Having your own fish is every child’s dream. This idea is easy to realize with a little commitment. Find out how to set up an aquarium!
Fish are usually the first animals of our children, which they learn to take care of. It is enough to spend little money and our living room will be decorated with an aquarium with beautiful creatures. However, it’s worth learning how to set up an aquarium, what to avoid and which fish to buy!
First of all, it’s worth taking care of an appropriately large vessel that will accommodate the animals. Buy those made of good materials, resistant to mechanical factors such as impacts or scratches. Both the size and the shape of the aquarium are important. A good tank height is half a meter. This is optimal for keeping many species and does not obstruct the light source.
When choosing the length of the aquarium, primarily consider the free space in the apartment. A rectangular shape with a length of one meter is best. Do away with round vessels, which inevitably provoke the fish to swim in a circle, which translates into their bad mood and vagus problems. It will be difficult for you to maintain cleanliness and biological balance in a small tank.
An aquarium is a simulation of the natural environment in which fish live. Try to reproduce it faithfully so that the animals feel comfortable in their new environment.
Decorations are not only an aesthetic element intended to please the human eye. The animals will feel as if they are in their natural habitat due to the appropriate space arrangement in the tank. Take care of a suitable mineral substrate that will be a great basis for placing plants
Tall plants will do well in the corner of the vessel and will hide equipment such as a thermometer or aerator. The most popular aquarium plants are frogfishes or zwartek. They will clean the water, oxygenate it, and improve the overall appearance of the tank
If you decide on decorations such as castles or fish tunnels, pay special attention that they do not contain sharp edges.
Main Photo: imsogabriel/pixabay.com