Article by Michaelpthevip
Better to prepare beforehand than to spend hours trying to fix the damage you can do when going through a process of fish tank set up. Here are 3 common mistakes that beginners make:
1. Buying very large aquarium (or very small)
Generally it is good to have a decent size aquarium because in larger tanks the environment is more stable and any negative processes spread much slower, but you must consider Big Tank= Much work. You will have to make large water changes, cleaning will be a pain and maintenance cost high.
On the other hand small tank can accommodate less fish and plants ( decorations) and any toxic substance that gets into your aquarium will cause a serious damage to it.So it is best for start to choose a medium sized tank and in my opinion something like 20 gallon (100 liter) is nice for start.
2. Not enough gravel/soil
I mean don’t ever fill your tank with water (to 100%) when u realized that you are short on gravel, you may think to yourself ” I will add more later lets fill this thing up and see how it’s presenting” wrong! You will mess any decorations you put in may cause damage to plants ( if they don’t have enough gravel underneath them they won’t grow/ die anyways).
It is also very hard to form the surface when the water is present and remember on the back of your tank there should be 24-28 inches (8-9cm) and then sliding towards the front where you should have something like 16 inches ( 4cm) of gravel.
3. Not “cycling” your tank before adding fish
“Cycling” is a process in which the positive bacteria are made, they can neutralize dangerous compounds like ammonia ( wastes of fish , remainings of dead plants). Typically that process takes about 2-4 weeks only after that period of time (and after you tested your water) you can go ahead an buy fish. For a short article it is not possible to explain such process in details so i encourage you to type”aquarium cycling” into google and learn more about it. Stay tuned for more articles about fish tank set up.
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i really need to write a script or somthing …….. lol sorry for all the umms and ahhss dont think well on my feet but all the info is good though hope this helps some people….
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