Cycling the aquarium - an essential part of starting a fish tank

That’s cool I started the fish tank today about 50 gallons and we are getting the fish tomorrow
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If you don’t yet have an aquarium, not to worry. There are quite a few starter fish tank kits on the market these days. Even better, we’ve come a long way from choosing between the flat-sided bowl or the black-edged tanks — though the latter of these is still among our favorites. Companies have brought a touch of design to their aquarium offerings, so there’s bound to be one that fits your room’s aesthetic. While you’re at it, you can also get a or an to really deck out your setup.
this a quick little guide to starting a new fish tank for the beginner hobbies.
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During the first day ir so, while the fish tank is running withoutfish, you can go back to your list of fish and select a few starterfish. These fish should be hearty, inexpensive, relatively small, andsomething you want to keep in your fish tank in the long run. You onlywant to select 1" (about 2.5cm) of fish per 10 gallons (about 40liters) of water, but this time (and only this time) you can use thesize the fish are when you get them to determine their impact. This isbecause your fish will not grow significantly in the 6-8 weeks it willtake the fish tank to . buy a starter fish first, cat fish / pleco / algae eater they clean tank gravel and glass
Photo provided by FlickrThese small fish are a great first fish. When first starting up a tank, you need to test the water.
Photo provided by FlickrThis start-up is giving new meaning to having a green thumb. But you need a fish tank.
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Whatever way you decide to cycle or jump start your tank, be conservative. Feed your fish sparingly for the first few weeks, and keep an eye on the ammonia and nitrite levels, performing 25% weekly water changes. Respect the nitrogen cycle and you'll be happy you did. □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.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.
It's a good idea to have in mind what kind of freshwater aquarium fish you want to keep in your freshwater aquarium setup before you purchase an aquarium. Some fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types of tropical fish can grow 12 or 13 inches or more in length! Knowing what kind of fish you want will help you decide the size of the tank they will need. If this is your first time with an aquarium, it may be a good idea to start with a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium setup for now and stock it with some smaller and hardier species.Probably the easiest way to do this is to gently suck on the lower(bucket) end of the siphon tube while holding it above the bucket, butlower than the water level in the aquarium. As soon as the water getspast the edge of the fish tank and begins to flow down the tube,remove your mouth from the siphon and allow the water to flow into thebucket. However, some people think that this method is a disgustingway to get a siphon started (though the water in your aquarium shouldbe no more harmful to you than it is to your fish). In these cases,there are other ways to get your siphon started.Size matters. If you want to set up a nano saltwater tank (anything less than 30 gallons usually) then you have your work cut out for you. The upside to a smaller tank is the start up and ongoing maintenance costs. The downside is that smaller tanks are harder to maintain, harder to keep stable and you have less choices in terms of the fish and inverts you can keep.