The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums by David E. BoruchowitzThe key to becoming a dedicated aquarium hobbyist is to succeed with your first aquarium. The Simple Guide to® Freshwater Aquariums concentrates on providing you with a complete plan and all the information you need to choose and use the right-for-you aquarium equipment and the right-for-you fish and plants: it wants you to succeed. The information is presented in a completely straightforward text thats easy to read, easy to understand - and very definitely easy to put to good use.
Setting up your new Aquarium
I hate to burst any bubbles, but there are significant differences in the maintenance regime of the two. The reason I recommend starting out with a freshwater aquarium is that freshwater fish are less expensive than their saltwater cousins. If any problems were to arise in maintenance, freshwater fish are less fragile than saltwater ones. Saltwater aquariums are more expensive to set up and maintenance is also more precarious. They require additional equipment, special lighting and additional work during water changes.
This freshwater aquarium setup article explains how to set up a basic freshwater fish tank. We'll start with a short list of the equipment you'll need and then give you a step by step guide on setting up or starting your first freshwater fish tank.
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Why Start with a Freshwater Aquarium?
Owning an aquarium can be a fun and rewarding experience! - A step-by-step guide to addembling and installing your new aquarium properly.
Show less Having a freshwater aquarium is a wonderful way to bring nature into your home. Setting up a new aquarium is easier than it looks at first glance. The scope of gadgets and accessories on the shelves in pet stores is intimidating, but all you really need are the basics to get started. You'll be watching fish swim gracefully by in your new freshwater aquarium in no time. Try again! Avoid areas that get a lot of sunligh— will cause too much algae to grow.
So you have all the gear but no idea? Before you start anything It is important that you carefully choose where you want to place the tank, make sure it is even ground and will support the tank's filled weight. Slanted floors can result in undue stress and crack the aquarium glass. Hard, flat surfaces are ideal. Cabinets are popular and are a requirement for larger, heavy aquariums. For smaller aquariums 30 gallons or less any sturdy, reinforced furniture with a flat surface can suffice.