Found 9th Sep 2008
Hi People,

hope someone can help, i'm after a small aquarium for a few trpoical fish, can anyone recommend a decent one, also other equipment i will need.

And advice on how you keep it clean
Thanks

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the size of your tank depends on what fish you want, you will also need power filter (internal or external), filter size depends on the amount of water in your tank needs to re-circulate the water at least 4 times per hour. a heater obviouslyand a blower to put oxygen into the water. .
water conditioners, and a bacteria mix to kick start your filter. dont add fish for atleast as week then start slowly adding a couple at a time.

cleaning is importants but easy 25% of the volume of water evry week make sure you make the water safe pure tap water can kill your fish, if you find alge growing on the glass you can either use a mag float cleaner or a clean sponge will generally do the trick

Believe you me - it will trn in to a labour of love!

I started off like this - and the claening, the water treatment, the filters, the wood, the gravel, the fish, the white spot, the ....... It isn't cheap, but they do look fantastic when they are up and running and the light is on.

They have come in in heaps and bounds lately to what things used to be like - the best advice is to find a local and reputable supplier of both the fish and the equipment, as it isn't really something that can necessarily be bought cheaply via the internet. Let's face it - you are going to be making qute a few visits there to get the fish, once the tank has setled in and the water is at the correct ph and so on.....

Choose your fish carefully, as they don' t ALL live in the 'get along gang'!!

Thought about having a wall aquarium very smart but i do not have the time look after it.

foxymissroxy;2927348

the size of your tank depends on what fish you want, you will also need … the size of your tank depends on what fish you want, you will also need power filter (internal or external), filter size depends on the amount of water in your tank needs to re-circulate the water at least 4 times per hour. a heater obviouslyand a blower to put oxygen into the water. . water conditioners, and a bacteria mix to kick start your filter. dont add fish for atleast as week then start slowly adding a couple at a time. cleaning is importants but easy 25% of the volume of water evry week make sure you make the water safe pure tap water can kill your fish, if you find alge growing on the glass you can either use a mag float cleaner or a clean sponge will generally do the trick



couldnt get any better advice then that i would like to add that if ur not sure about anything then you can visit your local aquariam store and they will be happy to help you,anotherthing is worth signing up on the net to these sish forums,i used to be on there years ago and cant remeber the web site, but you can try here and most of them are very experiance and knowledgable

aquariumforums.net/ or fishforums.net/

all the best dude

waterloo;2927407

thought about having a wall aquarium very smart but i do not have the … thought about having a wall aquarium very smart but i do not have the time sort look after it.



id love that stick my 4ft tank in the wall lol

Stick these ones on your wall go to ebay for a cheap price relaxsea.co.uk/
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