Another consideration to make when seeking cheap fish tanks for sale is the size. For those who are price conscious, especially those who are new to caring for and maintaining the tanks in the home, starting small, rather than choosing a larger tank, is also advisable. Although the larger tanks are capable of housing more fish, they will cost more money, and are much more difficult to maintain, especially if the individual does not have experience caring for the fish in their home. A smaller tank can be a great option, and if properly placed in the home, can still give off the grandiose look that the home owner is trying to get, when purchasing a new tank.
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.
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.
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