At a Glance—Marina Deluxe 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit Includes:

But if you do decide to start a 10 gallon aquarium, then you should know the best fish for .
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There are circumstances where Betta can live in a community setting, but there are steps you have to take to make sure it is safe for him and other fish. In most cases it is better to keep a Betta alone in a 10-gallon aquarium or with a critter or two (again as I said in the article). Hope this clears things up! :-)
On the lower-end of the price range, a 10 gallon aquarium kit may include:
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Also, keep in mind that just because some fish are appropriate for a 10-gallon aquarium doesn't necessarily mean they are easy to care for. If you are a newbie to fish keeping you may want to check out this article on the . On the higher-end of the price range, a 10 gallon aquarium kit may include:
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This is where it all begins. We've purchased a nice 10 gallon tank and are gathering all the equipment we need. Normally this means a filtration system, heater, and method of aeration. All of this has to sit underneath our 10 gallon aquarium hood. The problem is not all equipment fits into the cutouts provided. This can be solved with the use of power tools and workbenches, but honestly it is much better to get the right hood in the first place.

So how can you find the best 10 gallon aquarium hood? first you need to recognize your tanks needs. You went to the Pet Store, purchased the perfect 10 gallon aquarium kit, which probably inclued the tank, filter system, heater, aquarium top, light, fish net, and your first water conditioner sample. You purchase some gravel, a few fake plants, and... If you have no high demanding plants and are in the hobby for the long run get the LED hood. It has a much lower cost over time and only a slightly higher entry cost.

The Bulb hood can provide strong enough light for even corals if you choose the right bulb. Over 4 years The bulb hood will cost about 5-$15 more due to bulb cost. After that point the Hood itself may break down due to rusted ballast. Typically if you have been in the hobby for 4 years you will want to get a larger tank anyways so I don't feel that is an issue.

If however you only want a display tank and never need to upgrade from a 10 gallon lighted hood then the LED hood is your best bet. It's up to you to compare the pros and cons to find the right aquarium hood with light combination.
It's a good idea to have in mind what kind of freshwater aquarium fish you want to keep in your freshwater aquarium setup before you purchase an aquarium. Some fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types of tropical fish can grow 12 or 13 inches or more in length! Knowing what kind of fish you want will help you decide the size of the tank they will need. If this is your first time with an aquarium, it may be a good idea to start with a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium setup for now and stock it with some smaller and hardier species.One of the reason a 10 gallon aquarium is not recommended to beginner is they often make big mistakes when deciding what fish to stock into such a confining aquarium, especially if considering a mixed species community.Subscribe Now:


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Setting up a 10-gallon aquarium is something you can do on your own, but it does require you to follow a few important steps. Set up a 10-gallon aquarium with help from an aquarium professional in this free video clip.

Expert: Paul Endtricht
Bio: Paul Endtricht has kept aquariums as a hobbyist since age 10, and has been working with them professionally since 2002.
Filmmaker: Elizabeth Hong

Series Description: Setting up an aquarium or fish tank in your home is very similar to owning other types of pets - you need to make sure that you're following directions and taking care of the tank to keep the fish inside as happy as possible. Get tips on aquariums and fish tanks with help from an aquarium professional in this free video series.