Freshwater Gold Fish Tank Set Up

Article by Florin Iusan

Setting up a freshwater aquarium for the first time is not as hard as you might think. It is important to know how to and what you need to start setting up your goldfish tank. The most important thing is to set up your aquarium correctly for the first time so that you don’t have any problems later. Then you can focus on how your aquarium will look.

You can begin setting up your aquarium after you decide where to place it. It is important the room where you want to install it and also it’s position so that you don’t have to move it once it is full. The best places to set up your tank is in the living room, kitchen or at the office. The least favorable places are the bedroom or your kids room. The water pump might keep you awake.

The first thing to do is to clean the dust in your tank. Then you need to add at least 2 inches of gravel to create a substrate. Once this is done you need to fill the tank with cold tap water. This process will take a few minutes, but it is the only time you will fill it.

The the water conditioner and biological supplement so that the healthy bacteria starts populating your aquarium. Add the water pump and filter. Make sure you have a drip loop before you plug in the pump. To make sure your goldfish are safe, your aquarium needs to function properly for at least 5 days before you add the fish.

After you add your goldfish, make sure you do water changes every day for the first two weeks. This will keep a low ammonia level and the Nitrogen Cycle won’t hurt the goldfish.

Depending on your imagination, you can add a plant you your tank and some ornaments. This makes your tank look more attractive, but you have to make sure these won’t hurt your goldfish.

Florin Iusan is a goldfish enthusiast. He has been keeping goldfish and setting up fish tanks for over 16 years and loves doing it. Learn more about your fish tank set up by visiting

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