Choosing and Setting up a Betta Fish Tank - A Beginners Guide

You have successfully finished setting up and adding fish to your first fish tank! Enjoy!!
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An excellent way to start! Good job and interesting to read, too. I know for a salt water tank, most people who start one agree that it is best to let them cycle at least a month before adding fish. In fact, I had a friend of mine with a 200 gallon salt water tank that said he always started one off as a reef tank, then added fish a month or more later. That way, the fish had something to settle into. Fresh water tanks may not require quite as long to cycle, but it wouldn't hurt, especially if you're adding live plants. It would give them a chance to root well and everything would be ready to introduce the fish. Another consideration is the heating process. Bigger tanks take more time to heat and it can take up to 2 or 3 days to get the temperature set right and consistent. I think people just get in too big of a hurry, whereas if they just took a little extra time, they'd have a healthier environment for the fish and a much better setup.
You have successfully finished setting up and adding fish to your first fish tank! Enjoy!!
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Therefore, a proper fish tank set up is vital when keeping goldfish for years to come. While setting up and maintaining a fresh water tank might sound like a difficult task if you follow these instructions you should be up and running in no time. As long as you keep up the daily maintenance you should have beautiful and healthy tank for your new fish. The type and quantity of plant are important in setting up a tank and should always be considered for the type of fish you choose.
Photo provided by FlickrHere are 5 common mistakes newcomers are likely to make while setting up a tropical fish tank in their home.
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However, many do start with just a small fish tank, so we want to give you a list of items to use with your small aquarium so that you can increase your chances for success in tropical fishkeeping. If you need help with setting up your new tank, check out the page.Once a week, or at most once every two weeks, you will need to perform some kind of maintenance on the tank. Most of the time you will be performing water changes. You will also have to feed your fish at least once a day. Setting up and running a fish tank does cost money. There are recurring expenses such as replacing filter media, buying food, etc. Check out the page to get an idea of the setup costs involved. If you are up to the challenge, please proceed!This freshwater aquarium setup article explains how to set up a basic freshwater fish tank. We'll start with a short list of the equipment you'll need and then give you a step by step guide on setting up or starting your first freshwater fish tank.Now that everything is home, clean it all off and get ready togo. Expect to spend a couple of hours setting everything up if this isyour first fish tank. Fill your fish tank with water once all of yourequipment is set up, and let it settle for a day or so so you can makesure that everything is working properly and that nothing leaks.Setting up your first betta fish tank can be somewhat intimidating, but it shouldn’t be scary! In fact it is good if you do feel a little worried, it proves you care and want to learn. This post will cover important steps you should take in order to create the perfect setting for a betta fish tank, it will state the importance of water cycling and give you tips for taking care of your new fish.Quick tutorial of fish tank set up.
Depending on the fish, do a research on them and find out the right size of tank you need for them. For this video I am using 10 gallon tank for one betta fish i have. I am going to add in the heater and a water filter if I really need to. But don't worry about my fish since he lived in the glass jar for about 6 months without the filter and the heater. Also make sure what kind of food they eat and the proper temperature of the water. Thank you for watching and make sure to leave comments about either the things you liked or disliked. Enjoy setting up your own fish tank and hope this video helped!