Of course, when we want to start putting or buying an aquarium we must know what we are doing. Here we will discuss the essential parts of an aquarium from the equipment, accessories, and fish food.
Fish Tank. The first thing you want to consider is the perfect type and size of an aquarium for where you will be placing it. One must also consider the materials of the aquarium; there are aquariums made from glass or acrylics. It is also worth to note that the bigger the aquarium, the easier it will be to clean and put the equipment and decorations inside. Bigger aquariums are also suggested to maintain easier life support to fishes.
Aquarium Stand. If you already have a place that you think could support your aquarium then be sure that it is a good fit for the type that you want and that it will not be a hassle when the cleaning day comes. Make sure that is very accessible, and it is a place where you can see the fishes effortlessly; that’s the main purpose of this anyway.
Water Heater. This device is essential to keep the temperature warm and ideal for specific fishes. Tropical freshwater and marine aquariums are usually and mostly maintained from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius. There are also types of aquarium heaters such as glass immersion heaters and under gravel heating. You can also consider putting heating mats under aquariums to help modulate temperature.
Filter System. Aquarium filter is one of the most important aspects to keep in mind. This equipment’s job is to eliminate soluble chemical and physical waste products from fish and other elements inside the aquarium. Sustaining life in the aquarium is also one of the main purposes of aquarium filters due to the limited space in the aquarium.
Air Pump. This device is responsible for generating more oxygen in the fish tank to maintain life in the aquarium.
Lighting. Contrary to what others think, lighting is more than just your decoration. Poor aquarium lighting may lead to stressed fish and poor health and growth. Improper putting lighting can also cause inactivity among the fish and coloration.