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I have a new 70ltre aquarium set up for tropical fish. This is day 2 and I
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So you have purchased your beautiful tropical fish. It has been netted, bagged, and is ready for introduction into your cycled aquarium. Now you just throw it into your tank, right? Wrong. You must follow these careful steps to make sure your fish adapts well to it's new aquarium.
Provides information for those new to the tropical fish hobby on how to set up their first freshwater aquarium.
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It is because of ammonia, its toxicity and the inability of an immature biofilter to reprocess it, that “New Tank Syndrome” can become a fatal reality for many tropical fish. To avoid it, new fish should be added gradually and the water tested frequently to check that the new aquarium and maturing filter are able to cope with the ammonia input from the initial few fish. Only then can additional tropical fish be introduced and so on, over the first few months, until the aquarium is brought up to its full capacity. I have a new 70ltre aquarium set up for tropical fish
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Keeping a tropical aquarium can be a rewarding experience. Freshwater fish tanks are inexpensive to set up and maintain, and there is an incredible array of fish available with which you can stock your new aquarium.When refilling your aquarium with fresh water, please remember to match the aquarium water that is already in the aquarium tank. Even small but sudden temperature changes can shock and kill your tropical fish. If your aquarium water is 78°F you want the new water to be as close to 78°F as possible. The last thing you want to do is change aquarium water in the winter and put new water in the tank at 60°F. You can easily monitor this by purchasing a digital thermometer and matching the water’s temperature before adding it to the aquarium.We've tried to come up with a list of general tropical fish tips and hints for beginners to the fish keeping hobby. Below you will find our compiled list of the items we thought would especially help a newbie. If you have a good aquarium or tropical fish tip that you would like to share, just complete the form at the bottom of the page and we'll post it.One of the biggest mistakes new aquarium owners make is not removing chlorine and chloramine from the new water added after an aquarium water change. Many think they are doing a great thing for their fish and end up killing their tropical fish on accident. Chlorine and chloramine are added to most water systems to clean the water and kill bacteria. These two deadly chemicals will actually burn the tissue and gills of your fish resulting in permanent damage or death to your tropical fish. I add chlorine and chloramine remover as the new water is being added to my aquarium tank. I suggest you follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s label.This is usually more common during winter months when our water is heated by hot-water heaters. When the water is put into our aquariums the gas can be seen in the form of tiny bubbles in the newly added water. These tiny bubbles once absorbed by the tropical fish release and can actually hurt or kill your tropical fish.New Tank Syndrome is the process in which tropical fish keepers add too many fish to the tank before the process of cycling an aquarium is complete, or too many fish are added soon after the cycle.