There is a lot to consider when buying or maintaining an aquarium. The biggest mistake that can be made is to purchase an aquarium without thinking about very important topics. Consequence? Fish that die, a container full of algae, aquarium plants that cannot be burned and, above all, a lot of frustration. And to think that you can have 100% less frustration and 100% more fun by thinking about what you are going to do afterwards. This article is going to help you!
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In this blog you will get an overview of the most important topics and you will be directly referred to the right blog with the right solutions. All that free knowledge is already there, now it has yet to be found! We start with three questions, each of which addresses the main themes. This gives you the following overview:
Which parts do you 100% need for your aquarium?
In addition to aquarium water, you cannot escape the following essential attributes:
- Buy a good aquarium filter
Tip: Do not buy a filter that is too powerful.
- You can buy aquarium lighting, but do your research first Tip: Have you ever thought about LED lighting?
- Buy aquarium heating? Read this blog first.
Consideration: Do you want bottom heating or rod heating?
What's worth considering for your aquarium?
In addition to the essential parts of your aquarium, there are many elements worth considering:
- Aquarium LED lighting
Tip: LED lighting is more energy efficient.
- Co2 supply in your aquarium
Tip: CO2 helps your plants grow.
- Aquarium decoration
Fact: Decoration makes your tank spectacular.
- Aquarium back wall
Tip: Create depth through a back wall.
- Aquarium fish
Fact: Most fish live> 5 years.
- Aquarium plants
Tip: Add nutrients and Co2 and the growth begins.
What are the biggest aquarium challenges?
- Money - There is little to refer to, except to a bank 😉
- Fighting algae
Fact: Preventing algae is half the work.
- Setting up an aquarium
Tip: Read here the set up in 10 steps.
- Cleaning the aquarium
Tip: A good balance saves 50% frustration.
- Non-growing plants
Tip: Use CO2 and food!
- Fish that die
Tip: Keep the right types of fish together.
- Fish diseases
Tip: Fish don't eat? That is a bad signal.
Buy an aquarium? Read this before you buy the aquarium
Well, there you are with all the aquarium knowledge. Now is the time for action, now is the time to buy! And yet… yet that doubt strikes again. And that little voice that is now starting to ask questions is rightly so.
Let me take you through the final considerations to be made before purchasing an aquarium.
Question 1: Do you want to buy a small or large aquarium?
I am often asked this question. And in particular whether a small variant is a better choice than a large aquarium. I myself am a fan of large aquariums for the simple reason that when push comes to shove, they require less maintenance.