Published at Sunday, September 10th 2017, 08:13:56 AM by Marveille. Fish 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.
Published at Wednesday, September 06th 2017, 10:17:34 AM by Emmeline. Fish Tank. Before you start selecting your "fun" fish tank decorations, there are a few things that you must have in the aquarium to keep the fish healthy. Such things as gravel and plants will need to be a part of their home but you also need a filter to keep the water clean and a method of checking the temperature of the water. While these are things that will, admittedly, take up some room in the aquarium, they must be there to insure that you have healthy fish. They most likely won`t have the appearance of decorations but they`re sure to keep your fish healthy, happy and thriving in a safe underwater environment for them.
Published at Wednesday, September 06th 2017, 10:06:29 AM by Fauna. Fish Tank. Once you have the "must haves" in place, then you can start choosing the fun and pretty decorations that will enhance the beauty of the aquarium while showing portions of your own personality. It doesn`t matter what direction you lean in for decorations. You can choose to be elegant or quirky. It`s totally up to you in the end what sort of atmosphere you want to create for your fish, yourself and others who may want to view the aquarium.
Fish Tank. Published at Sunday, September 17th 2017, 08:16:23 AM by Fauna. The most common decorations you typically find in fish tanks are those of sea gravel and plants. The gravel lines the bottom of the tank and can be chosen in clear, white, or neon colors. This adds a lot to the visuals of an aquarium, especially if you choose colored gravel that matches or contrasts nicely with the fish you`ve chosen to keep. The ideas that can be implemented in using sea gravel is unlimited and you`ll have a great time choosing the gravel as well as setting up your tank with it. It`s never a disappointing effect.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 11:16:36 AM by Fauna. A critical item on your list of fish tank supplies for medium and larger tanks should be a high quality water filter and pump. This will ensure an effective and efficient disposal of waste, water circulation and, recycling of the nutrients. Fortunately, many of the custom designed fish tanks will be come pre installed with pumps and filters so this is usually something the beginner need not worry about. A simple tap water filter can be used to deionise the water making it safe, and is a useful part of your fish water supplies.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 11:11:49 AM by Lucille. Setting up an aquarium may seem like this is a hard job to do, but you need to realize this is not as hard as what you thought at first. The reason this is not as hard is you may want to rush out and get your fish right away, but after reading this you know this is the first mistake you can make. Since this can easily be avoided, it will be easy to keep your spirits up about how your tank is coming along and not rush things because you have managed to follow the steps that were provided here on how to set up your tank properly. Without following this advice and rushing matters it is easy to get your fish and have them all die off on you right away because your tank was not prepared properly for getting fish, then you will be discouraged and easily think you cannot have an aquarium.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 11:01:51 AM by Alita. There are various rock formations that you can buy especially for your fish tank. These work out to be very entertaining for your fish as most of them love to dive into and explore these little "caves." You can even set up some tunnel like arrangements with these rocks to give the fish a chance to really explore their own caves. Again, you`ll find that the fish love to play Hide and Seek with their tank mates with the perfect environment to do so. You may not have thought of your fish as being spelunkers, but once you set up their cave kingdom for them with the rocks, you`re going to be in for one of the most amazing times you`ve experienced while watching your fish enjoy themselves.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 10:58:46 AM by Fauna. When the gravel is in and any artificial plants are in place, you will want to place a cereal bowl on the bottom of the tank. Now you may be puzzled why you should use this, but it is because the cereal bowl will be a great item for you to pour your water into. Once you have started to pour the water in the bowl it will start to overflow. Then you will notice your gravel is not being uprooted and will remain in place. If you pour the water straight in, it can work as well, but you will have to repave all of your gravel and this can be a difficult task to do.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 10:56:23 AM by Alacoque. When the gravel is in and any artificial plants are in place, you will want to place a cereal bowl on the bottom of the tank. Now you may be puzzled why you should use this, but it is because the cereal bowl will be a great item for you to pour your water into. Once you have started to pour the water in the bowl it will start to overflow. Then you will notice your gravel is not being uprooted and will remain in place. If you pour the water straight in, it can work as well, but you will have to repave all of your gravel and this can be a difficult task to do.
Fish Tank. Published at Saturday, September 16th 2017, 10:01:28 AM by Alacoque. 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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