.
Even a small aquarium fish tank is heavy - one gallon of water weighs about 10 lbs - so your new tank will require a sturdy stand. There are dedicated aquarium stands available that will provide a solid base, although a small fish tank might sit on another item of furniture. Use a layer of polystyrene tiles between the tank and the stand to even out any bumps. When setting up your aquarium try to avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which will cause algae to grow in the tank. Remember it will need to be situated near a power outlet as many items of tank equipment require a power source.
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