Are you a fish lover by nature? Do you want to keep pets at home? Then the best way to get started is by setting up an aquarium. An aquarium does not serve as habitat for fishes but even for reptiles such as turtles and amphibians like salamanders. Aquariums can even be used as plant terrariums. Aquariums can definitely be used in any of these entities. In choosing a fishtank, you can select from various sizes, shapes, and types that are available today. Most aquariums are being marketed for storage of house fish. Sizes of this can range from about 5gallons to an estimate of 200 gallons. Most of these are made from glass.
What are the benefits of having an aquarium at home? Having fishes at home is indeed beneficial as they are proven to help in preventing risks from some diseases and relieve some stress relate problems of several pet owners. How can you to this? Aquariums may be placed near your bed and you may gaze at it before sleeping. You will see changes in your mood as it brightens your day. Even when you get sick staring at your fishes can help you reduce the amount of stress and pain you are feeling. Try to observe some hospitals and you will find a number having aquariums in a corner.
There are several things you will need in starting an aquarium. You need to decide on the place to set u the aquarium. This will help you in deciding on the size and length of the aquarium. Make sure the area is close to light, near outlets to put up heaters, filters, and other equipments needed to be plugged. Once the area is ready, you may start placing your aquarium and set up the physical features. Start by putting the gravels. It is ideally two inches in height and three inches in a hill part. You may also add natural rocks at the bottom. Once finished you may slowly pour water inside. Make sure gravels and other plants will not be moved. Run the filter and dechlorinator over night before putting the fishes. Assure clarity of the water.
Here are some reminders in maintaining your fishtank. Never use soaps in cleaning anything inside as there is a possibility that fishes will die. Research also suggests avoidance of adding sea shells as there is a possibility for imbalance in the water. Regularly clean the water. Change it at least once in month. Sustain an average of 7.00 as the pH level. Maintain good temperature inside of around 25 degrees.