needed for aquarium.
Heater and color fan
have acquired the necessary equipment and decided the location of your
new freshwater aquarium, it's time to begin setting everything up.
your tank with water only! Do not use soap or detergents since they may
leave harmful residues behind.
Wash Gravel, plants and decorations
gravel thoroughly before adding it to your tank. An easy way to do this
is to put some of the rocks in a pasta strainer and wash them out in
your bath tub.
Add water to the aquarium
messing up the gravel and plants you have already set up,place a plate
or saucer in the middle of your aquarium and direct the water flow onto
the plate. Use room temperature water when filling. Use water
conditioner to remove the chlorine and chloramines from the water.
Set up equipment
your heater but don't plug it in until the thermostat in the heater has
adjusted to the water temperature (usually about 15 minutes). Hook up
your filter and any other equipment you have. Top off the aquarium water
to just under the hood lip. Place your hood and tank light on the
aquarium and then check your power cords to be sure that they are free
adding any fish, you must wait until your aquarium has gone through the
aquarium to go through the cycle it need from 2 to 4 weeks to be
completed so it will be safe to add fish
will play the roll in completing the cycle of nitrogen so it will be
safe for adding fish
very important for fish life and stress and mostly fish die because high
PH 7 at your water tap water ph is 8.5, use PH tester to check the PH
to keep PH low even by adding wood or by adding chemicals
poisoning you fish and lead it to die nitrite should be 0 in your
aquarium, using carbon and good filtering system will reduce the nitrite
in your fish tank and you should use from time to time chemicals that
remove the nitrite from the water
ammonia is one of the most killing factors in the fish tank and that due
to over feeding of the fish and for poor filtering system, to keep your
ammonia low, donít over feed your fish, once per day enough, add good
filtering system were you can use it as filter and bio in the same time
layers of cottons with layers of carbon and ammonia removers in the
filter this will keep
your filter every 3 month by replacing the cottons, carbon and ammonia
your aquarium water fresh remove 20% only from the water every 1 month
and replace it with new one, add the PH and nitrate minus to the new
Adding the fish
one or two fish at a time. This allows your filtration system to take
adapt to the increased biological load that the new fish introduce.
After bringing you new fish home from the store, let the bag float in
the tank for about fifteen minutes. This will allow the fish to become
acclimated with the temperature and the pH of the aquarium water. After
five minutes of floating the bag, add some of the aquarium water into
the bad so that the fish get used to the pH level in the aquarium. Doing
this will help reduce the amount of stress imposed on the fish, which
often leads to dead or diseased fish.
fish divided into 3 types peaceful fish, Semi aggressive, and aggressive
when buying fish you should know that every type live with its type
adding peacfull fish with aggressive will cause the peaceful fish to be
things you should not do
change more than 20% of the water this will stress the fish and may kill
them, if you change all the water you need to go back from 0 and start
the biological cycle again.
your hands in the water unless you are sure that they are cleanone drop
from tergent or other chemicals thatís used in cleaning can kill all
fish in minutes
keep light always 8 to 12 hours is enough to them.