Setting Up A Natural Amazon Themed Aquarium

by whispaq on July 3, 2019

Aquarium Heaters
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Deciding on the tank size is both a personal preference (how much room have you got to spare?) and contingent on how many fish you’d like to keep. Most all tanks come with a hood (a cover for the tank, think jumping fish) and a light.

Depending on your tank size and fish load, most aquarists can get away with changing 15-20% of their water twice a month – others need to do 10-15% weekly. Gravel cleaners or siphons are awesome for this purpose. Although any clean hose will work, we prefer gravel cleaners as they will remove buildups of dirt and uneaten food from the substrate while draining off the water.

If floating particles in your tank is a concern, we recommend a Whisper Aquarium Filters, they are very low maintenance. In addition to removing the solids, they also employ chemicals to eliminate odor and discoloration.

This one tells you that you’re over feeding your fish. They eat so much that the left-overs murky the waters. Give your fish what they can eat and finish in 3-5 minutes and then make it 2-3 times a day.

If you are adding a lone convict to an established tank of other cichlids, it’s usually better to remove the other fish and let the convict have the tank to himself for a little while. Then add the other fish back in. It’s not uncommon for a convict to lose its color when you introduce it to an aquarium or if it gets stressed. In fact, if your convict fades out in an established tank, it’s time to check your water chemistry.

Start out with two or three fish the first ten days, then get two or three more, wait another ten days, and so on. If you place too many fish at one time into a new fish tank, the water will not be capable to properly cycle, and will quickly turn harmful. Patience is the key for the first six to eight weeks. That mentioned, a significant error people make is to purchase schooling fish but only get 1 or 2 of them. This is stressful and cruel for the fish. A school implies that a group of 5 is the bare minimum.

You do not need an “air pump” that blows bubbles into your aquarium. To start with, these bubbles do not really add oxygen into the water, it is the agitation and movement of the water surface that is putting oxygen into the water.

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