Having an aquarium is a very good option for those who want to adopt pets, but do not have time to play with them or take them for a walk. And although the maintenance of a fish tank requires all our dedication, it does not compare with that demanded by other types of pets.
How to mount the fish tank? This task has several steps, but all very simple, you will find below and guarantee excellent living conditions for your fish.
First of all you have to clean the aquarium well, to remove all the residues of dirt and chemicals that may have accumulated inside it. It is not advisable to use soap or detergents, because fish are very sensitive to the use of these substances.
Once the fish tank is dry, you have to insert the biological filter plates, on which will place the tower where the aquarium pump will be installed. On the plates, it is important that a layer of between 3 and 10 centimeters of gravel, and on the same, rocks, trunks and the decorative elements.
It is the time to introduce the plants that you have chosen to decorate your aquarium, which can be natural or artificial, taking care that its roots are firm in the gravel and do not release when we fill the aquarium with water. Next, the pumps are installed, the external filter – its use is optional – and the thermostat located in a part of the tank where the flow of water is continuous and keep the whole aquarium with a uniform temperature.
After you fill with water the tank uses some anti-chlorine product, and turn on all equipment to make sure they are working properly. Set the thermostat to the correct temperature, and you will only need to install the lights and cover the aquarium.
Everything ready to introduce the fish? Almost ready: it is important to wait 2 to 3 days before placing them inside the aquarium, the time necessary for the temperature to stabilize, the filters begin to work properly and so that you can verify the absence of losses.