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1. LOCATION

The location of your aquarium needs to be established by taking the following measures into consideration:

1. Avoid Direct Sunlight

1. Avoid Direct Sunlight

 

Avoid direct sunlight to prevent the water temperature increasing and causing excess algae growth.

2. Strong Base Location

2. Strong Base Location

 

Ensure the location can support the size and weight of your aquarium after it is filled with water.

3. Place Frameless Tank on Styrofoam

3. Place Frameless Tank on Styrofoam

 

If your aquarium is not framed and without a stand, place a layer of Styrofoam underneath to avoid stress.

What is Frameless Tank?

What is Frameless Tank?

A frameless tank is made up of glass panels glued together with silicone. A frameless tank requires support such as Styrofoam underneath to support its weight, and to even out irregularities on the surface that the tank is sitting on, to avoid damage to the tank.

How do you work out the amount of litres of water in your tank?

How do you work out the amount of litres of water in your tank?

To receive more accurate measurements, measure the inside of your tank to eliminate the thickness of the glass. When measuring the height, be sure to measure the height of where the water level will sit and not the entire height of the aquarium.

2. CHOOSING A FISH TYPE

The size of the aquarium that can fit in your location will determine the type of fish you can have. Coldwater, Tropical or Marine are three different types of habitats in which fish live. Each habitat requires different skill level, care and equipment to ensure the fish are kept healthy and happy.

Coldwater

Coldwater

 

Are types of fish such as goldfish and are able to survive in cold water temperatures.

Tropical Freshwater

Tropical Freshwater

 

Are kept in heated freshwater aquariums. Types of tropical fish are cichlids, platies and tetras.

Marine

Marine

 

Are kept in saltwater aquariums. Types of marine fish are clown fish, tangs and butterfly fish.

3. EQUIPMENT

Once a decision has been made on the size of the aquarium and the type of fish, the correct equipment can be purchased.

Filtration

Filtration

 

Internal Filters, Hang On Filters, Skimmers, Caninster Filters, etc. View Aqua One's Filtration Products.

Heater

Heater

 

Glass Heaters, Thermosafe Heaters, Heat Cords, etc. View Aqua One's Heater Products.

Lighting

Lighting

 

Reflectors, LED Lighting, Fluorescent, PL Lamps, etc. View Aqua One's Lighting Products.

4. DECORATIONS

Having decorations in your aquarium will enhance the setup. It is important to provide a focal point for fish to defend their territory with ornaments that provide a place to rest and hide. Some species such as cichlids and catfish must have a hide cave available to them.

Artificial Plants

Artificial Plants

 

Plastic Plants, Potter Plants, Silk Plants & Glow in the Dark Plants. View Aqua One's Artificial Plant Products.

How much fish can fit into your aquarium?

For every 10 litres of water in your aquarium, you can have up to 3cms of fish. This is a very broad guideline as there are many factors to take into account. Always remember less fish is easier to look after than more. It is important to consult with your local aquarium to help guide you in the right direction.

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