A beautiful aquarium full of pretty decorative fish will bring a lot of life and beauty to every home. It is not true that maintaining an aquarium is very hard and involves a lot of time, cost, frequent water replacement and cleaning. All you have to do is figure it out where to start and how to organize your aquarium so you do not make a bunch of mistakes that you need to fix and kill your desire for it. The aquarium is can be a beauty that could give you a great coziness in your home or office and relax your nerves very fast during the work day or the holidays. The fish in it act soothing and restore your mental balance very quickly. If you put a little more creativity and diligence in its creation, the beauty will be amazing.
Where should you start with your new aquarium?
First you have to decide how big you want it to be and where to put it. You are mistaken, if you think the small aquarium is easier to maintain than the big one, unless it is a small one fish desk aquarium. It is important, however, to place the aquarium in a place that is not exposed to direct sunlight in order to keep the glass clean. Otherwise, an unpleasant greenish layer will form. Select the location so that there is no risk of pushing and possibly breaking. If it is a small desk aquarium, better put it close to your computer or monitor, so it is far from the edges of your desk.
Once you’ve chosen the location, size and shape, then you can make it match the interior at home or in your office. Get everything you need from a local aquarium shop. These stores have a huge variety of attributes to build the design of your own aquarium. When you pick everything for the aquarium interior, you should know that any element should be disinfected, before it can be placed among the fish. This is done to protect the fish from any disease or infection.
Arrange your aquarium the way you think it will be best and most beautiful, everything is visible from everywhere. Once you’re sure you are ready with everything and it is time for fish to start swimming around, fill it with water and plug it all in for about an hour. You have to make sure everything works well, the aquarium is not flowing anywhere. It’s best to wait for a while, before you start creating the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle is an important condition for fish farming and is therefore created, before you release them inside. For this purpose, it is necessary to remove the chlorine in the water, which can be done with a special substance you can buy or with a spoon of cooking salt (1 spoon for 50 liters of water). Then, a fine fish feed is added to provide the necessary amount of ammonia. Then the aquarium has to stay this way for about 20 hours and then you should test the water for the ammonia level, which should be around 5 ppm. Once we have achieved this environment, we can now put the desired fish inside.
Choosing the fish for your aquarium
When choosing fish, it is important to know in advance whether the onse you have chosen can co-exist with each other. Errors can often happen, leading to conflicts among them and dead in your aquarium.
It is good to decide in advance what decorative fish you have and get the most information about them. You can also ask in the store, when you buy them. Learn what they need and how to take care of them the best possible way. Happy fish are playful and interesting to watch. On the other hand, sick and unhappy fish can bring depression in your home or office, which is exactly the opposite of the aquarium’s purpose.
If you manage to create a good environment in your aquarium and observe basic rules for fish selection and farming, it is not difficult to maintain it at home and even in your office. At the same time, its sea-like beauty is immeasurable and acts relaxing.