Tropical Fish Secrets
a fish enthusiast, you should have a plastic tank that can be used as isolationtank or that can be used as quarantine. An isolation tank should be 3- 4 gallons(10-15 liters) in capacity. It is also important that it be fully equipped with aheater and a filter. I would recommend that you purchase your isolation tankwhen you purchase your aquarium. The reason for this is that you can use theisolation tank when you first get your fish and while you are setting up youraquarium. Plastic tanks have there place but due to the fact that they are notscratch resistant, it is better to use them only as a temporary solution to yourpermanent aquarium. Plastic tanks are great economically and they arenarrower at the bottom and can be stacked for better storage. You will see asyou expand your love for your aquarium that you will run out of space quickly.Therefore, plastic tanks are definitely an advantage.
What if a relative gives you a tank, how can I fix it sothat I can use it
I am sure everyone knows someone who has tried to build an aquarium and theywere unsuccessful and gave up. It could be a neighbour or relative or friend. Itis possible that this person will give you there aquarium in hopes that you can bemore successful than they were. Okay, so, how do we not make the samemistakes? How do we use what they gave up to start us out for the time being?Most often these aquariums are the old-fashioned frame tank with glass panescemented to the metal frame. You will need to seal the joints with a siliconerubber. Use only a silicone rubber with an acetic base. Ensure that you seal all joints. Don’t forget to seal the lower edge of the frame that runs along the top ofthe tank. Remove all the grease with an alcohol or acetone solvent. Okay, youhave the silicone rubber, now what do you do with it. You squeeze some of it outand put it in the seams. Smooth it out by using your finger. (Tip: adddishwashing detergent to your finger before you put silicone rubber on it so that itdoesn’t stick to your finger.) This will make that tank useable for several years. Itwill be able to give you some time to figure out what kind of fish you would like,what kinds of plants you would like and how big of an aquarium you will need tohave the aquarium of your dreams. The aquarium that your friends will berunning over to see.
What your aquarium should be made of and the format
Most aquariums, as I am sure that you are aware of, are taller than they arewider. The reason for this is so that they fit in with modern furniture. Anotherreason is because a taller tank offers a larger viewing surface which will bebeneficial when your aquarium is full of beautiful tropical fish. The problem withis this that the larger the floor area, the healthier the inhabitants, both fish andplants. Remember any living organism in the aquarium is an inhabitant. Yougoal is the build the best aquarium possible that will create a healthy environmentfor your organisms to thrive in. The larger the floor area the more possibilitiesthat you have to arrange plants, decorate the aquarium. It also allows bottom fish