Aquariums are aesthetically appealing and make the room more beautiful when they are set up properly. To set up the aquarium properly you need to be skilled and doing it on your own can be difficult. Below are essential tips that can help you set up an aquarium. Before you step up to buy the materials have a plan. Write down all the items you need for the aquarium, the type of fish that you want to have and any additional items you need in the aquarium. Having a list of things that you need will prevent you from buying unnecessary things. Research about the different types of fish you have chosen for the aquarium to determine the compatible ones. Different types of fish require different kind of environment m tank sized and water types to thrive. Taking time to research and learn about fish before you set up the aquarium will ensure you succeed in the set up. Purchase all the items you need for the aquarium then prepare the fish tank. The tank should be well cleaned before you put anything in the tank. Ensure you use proper materials when cleaning the tank to avoid the use of chemicals that can harm the fish.
The fish tank should be positioned away from direct sunlight and near an electrical outlet. Place the tank where it will be staying before you add water to the tank. Tanks that do not have an in-built stand must be placed on a sturdy surface that can hold the heavy weight of the aquarium once filled with fish and other things. You need to add substrate and water after positioning the tank. Choose the right substrate according to the type of fish that you will be keeping in the aquarium. The water should remain clear after adding the substrate, and this can be achieved if the substrate is cleaned before it is added in the tank. The equipment should be set up once you have added water on the tank. The aquarium equipment consists of filter, air pump the heater and other aquarium accessories. The accessories and the dcor should be set up once the equipment is well set in the aquarium. Add plants that can thrive in the aquarium such as the mushroom coral. The fish need bacteria to remain healthy, and you can build up the bacteria in the tank when you cycle the tank.
In the final step add the fish to the aquarium. You need to add the fish slowly to introduce them to the elements and cohabitants of their new home. Check how the fish adapting to their new environment. Make sure the equipment in the tank is functioning properly, and the tank is cleaned thoroughly.