Know the Amazing Vast Aquatics World and Into Your Own Fish Tanks
The aquatics world is shown to us in different ways, from pictures to films and documentaries, that reveal different creatures and plants in the depth of the water. Through the colourful snapshots of these marine organisms, we came to be aware of the existence of this another world that never cease to astonish us.
This uniqueness of the aquatics world has lead people to get a part of the scenery in our living room and areas.
One way of recreating this water world is by having your own aquarium fish tank that will bring the wonder and beauty of the aquatic world into your home office or home.
Planning for your aquarium is the first step for you in getting your own version of your aquatic world, and you can start by going to a specialist fish breeder or a local pet store and ask advice on what fish you can have for your own aquarium. The people at the store will be more than glad to help you decide the right size of tank for your space and offer you all the necessary accessories and equipment for your fish tank.
Before buying your fish, you have to settle the basics of your fish tank for it to efficiently function. First is to clean the tank thoroughly by using mild detergent and warm water to scrub out the surfaces of the tank, and make sure to remove all traces of debris and detergent. Since gravel is what we use to imitate the ocean floor, it is also necessary to clean it before putting inside the tank, and you can do this by rinsing it under running water until you can see that the water runs clear.
Placing your fish tank under direct sunlight is not advisable since this light will encourage growth of algae in the tank. Fill up your fish tank half way only with water and use dechlorinated water.
You can then proceed in the installation of the filter and the heater if you need one, but generally, an indoor freshwater aquarium fish tank does not need a heater. And now comes your aquarium decorations, like rocks and other ornaments on the base of the tank, that you can create plenty of hiding places for your fishes to their delight.
Take note that ammonia can be a problem when you set up your new tank, and so it is recommended that you introduce your fish for at least two weeks after you set up your tank.
Be aware of the commitment in both time and money when you set up and maintain your own aquarium fish tank, but your efforts will be rewarded with enjoyment later on as you see your aquatics world in your own living room.