How to Set Up a Fish Tank - Petcha

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Setting up a coldwater aquarium requires a lot of planning. In order to purchase the appropriate tank and materials, you will first need to determine what kinds of fish, as well as how many fish, will be in the tank. When setting up your tank, place it on a sturdy surface and away from heat sources and direct sunlight to ensure that it stays cool. Clean the materials that will go inside the tank with warm water before arranging them in it. Then, install a high-quality filtration system before filling the tank with water, and let the system run for at least one to two weeks before putting your fish in the tank.
Pet expert Marc Morrone explains how simple it is to set up a fish tank in your home.
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Ever since I had my stores back in the last century (I may be old, but I got to see the cool bands), the standard aquarium starter kit has been a 10-gallon tank. These are marketed, especially by the big stores, purely on price, and they make it pretty inexpensive to get started with keeping fish. However, the failure rate with these 10-gallon starter kits is pretty high. They often do not have a heater, and unless you limit yourself to cold-water fish—danios, white clouds, etc.—a store may sell you fish that need a heater. If you are going to start with a 10-gallon tank, please make sure it has, or that you add, a heater. Better yet, go for a 20-gallon tank setup. Yes, it will be more expensive than the 10-gallon starter kit, but you will have twice as much water and, therefore, there will be twice as much forgiveness of mistakes that all first-time fishkeepers make. Many people want to set up healthy and happy fish tanks. This article will show you how.
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This freshwater aquarium setup article explains how to set up a basic freshwater fish tank. We'll start with a short list of the equipment you'll need and then give you a step by step guide on setting up or starting your first freshwater fish tank.When , I recommendsetting up the tank and letting it run for at least a day to checkthat the tank , and that theequipment all works, and to get the temperature stabilized, thenintroducing the first fish to try to get the going. However, when moving to a largertank, you are better off setting up the new using as much and water from the old tank as possible,and immediately the old fishto their new tank. However, I do not recommend getting any new fishuntil you are sure the tank is stable.As you can see, the steps for how to set up a fish tank are not that complex and hopefully you now have your aquarium setup and running! Have fun, take care of and enjoy your fish!However, many do start with just a small fish tank, so we want to give you a list of items to use with your small aquarium so that you can increase your chances for success in tropical fishkeeping. If you need help with setting up your new tank, check out the page.Once your new tank is set up, remember to watch the fish as thoughyou were the tank again. Followingthe instructions provided above, you are not likely to have to gothrough much of this process again, however, it is a possibility. Ofcourse, your new tank will still require and routinemaintenance of the , and the sameloving care your fish received in their old home.Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:



Some tips that I would keep in mind when setting up an aquarium are the weight load. A lot of people forget that water is very heavy. They'll buy a two or three hundred gallon tank, they'll stick it in their upstairs apartment, and they'll wonder why the floor sags a little bit. So make sure that the weight of the aquarium is what your floor can handle.

You also want to make sure you level the aquarium. A lot of people don't do that. They think it's just a piece of furniture they can set it up on their floor as is. Well, glass panels do not like to be torqued. So if you have one corner that's off and the other one is off it will result in a lot of stress on that bottom panel. That's how leaks occur. And when that crack happens all the water's going to pour onto the floor. Water does a ton of damage.

I would also waterproof the cabinet of the stand. Go to the hardware store and buy a piece of rubber, or go to a pond supply store and get a pond liner, and just line the entire inside cabinet of your stand. If you have a canister filter, or a wet dry filter, or a Refugium sump, this pond liner will help to trap the water. It creates a bathtub liner in the cabinet of your stand.

You also don't want to overfeed your aquarium. That's how most problems occur. When you overfeed it taxes the filtration system. It stresses out the fish by creating a chemical environment that's not suitable for the fish. Your ammonia, your nitrites are going to be elevated a little bit. When the fish are stressed their immune system is compromised, and that's when disease kicks in.

So all these problems, or a lot of these problems, can be avoided by not overfeeding and not overcrowding. Overcrowding results in stress to the fish, and when fish are stressed their immune system is compromised. That's when they get diseases.

So, don't overcrowd. Make sure your tank is level. Make sure your floor can handle the weight. Don't overfeed. And always do regular maintenance. Weekly maintenance is the best. If you can devote a half an hour to your aquarium every week you'll be much better than trying to devote two or three hours to fixing your problems once a month. And remember, at the end of the day these are living animals and they really deserve weekly attention to the filtration.