When setting up an aquarium for the first time, the easiest method is to start off with tap water, insert gravel rocks and add the necessary chemicals for clarifying the water. Make sure the heater fits the gallon of a fish tank with help from the manager of a pet store in this free video on setting up fish tanks and aquariums.
Hi this is Ashlee from Pet Planet in Riverton, Utah. I am here to talk about how to set up your fresh water aquarium for the very first time. The easiest way to do it is to start off with tap water. Basically you want to get your gravel rocks, choose the color that you want and everything. Make sure you add your gravel rocks, and add the tap water. Also, you will need a chemical, and this will clarify the water for you and remove the chloramines and chloromines. So you want to do that as directed when you fill up your fish tank. As well as you want to get a heater in your tank, make sure that the heater it fits the gallon of your tank. A fifty watt would go with a ten gallon. And then also you want to make sure that you have something that will show the temperature of your tank. With a freshwater tank you do want it to be in between seventy-six to seventy-eight degrees. That is the best temperature for your more sensitive tropical fish. Also, you want to set up your filter in your tank, make sure that the filter change out, the pad is actually a brand new one. If not, you might need to purchase one from you pet store. One thing that will help you get started as well with your new fresh water tank is these ammonia test strips, and the six test strips. It will tell you where your water levels are at. And then we have a bunch of decorations that you can find at your local pet store to decorate your tank and be creative about it.
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