Do you want to experience the underwater aura inside your home? Do you desire to have an aquarium that makes you feel stress-free and cruises you to the aquatic world? Then what are you waiting for, we will help you to set-up a marvelous home aquarium. Researchers have asserted the pleasure of having an aquarium at home.
Studies have proven that having an aquarium at home cuts down the level of stress and anxiety. The beautiful and colorful fishes also add charm to your home décor.
So here are some tips to create a home aquarium and to maintain these serene marine companions:
The first step you should follow before setting up an aquarium is to check whether you have gathered all the required equipments or things to set up the aquarium. Right from the fish tank to the oxygen pipe, filter, decorative pieces, light, and water and of course fishes.
Decorating the fish tank:
It is always recommended to wipe and clean the tank before filling it. Clean the tank with an unused cloth and lukewarm water. Set up the tank as if you are decorating your own home. Since fishes are frequently in motion, adorn the tank according to it, do not overfill it. Add some pebbles or you can also add marbles, as they look stunning in water. You get many decorative items for the aquarium in the market; you can buy them according to the size of the tank. To make the aquarium look more real put in live plants that best suits the aquarium. It helps to maintain the water conditions inside the tank. Apart from these decorative pieces, the other essential things required for the fish tank are the filter, florescent lighting, heater etc. Always remember, leave enough space for the movement of the fishes.
Choosing the right fish:
Once you have beautified your aquarium, it’s time to add fishes. There are two categories of fishes saltwater and freshwater. Though saltwater fishes look more exotic, they need tremendous maintenance. They are not best suited for the home aquariums. Always go for freshwater fishes. At the initial stage it is better to choose fishes like Danio zebras, neon tetras, serpae tetras and red-eyed tetras. Having a plecostomus (sucker fish) in the tank is very beneficial. This fish is an algae-eater and cleans the tank to certain extent. Make your tank look attractive and multihued with beautiful fishes. Initially do not crowd the fish tank.
Important points to remember:
Maintenance is the most important thing to follow after setting up the aquarium. Timely water changing, managing the filter, vacuuming the tank are some of the important maintenance issues that has to be observed periodically.
So follow the above tips and get enthralled in your own little fish land.