The Right Sized Aquarium – Which Size Is Right For You

by whispaq on June 18, 2019

You can give the driftwood a quick scrub with a new scourer if you like to clean them up. This can be a good idea as some of the wood may have traces of algae on them and often you can not see it. It isn’t entirely necessary though and should be fine as long as the river it came from is clean fresh water.

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.

Instead, buy the fish, take it home and float the bag in your aquarium for 15 minutes. Afterwards, open the bag and dump the fish and the water from the bag into a fish net. Don’t just pour the water in the bag into your aquarium. Place the fish in your tank and enjoy. Keep the stress to begin with low and you’ll have a much greater chance at your new fish being healthy and adjusting easily.

Most freshwater tropical fish keepers own aquariums that are between 10-55 gallons in size. These aquarium owners would benefit greatly from the use of a Whisper Aquarium Filters on their aquarium. The reason is that canister filters are great but they can be a little more expensive and often too large for the average aquarium. I advise that you purchase two HOB Whisper Aquarium Filters and use them on your tank. This allows for you to have an emergency backup incase one fails. Also, running two whisper aquarium filterss will allow you to clean and maintain one filter at a time and not risk depleting your beneficial bacteria colony that resides in your filter media.

When you’re setting up your breeding tank, make use of the water coming from the original tank to keep them stress-free as the exchange happens. You should keep the bottom part clear, meaning no rocks or gravel. Doing so will make sure that getting of any of the leftover food as well as debris will be an easy a task as possible.

If you go to a store and get a new fish, do it after your daily errands. Don’t lug a fish around all day long in that little plastic bag. There is a limited amount of oxygen in that bag. There is no place for your fish to go. It is stressful to be in that plastic bag for a long time.

Filter: I recommend a small power filter(or two) placed in the rear corner(s) of the aquarium. Be sure to read how many liters of water your filter is suitable for before you buy it. You want to create a circular motion of water that flows right around the aquarium, evenly dispersing the temperature and nutrients around the aquarium.

Pick gravel or sand for the bottom; this is essential for a healthy fish tank (approximately. 2-3 inches). Cheap gravel and sand can be bought from home improvement stores. Sand is ideal for fish that like to dig but it must be stirred regularly to stop dead spots that will create havoc on your fish tank.

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