Aquarium or fish tank is one of many ways to decorate our home. Apart for decoration, people have fish tank in their house for their “tool” to release their stress.
It is believed that watching the fishes in the fish tank can help someone to reduce their stress. How about the fish? The fish will easily get stress if we use wrong dimension of our aquarium for the fishes.
We need to have a fish tank to soothe our eyes. Sadly, not all people know how to get start with it and how we deal with it and even with the fish. At the end, your decoration becomes a “grave” for the fish.
When we decide to have fish tank, we need to consider many important things like the size, the lighting, maintenance, and the decoration. If you are a beginner for it, never choose a big size of aquarium. One of the main reasons of it is they need a lot effort to maintain.
Before deciding the tank size, we must know what type of fishes we are going to put and the size of the fishes. As an example, we cannot put 10 medium sizes of fishes to a small aquarium. They will get stress and they will die easily. Besides, we cannot enjoy the fish tank as it looks so crowded. Learn about the fishes very well or ask the seller for some advises.
The next is about the shape. Besides the size, it has many shapes from square shape till round shape. So, select the one that will fit to the area you are going to place it. After all, buy some fish tank decorations like artificial or natural coral, plants, colorful stones and other accessories. Arrange them very well.
We can even ask the seller to decorate the fish tank for us with additional charge for sure. When arranging the mayor decoration, make sure that there is an area for the fishes for swimming freely and the place for them to hide.
Add lamps for the fish tank. The lamp can be blue, white, yellow, red or combination between them. The lamp has another function besides for lighting purpose which is for aquarium temperature too. However, before having the aquarium, learn everything related about it and fishes as well as the decoration from the seller or even from internet.
It looks so easy but in fact it can be a disaster for the fishes if we don’t have enough knowledge or experiences about it. For the lighting as an example, some fishes don’t like too bright light.
Another point to consider is the sunlight. Never put the them on the area that has a direct sunlight as the tank will have many algae inside and looks dirty.