We are all different when it comes to fish keeping. Some of us think of a species of fish and everything is focussed around providing the best possible care for that fish. Some of us fall in love with a certain fish tank and once installed, stock it accordingly. Some of us (including myself) feel that a fish tank should suit the other furniture in the room and pick an aquarium that matches the rest of the room.
Whatever is the reason for your new tank, considering the following three things will get you off to a great start
- Traffic - You wouldn't like to live next to a busy road would you? Your fish are no different. Having an aquarium in a busy part of your house will cause stress and stress leads to infection. Having kids run past all day long will vibrate into the water and the fish will feel that, the same applies to sounds, shouting, speakers and the opening and closing of doors will all lead to stressed out fish.
- Hot or not - Water quality is vital to successful fishkeeping. While its important to keep an eye on your perimeters to prevent spikes in ammonia etc, a steady temperature is just as important. Avoid placing your aquarium beside a radiator or directly underneath window to avoid any unwanted temperature changes.
- Sunshine - Placing your aquarium close to a window can cause all sorts of problems. When your aquarium is being hit with direct sunlight for any length of time, it can actually effect the temperature of your aquarium. If this goes unseen, you may have some very warm fish on your hands. Another issue is when the sunlight causes an algae bloom due to the additional light. Nobody likes an algae bloom
If you need any help or advice beside to visit our Facebook group and ask our members who will be happy to lend a hand.
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