How to Setup a Tropical Fish aquarium
A tropical aquarium attracts everyone around and also creates a superb, natural
environment for any room. Today, I will be providing here some of the basic tips and
advices for you. You can follow these to maintain an aquarium in simple and easy steps.
1. Firstly, You have to buy an aquarium along with a hood or top lid and a light. Usually, it
is much easier to properly maintain a larger tank than a smaller one. On the other hand, the
equipment for bigger tanks is also more expensive than for smaller ones. If you want an
aquarium that is compatible with the your room size in your home then try to buy one that
is at least 24 inches long, 12 inches high and 12 inches wide. This size is considerably good
for medium sized fish. Also, it will be easy to maintain and will work. It really works well
even when placed in a small room. Also, such a sized tropical fish aquarium tank will
provide you with enough space to keep different types of tropical fish. For maintaining your
aquarium’s water quality, buy a good, submersible electric filter.
Some other things that you need are:
• Gravel or sand
• Back picture for the aquarium
• a heater
2. When you setup your tropical fish aquarium for the very first time, wash it with some
warm water and a new, clean cloth. Avoid use of detergent or bleach as it might not get
washed properly and harm the fish.
3. Now, it’s time to fill up the tank with water and turn on the heater and the filter. Let the
tank running with this water for at least two to three days and then add fish. Tropical fish
aquarium tanks should be having water temperature between 26-27 degrees Celsius.
4. Now you are in a situation to add fish to your tank. I, myself, like and also recommend
others to keep tiger barbs, guppies and neon tetras. Do not put in all the fish at a sngle
time. Add them two or three at a time. Change of habitat can cause trouble for them,
initially, but as soon as they get used to it, it won’t be a problem anymore. An easy way to
do all this is to float the fish bag in the aquarium for quite some time. Then make a small
opening on one side of bag and let them swim out themselves. This will prevent their
5.Now you are finally done! Enjoy your new, beautiful tropical fish aquarium.