Fish tank!

8 Oct

fish tank
I decided to raise tropical fish again since my parents aren’t ever going to let me get a cat. I already everything you see here since I used to raise zebra fish and some other (tetras maybe) about four years ago in my freshman dorm room. Included here is the 10 gallon tank along with the heater, filter system, thermometer, rocks, and air pump. I’ve been doing some research on and have learned SO much about properly raising fish. You have to let the tank go through the nitrogen cycle first before you actually put any fish in the tank or else they have a high chance of dieing or getting sick. Fish produce ammonium which is highly toxic and without cycling there is no beneficial bacteria to remove the ammonium. Cycling without fish (the more humane way to do it) can take months! Hopefully mine won’t take so long. I have to go buy some water testing kits… and a gravel cleaner.. and more plants!
fish tank bubbles
Oh yeah, I’m thinking of getting neon tetras, cherry barbs, and prob a small type of catfish to eat algae.


2 Responses to “Fish tank!”

  1. fish October 17, 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    Looks good now all you need is the fish! I’m a big fan of neon tetras to they would be a good choice.

  2. Peter January 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    If you want to raise your aquarium fish successfully, then getting the right fish tank should be number one on your list. Depending on how many different fish you plan to have, what size the fish are, and what sort of fish can all play a role in what fish tank you plan on getting.

    Aeration can also make for a more fit fish tank.

    Besides the indisputable fact that it’s memorizing to observe, the bubbles made from a good air stone, and air pump will help the circulation of your aquarium. Before you turn on the air stone for the 1st time, it is recommended that you soak keep it submerged under water for an hour or longer.

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