Aquariums Tools and Supplies

When planning an aquarium, the hobbyist's first consideration is the kind of fish to keep as this will determine the kind of aquarium set up to use. Beginner aquarists should consider fish species that can be kept easily kept, are hardy, and can adapt to variances in the water environment. Some ideal beginner fish are clownfish, auriga butterfly, and blue tang for a saltwater aquarium; and white cloud, danios, rainbow fish, and rasboras for freshwater aquarium. In general, schooling fish make for great first fish. Fish that are expensive and delicate should be reserved for more seasoned aquarists. Beginner handbooks and even pet shop owners can be consulted as regards fish that will allow you to get your feet wet (pun intended) with minimal risk. Once you have decided on the fish to integrate into your aquarium, the next thing to consider is the number of fish to keep. Having determined all of the above, you are then able to decide better what equipment to purchase. Having the right tools and supplies will help your fish thrive better and make as make your aquarium experience more enjoyable and rewarding.

Maintaining Aquarium Water Quality

Biological Filtration This is the most important type of aquarium filtration system. It consists of good bacteria that deal with biological waste (in the form of ammonia) in the water. By metabolizing ammonia, biological filters help keep ecological balance in the water. Sponge filter is one of the most commonly used biological filtration tool. A sponge filter takes water from the take, pass it...


New Aquarium Setup

Tank Tank is the first major consideration when setting up an aquarium -- its size, shape, material, and location. The size of the tank will not only be based on the number of fish you want to keep or the amount of space you have for an aquarium, but also on amount of work you can put into maintenance. Contrary to common belief, a smaller tank does not necessarily mean lesser amount of maintenan...


Cleaning and Maintenance Tools and Supplies for Aquariums

Buckets Regular partial water changes are necessary to maintaining ecological balance of your aquarium. Changing water does not help remove waste products, it also infuses fresh water into the tank. You need a bucket for fresh water and another to hold the old aquarium water. Siphon Cleaners This tool is used to drain water out of the aquarium so you don't have to lift and tilt the aquarium...


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