Steps To Setting Up A Freshwater Aquarium

by whispaq on June 29, 2019

When the frog is 8 months old, it is officially an adult. By this time, you will know whether you have a male or a female frog. Males are distinguished with black marks under it’s arms, almost as if someone took a black marker and painted the arms. Males also make noise, and can be quite loud too! It’s similar to the croaking of outdoor tree frogs. Females neither make noise, nor have the black marks under the arms.

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.

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.

Maintaining the right temperature especially during the colder months can be tricky and a bit difficult. To make things easier for you, you should consider buying a thermostat or an automated water heater from a reliable aquarium supplies store.

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.

The stale smell that sometimes surrounds the area where an aquarium is placed, tells you that the filter needs to be changed. The environment does not remain fresh after the filter is clogged. If you cannot maintain the aquarium at regular basis, you can think about getting Whisper Aquarium Filters. Even if the fish seem to be normal but in reality they won’t be healthy.

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.

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