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Video: Aquarium For Beginners
The idea of starting an aquarium (for different people) comes from different factors (for different reasons). But starting the aquarium for the first time isn't easy. And if you do not prepare and do not stock up on the necessary knowledge, this may be the end. It is also necessary to decide on the type, shape and size of the aquarium, with the type of fish, it can be very difficult, especially when purchasing the first aquarium.
Where to begin?
A beginner's aquarium is a regular glass vessel in which fish will live. But to create good conditions in it, it will not be enough just to pour water and start the fish, so it must be completed with special equipment, various decorations and other necessary things.
Initially, you need to decide on the types of fish that will be in the aquarium. Based on this, choose the design of the aquarium. If you start cichlids, then it is better not to use live plants, because they like to wallow in the ground, they will pull out roots or just eat plants. If you have guppies, then you can use live plants. There are many design options and each of the options includes different elements (driftwood, soil, stones, artificial plants, plants, corals). It is also advisable to stick a background on the back wall of the aquarium.
After determining the design, having analyzed what the fish will be, you should proceed to the choice of water filters. Filtration methods can be divided into two types according to the location of the equipment - external and internal. For small aquariums, internal filtration is suitable - a pump with a small washcloth that is located inside the aquarium and filters the water through the washcloth. If the aquarium is large, then it is necessary to install an external filter - a prince.
Which fish to choose?
After you have purchased an aquarium, you start to think "what kind of fish to get?" For those who have an aquarium for the first time, everything seems simple. But in truth, everything is not even very simple. Many factors influence the choice of fish: funds, your nerves, choice of decorations, habitat and much more. The choice is so huge that it is very difficult to decide. Because of this, it is best for beginners to opt for the representatives of the same group and with one habitat. This will make it easier to care for them. Because the fish differ in addition to their appearance also in a peculiar manner of behavior, requirements for water, living conditions, nutrition and a number of other factors.
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Cichlids are easy to keep and beautiful fish. These are perch-like fish, for the maintenance of which it is necessary to restore living conditions close to natural ones. You can also add fish of a different kind to these fish, but having studied them in advance.
The most optimal pairing fish for cichlids are representatives of catfish. For beginners, the most suitable representatives of catfish are corridor, ancistrus, synodontis and plekostomus. They will not only diversify and decorate your aquarium, they will help to clean it, as catfish digs well in the soil, eat up the remains, clean glass and stones with their mouths. And while they are all completely harmless and neutral.
By no means assume that a small aquarium is much easier to maintain than a large one. In a small aquarium, it is difficult to maintain clean water, bio-balance and constant temperature. In a large aquarium, the number of bacteria that support all chemical processes is much higher than in a small one. Temperature fluctuations are much less, since a lot of water is more difficult to warm up, or cool quickly. As for the comfort for the fish, it will certainly be more convenient for them in a large aquarium. Paying attention to this, it should be determined in advance with the availability of service and the proximity of water.
Date of publication: 2011-20-12 The
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