Tropical Fish Aquarium

Are you thinking of starting a tropical fish aquarium? If so, you are embarking on an astonishing adventure! There are few things more satisfying than being able to create your own little window into freshwater and seawater worlds. Here are a few tips to get started setting up your tank.

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Before buying the fish for your tropical fish aquarium, it's crucial that you have the essentials at hand. You can begin by choosing gravel. These range in shape, size, and color, allowing you to enjoy the natural look of a real tropical setting or a wild, insane color scheme depending on your personal taste. Granted that, when adding gravel to your tank water, it's crucial to let the tank sit for a day or so to let the dust in the gravel settle.

Once that is done, you're ready to buy accessories for your tropical fish aquarium. These include large stones, plants, driftwood and small decorations. These are useful in a diversity of ways, as they not only take up space, but they also ensure places for your fish to sleep or hide.

However, when choosing plants, be sure that you don't plan on purchasing herbivorous fish. If you plan on purchasing real plants, the fish will quickly eat them. There are a broad range of fake plants available, from wild neon designs to startlingly natural fronds, but make sure before you  purchase that they are of good quality, otherwise you will  unknowingly poison your tank with dyes and chemicals.

Given these facts, you will also need a quality heater and filter for your tropical fish aquarium. Most tanks function well at around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If you can afford it, be sure to buy a heater that comes with a memory function.

This will help substantially in preventing extreme temperature fluctuations. In addition to that, your filter will help clean your tank of fish waste, decomposing plants and other contaminants between tank cleanings.

Once you have these essentials, it's time for the really fun part. choosing your fish is an exciting part of any aquarium setup. Although, it is appealing to have a tank full of gem glorious beauties, you should make sure that they're appropriate for your tank first.

For example, many tropical fish are aggressive, to the point where they will assault fishes even outside their own species. A classic example of this is the Siamese fighting fish. If you plan on including one of these in your tropical fish tank, be sure to include other fish that are well-matched with the Siamese fighting fish.

Additionally, if you buy fish that live in schools, such as neon tetras, be sure to buy several of them. Depending on the species, you will need to purchase either an odd numbered school or an even numbered school.

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A very useful  product is the oxygen stones. These oxygenate your aquarium when loss of  electrical power occurs, or when transporting your fish.  you should keep a pack of those for emergencies. This small stone generates oxygen when immersed in water, enabling you to keep fish alive without the use of an air pump. It  works by a chemical reaction, oxygenating the water. These are suitable for both freshwater and marine.

In keeping these considerations in mind and more, you will soon be on your way to keeping a beautiful tropical fish aquarium!

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