The first step is to thoroughly clean the tank. Don`t skip this important step just because the glass of the aquarium looks clean. Use a mild detergent in warm water to scrub out the tank. Rinse out the tank thoroughly to completely remove all traces of debris and detergent. Flush out the cleaned tank several times with fresh water to ensure there are no traces of detergent left behind. Also clean all equipment that will be used in your new aquarium fish tank and rinse thoroughly. Even a tiny amount of leftover detergent can kill your fish so do not skimp on the rinsing process. Gravel should be rinsed under running water until the water runs clear. Plants can be stored in a clean bucket of water while you set up your fish tank.
Another consideration to make when choosing a fish tank is the material of the tank. For those looking for cheap fish tanks, choosing a glass tank is the way to go. Many individuals debate as to whether they should go with glass or acrylic when they are choosing a new fish tank. Although there is no clear cut answer, and each professional will claim one or the other is a better choice, if you are looking for lower prices on the fish tanks, glass is definitely the option to go with for purchasers who are debating the two options.
Setting up the filter and heaters on the tank wall is something else you will want to do. This is assuming you have a back filter which fits on the tank. If not you should install the filter when it is proper, for example an under gravel filter needs to be installed before the gravel is placed in the tank. Then you will want to rinse the carbon filter you have for your tank and start the filter system up. You will also want to plug the heater in as well, but you will only do those two items when the water is at a high enough level to sustain the items.
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