The first thing is to start – the right choice aquarium. To comprehend the basics of art aquarium most appropriate budget volume of 25-40 liters. Do not seek to plant a small container just a lot of fish – they will work closely, they may even try to survive their weaker brethren. Recommended number of fish to expect from the amount of the aquarium – for each medium-sized fish requires at least 5 liters, fish require a bigger size to 10 liters per individual, small – 2-3 liters each.
Thus, if the planned volume of 40 liters, it is most comfortable with themselves in it will feel no more than 8 fish of medium size (mahseer, danio), 3-4 large fish (angelfish, gourami) or 15-20 small (such as neon).
The new aquarium should be thoroughly rinsed with water, you can with baking soda, then pour pre-sit for 2-3 days with water from the tap. And let stand for a couple of days. During this procedure, all is not quite useful for fish substance sealant, gluing the joints of glass, absorbed by water and then drained. Then washed again with running water.
After that, you can create a bottom terrain. At the bottom of the stack pre-boiled ground. Soil is better to take no fine because the fine grains of sand will prevent the removal of contaminants. Many hobbyists prefer the ground basalt because of its great features – it is beautifully softens tap water, making it the most comfortable habitat for acquari fish. Never use as a ground of river sand, taken on the coast near a reservoir, because it is fraught with the death of fish due to swarming in it the simplest, which is not possible to deduce anything.
At the bottom of the aquarium you can put the shelter for fish, such as snags – it is better to buy in the store, but in any case do not bring in other bodies of water, because they’re transported back in your aquarium pathogens, and the process of self-preparation snags too time consuming for a beginner.
If you intend to use live algae, they should be planted in the ground, it does not seek to impose as many plants. A couple of weeks they will grow and if planted at once a lot of plants, fishes simply no room left.
Then carefully pour the clean water to settle. Many hobbyists, not to shift the flow of water plants and soil, pour water on a clean dish substituted. Water at 3-5 cm is not made up to the edge. And do not forget – the aquarium should definitely have a cover glass or lens cover, as many, sometimes even the coolest fish, trying to jump out of an open aquarium.
Be sure to take care of the compressor, is now a lot of them on sale. When you select a compressor can take it with a reserve tank for the next larger size, since most of them can operate in different modes. Do not forget about the filtration system, because its absence will contribute to a rapid accumulation of microorganisms, many of which can cause various diseases fishes.
Check-in aquarium fish
Once the tank is filled with water – let it stand for several days. After you can seat next fish. Before transplanting them to the bottle with water that was poured in the purchase, they can put on a “quarantine” in the bank large amounts of a weak solution of potassium permanganate. After that, every fish caught a butterfly net, which is taking from banks, cover by hand, so the fish are not jumping out of the net.
Turn on the compressor, supplying air, and do not forget about lighting
Feed the fish immediately after transplantation is not recommended – let them get used to the new habitat. Recommended for the first time to feed them either late afternoon or the next morning. Incidentally, note that the fish remember the place where they are fed. Before feeding can be tapped on the glass – so a few days they will react to such a banging, and sail to the place of feeding.
And if the process of transplanting and addiction was normal, then your new pets will delight you with its beauty and diversity.