Next thing to decide, once figuring out where to put the tank, is how big a tank can I fit in that space. I would have liked to get a 20-gallon tank; unfortunately, one would just not fit in the place I choose for it. However, a 10-gallon one would fit just fine. This however changes my plans as to how many fish I can keep in this tank: the answer is just two. Remember: goldfish get very big – some types can get well over a foot long, though this is not common.

If you do a partial water change (about 20%) once a month, you should be ok. Change your filter at this time, remove algae from the tank and when you refill, be sure to add dechlorinator and stress coat. If it’s been way longer than a month, or you just “top off” the tank when it gets low, you’re not removing any ammonia or nitrates. These do not “evaporate” with the water, but rather stay in the existing water. Levels increase while healthy water decreases.

After spawning with one female, the male will entice another one under the nest and this can continue until he runs out of females ready to breed. The total spawning procedure can take several hours. After spawning the male will add another layer of bubbles to the underside of the nest. He will defend his nest and the eggs. The females will need to be removed without disrupting the nest.

The easiest, most practical, and quickest answer is simple, get a Plecostomus. At best, this fish could be called “handsome” in the looks department but it will put a dent in your algae growth. Notwithstanding, the Plecostomus will win the entertainer of the year award without fail, they have a bigger-than-life personality!

Don’t underestimate the power of the sun. Sunlight is a nutrient for algae, feed it light and it will thrive! Place your tank where the sun does not shine unless you are actually intending to grow algae.

If you opt to go with a Whisper Aquarium Filters, choose one which will move sufficient water for the size of your fish tank. Preferably, it ought to move five gallons of water per hour, per gallon of your fish tank capacity. As an example: a ten gallon. fish tank will need a filtration system that circulates at the very least 50 gallons per hour.

To provide a better quality of life for your goldfish consider keeping them in a 20 gallon tank or larger and add 10 gallons to that for each additional goldfish. Don’t trust your local pet store employee to provide accurate information. Many times these are just local high school kids or college kids working for gas money. Do your own research on any fish, plant, coral or invert before you purchase them.

Your decorations will get algae and scum build up over time; you can easily clean them with a sponge after soaking in hot salty water or try a 10% bleach solution for 15 minutes. Just be sure to rinse well and let dry completely before reintroducing to the aquarium. Absolutely do not use any form of soap, the least bit if residue can be fatal.

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These flower plants will help to decorate your fish tank. All you do is simply drop them into the tank and they will float right down. The plants are made of plastic and they have a ceramic weight on them, to help them float down and stay in place. These BiOrb Winter Flower Plants fit into a BiOrb of eight gallons or more, come in a two pack, and come in the following colors: green, blue and purple, and pink and red.

To keep your Siamese Fighting Fish healthy you will have to perform regular water changes of about twenty percent of the total tank water capacity, and this should be carried out every week to ten days. This is important whether there is a filter present or not. You should always be sure to not just “top up” the water, but actually take out some of the old water and replace it with new water. Be sure that the new water being added has the same temperature (a cheap floating thermometer will work well here) and pH values, and has been de-chlorinated. If cleaning any decorations, be sure not to use any soap.

Always remember to use water that is at the same temperature as the one in the tank – too cold or too hot and your fish are off. Water from your kitchen tap is good enough, or even from your garden hose. Just attach a hose to the tap and put the other end in the tank.

Resist the urge to buy a lot of fish as soon as you set up your tank! The conditions in a recently established aquarium can vary a great deal, which can be fatal to fish.

Maintain your Whisper Aquarium Filters. Change the cartridges on a regular basis. A ten minute investment in weekly changes will save you much more time down the road. The cartridge refills usually come in packs that will save you money and ensure that you always have your supplies at hand. Also, once a month, take apart the filter and clean the impeller area to prevent any build up of matter that may prevent your filter from working properly. This shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes and an old toothbrush is the perfect tool for this little task.

The best way to get the water out of a tank is to buy a gravel vacuum – any good pet store should have one. You can drain the water through the hose and out of a window, or into buckets. You can put your finger over the end of the hose while you transfer between buckets. Keeping the water at an optimum level will ensure the health of your turtle.

Plants: It is a good idea to do some research on what types of aquatium plants are suitable for the soft water of an Amazon aquairum. Good plants to choose would be Sword Plants, Anubius and Vallesneria. There are many other suitalbe plants also but be sure they are suited to soft water and a PH of around 5.5-6.

After choosing the room, now you much choose where in the room. Keep in mind where heavy foot traffic goes through the room. You want to set up the tank where you have easy access to it, but where heavy foot traffic will not scare the fish. Keep in mind that you will be changing the water in the tank 2 or 3 times each week, so you will need enough room around the tank to allow for pumps and buckets and cleaning equipment to be maneuvered easily.

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Goldfish Care Information

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by Geek2Nurse A heater is also necessary, because tropical fish need warm water. Generally a temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit is acceptable for most fish. Temperatures over 85 degrees Fahrenheit can be a breeding ground for bacteria. You know how fish smell when they are dead. They can get a strong scent when they are […]

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3 Simple Tips For Maintenance Of Freshwater Aquariums

July 31, 2019

by fklv (Obsolete hipster) The temperature should be about 27 degrees C (81 degrees F), and the pH neutral or slightly acidic. The hardness should be no higher than 10 dH. Normally the water level is lowered to about 20 centimetres (8 inches). Although I certainly recommend doing this, I have also succeeded in breeding […]

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Buying Your First Goldfish Tank

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by timtak While you’re out buying all this stuff, you might as well buy the siphon and algae scrubber pad, too. There are hand siphons, which are pretty easy to use, and there are the siphons that hook up to a sink, which are really easy to use, but also cost quite a bit. Buy […]

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How To Convert Salt Water Aquarium Into Fresh Water One

July 28, 2019

by Isthmene Here’s a tip for you: algae thrives in sunshine. If you leave your aquarium in the sun for sometime every day, it will get more algae than if it were in the shade the whole of the time. Under-gravel Filters They are an excellent for those who are starting out in aquarium keeping. […]

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