Setting Up A Natural Amazon Themed Aquarium

by whispaq on August 2, 2019

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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