Beginner Fish: Tropical Fish for Beginners in Saltwater ..

So here are my suggestions for fish species that should feature in a beginner tropical tank.
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• The first step is to find a suitable sized fish tank. 10 gallons (roughly 40L) is suitable for a beginner’s tropical fish tank. Remember that it will need a hood for the lighting.

• The next step to set up a tropical fish tank is to buy the equipment needed including the filtration system, heater, thermometer, gravel and water conditioner (dechlorinator). There are several starter kits available that have all of these things included.

• Your tank will need decorations, these serve two purposes. The first is that they make the tank more interesting, the second is to give the fish somewhere to feel secure so make sure you buy things that could form a hideout.

• Keep the fish tank out of direct sunlight or near anywhere that will change the temperature (radiator etc). One of they key aspects to caring for tropical fish is to make sure that the water temperature is kept constant.
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Keeping saltwater fish is a wonderful and exciting hobby. Whether you are a beginner and this is your first aquarium or you've kept freshwater tropical fish, you will be amazed at the grace, dignity and beauty of marine fish. But beware, as you expand your knowledge about the fascinating life in our oceans, you may find yourself wanting to know even more! On this page you can download your own FREE copy of the e-book Tropical fish - a beginner's guide.
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The necessity of working biological filtration is often overlooked by beginner aquarists since they want to fill their aquarium with fish as soon as they have brought the tank home. Letting the water rest for 24 hours and then tossing several dozens of fish into it may work in some cases, but a lot of problems with sudden fish death is caused by this irresponsible way of handling living creatures. If you want to keep your fish alive in the long run, you should devote some time to proper cycling of the aquarium before you start to fill it. Cycling is the process where you allow colonies of beneficial bacteria to grow large enough to carry out powerful biological filtration in the aquarium. These bacteria will then continuously help you keep the water quality up in the aquarium. You can read more about how to cycle the aquarium by downloading the Tropical Fish e-book from the forum at AC Tropical Fish. (Downloading the e-book is completely free of charge.)
One important aspect of keeping tropical fish is aquarium lighting. This is an often overlooked area that can sometimes be confusing to a beginner. The confusion may come from the many available types of light that you can use for your tank. The main types of light are: regular fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent, high output (ho) fluorescent, very high output (vho) fluorescent and metal halide. Read more. - A guide on how to cycle your aquarium.
- Learn the basics of aquarium lighting
- Overview of How To Breed Tropical Fish
- Great Beginner Fish for the Beginner Aquarist
- Horrible Beginner Fish for the Beginner Aquarist
- A guide to your fist aquarium
- Basic filter management
- Information on the effects of using carbon in your aquarium.
- A guide to aquarium cycling and how it works.
- A text about why you shouldn't alway trust your fish store.
- A detailed account of how to simulate seasons in aquariums
- How to prevent electrical accidents.
- thoughts about filtration
- Thoughts on how to optimize growth in fry.
- An introduction for beginners.
- Llists and describes the different methods of aquarium filtration, and then discusses their benefits and drawbacks.
- Information about how to find breeding triggers in different fihs species.
- Information about fry savers and how to construct fry savers.
- A gew tips on choosing healthy fish.
- A guide on how to make your own pebble cave for your fish.
- A technical article about modifying hardness, alkalinity and pH.
- The factors affecting fish growth - some may be manipulated, others not.
- Detailed guide on how to setup a freshwater aquarium..
- RO is a way to get very pure water in which fish such as dicus and neon tetras can breed and raise their fry.
- How to make sure that the materials you use in your aquascaping are aquarium safe.
- A guide that will help you choose the right fish for you based on tank size and experience level.
- Help beginners setup their first aquarium
- Protecting your fishes vital slime coat
- The biology of snails. Their advantages and disadvantages in an aquarium. How to keep them in check.
- How to set-up, stock and maintain an aquarium that replicates the Amazon watershed.
- Information about Wall mounted aquariums
- Hardness, alkalinity and pH are discussed technically, from a chemistry point of view.
- Introduction to water chillers.Since most beginners should start with a freshwater tropical tank, I thought it would be a good idea to point out some popular and beginner-friendly fish you should consider to put into your tank.