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Setting up your first Tropical Fish Tank

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Setting up your first Tropical Fish Tank –

During this blog, we are going to cover everything you will need to know about setting up your tropical fish in a new tank.

To get started you will need.

  • The first and most obvious thing you’ll need first is a tank and canopy with a light. We sell these as a set. The fish tanks we sell also come with a filter media so you won’t have to worry about buying one.

  • You will need to buy gravel to fill your tank. You will need to buy enough for a depth of an inch (2.5 cm) minimum at the front and three inches (7 cm) at the back. We sell a wide variety of colours. 

  • Make sure you have a water heater to keep the tank at a suitable temperature so the fish don’t freeze, you will also need a thermometer to make sure you have the correct temperature.

  • You may want to buy a fish net appropriate to the size of your fish so that you can put them into the tank and take them back out if you ever need to.

Fluids and Food

  • When looking after fish it is important that you buy a water conditioning fluid, which removes the chlorine from tap water so that it is safe for the fish to swim in.

  • Buying a biological cycling fluid is also very important because it creates essential bacteria before your fish has moved into its new home.

Setting up your first Tropical Fish Tank

  • Lastly, the most important thing to remember of all is to buy the correct fish food so that you can keep your fish healthy. We recommend that you don’t feed your fish within 48 hours of put your fish into a new tank so the can adapt to their surrounding.

Now you are all set up and ready, all you have to do is buy yourself some tropical fish to fill your tank. When buying fish you should seek advice from a professional as certain types of fish can’t live together, but we offer all of this relevant information. Make sure that you are feeding the fish so they don’t starve, but then try not to overfeed them. and Ensure you are regularly cleaning the tank to keep everything clean.

If there is anything you think we may have missed or you want to look at more items you go to our Aquatics/Fish page where you will find hundreds of item for you to browse through and make the perfect fish tank for your pet fish to live in.