The Do's & Don'ts of Aquariums

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A home aquarium can be very pleasing and fulfilling.  However creating and maintaining them is another matter altogether.
Before you start building you should first learn some of the basics of the hobby, this will ensure your success.  In this article I will list a few of the do's and don'ts to maintain and care for your aquarium.
 
Research

As with any project you will need to do some research.  You caould also ask for guidence frome professionals or even other enthusiasts via aquarium forums.  Please take note as with all information on the internet care should be taken.

Building an eco-system is complex and is needed when building aquariums.  It helps if you keep upto date of what is helpful for you to achieve a livable environment for your aquatic pets.


Never put aesthetics first.
 
The natural aquatic environment is very aesthetic by itself.  The elements here don't exist just for the beauty.  Some elements exist because they are very important in the fragile underwater ecosystem.

Don't do things because you they think they look good, but rather do things because it is necessary to achieve an aesthetic presentation.  For example don't choose gravel that is to fine because it will become tightly packed and the friendly bacteria won't be able to thrive in your aquarium.

Don't choose gravel that is to large as the food can be lost easily and trapped inside the gaps, this will upset the balance of your aquarium.

Quarantine Tank
 
You should have a spare aquarium for your fish.  This has a double use.  It will allow you to store new fish seperate from your main aquarium and allow you to monitor the fish to make sure they are fit and well.  It will also allow yoou to monitor sick fish and also treat them if required.

If you have been getting away with not putting new additions in quarantine before adding it to your aquarium, You Should Always Follow this Important Process.  This rule could save you a lot of time and money in your hobby.

Don't over feed your fish.

It is better to under feed your fish that to over feed them.  To know how much to give them is to test an amount and see if the food can be eaten within 5 minutes.  If it takes more than 5 minutes then you have over fed.  You should remove any uneaten food.

The Do's & Don'ts of Aquariums

A home aquarium can be very pleasing and fulfilling.  However creating and maintaining them is another matter altogether.
Before you start building you should first learn some of the basics of the hobby, this will ensure your success.  In this article I will list a few of the do's and dont's to maintain and care for your quarium.
 
Research

As with any project you will need to do some research.  You caould also ask for guidence frome professionals or even other enthusiasts via aquarium forums.  Please take note as with all information on the internet care should be taken.

Building an eco-system is complex and is needed when building aquariums.  It helps if you keep upto date of what is helpful for you to achieve a livable environment for your aquatic pets.


Never put aesthetics first.
 
The natural aquatic environment is very aesthetic by itself.  The elements here don't exist just for the beauty.  Some elements exist because they are very important in the fragile underwater ecosystem.

Don't do things because you they think they look good, but rather do things because it is necessary to achieve an aesthetic presentation.  For example don't choose gravel that is to fine because it will become tightly packed and the friendly bacteria won't be able to thrive in your aquarium.

Don't choose gravel that is to large as the food can be lost easily and trapped inside the gaps, this will upset the balance of your aquarium.

Quarantine Tank
 
You should have a spare aquarium for your fish.  This has a double use.  It will allow you to store new fish seperate from your main aquarium and allow you to monitor the fish to make sure they are fit and well.  It will also allow yoou to monitor sick fish and also treat them if required.

If you have been getting away with not putting new additions in quarantine before adding it to your aquarium, You Should Always Follow this Important Process.  This rule could save you a lot of time and money in your hobby.

Don't over feed your fish.

It is better to under feed your fish that to over feed them.  To know how much to give them is to test an amount and see if the food can be eaten within 5 minutes.  If it takes more than 5 minutes then you have over fed.  You should remove any uneaten food.

The Do's & Don'ts of Aquariums

A home aquarium can be very pleasing and fulfilling.  However creating and maintaining them is another matter altogether.
Before you start building you should first learn some of the basics of the hobby, this will ensure your success.  In this article I will list a few of the do's and dont's to maintain and care for your quarium.
 
Research

As with any project you will need to do some research.  You caould also ask for guidence frome professionals or even other enthusiasts via aquarium forums.  Please take note as with all information on the internet care should be taken.

Building an eco-system is complex and is needed when building aquariums.  It helps if you keep upto date of what is helpful for you to achieve a livable environment for your aquatic pets.


Never put aesthetics first.
 
The natural aquatic environment is very aesthetic by itself.  The elements here don't exist just for the beauty.  Some elements exist because they are very important in the fragile underwater ecosystem.

Don't do things because you they think they look good, but rather do things because it is necessary to achieve an aesthetic presentation.  For example don't choose gravel that is to fine because it will become tightly packed and the friendly bacteria won't be able to thrive in your aquarium.

Don't choose gravel that is to large as the food can be lost easily and trapped inside the gaps, this will upset the balance of your aquarium.

Quarantine Tank
 
You should have a spare aquarium for your fish.  This has a double use.  It will allow you to store new fish seperate from your main aquarium and allow you to monitor the fish to make sure they are fit and well.  It will also allow yoou to monitor sick fish and also treat them if required.

If you have been getting away with not putting new additions in quarantine before adding it to your aquarium, You Should Always Follow this Important Process.  This rule could save you a lot of time and money in your hobby.

Don't over feed your fish.

It is better to under feed your fish that to over feed them.  To know how much to give them is to test an amount and see if the food can be eaten within 5 minutes.  If it takes more than 5 minutes then you have over fed.  You should remove any uneaten food.




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