The aquatics world is shown to us in different ways, from pictures to films and documentaries, that reveal different creatures and plants in the depth of the water. The diversity of these different oceanic creatures, with images taken skilfully and artfully in photography works, never fail to amaze and thrill us.
We are captivated with the many showcases and even experiences in seeing the aquatics world that we want to make a similarity of this world even in our own space.
Owning an aquarium fish tank is a way of bringing in and creating the water world, even at a small space, into your living space and work area.
The first thing to do in creating your own aquatic world is to plan in getting your own aquarium, which you can start by going to a local pet store or fish breeder and get ideas on the kind of fish you would have in your own aquatic world. The people at the store will be more than glad to help you decide the right size of tank for your space and offer you all the necessary accessories and equipment for your fish tank.
But before buying your fish, it is important that your fish tank is going to work efficiently and ready for your fish. The first thing you have to do is to scrub the surfaces of your tank by using a mild detergent and warm water, and make sure that you have removed the detergent and debris to assure cleanliness of your fish tank. Generally, we put gravel as part of the imitation of the ocean floor, and so you make sure that these are rinsed under running water until you can see that the water runs clear.
Placing your fish tank under direct sunlight is not advisable since this light will encourage growth of algae in the tank. Fill up your fish tank half way only with water and use dechlorinated water.
Your next step is to install the filter and the heater if needed, but normally, an indoor freshwater aquarium fish tank does not need one. And now comes your aquarium decorations, like rocks and other ornaments on the base of the tank, that you can create plenty of hiding places for your fishes to their delight.
Ammonia is a common problem for new tanks that are set up, and so it is advisable that you place your fishes in the tank only after two weeks have passed.
When you set up and maintain an aquarium fish tank takes a lot of time and money, but you will feel rewarded as you see your own aquatic world being a part of your living room or office.