Aug 12, 2007

Aquarium Keeping Part 2: Getting Started


Keeping an aquarium may be easier than many of you realize. Of course, you should always consider the time, effort and money that it takes to maintain one. Here is a short beginners guide to get you started with a simple freshwater aquarium:

*Before you begin, you should always do some research of your own on the type of aquarium fish you want to keep.

Supplies You Will Need:


  1. The Tank Itself
  2. Filtration
  3. Thermometer & Heater
  4. Hood With Lighting
  5. Aeration (air pump + air stones)
  6. Chemicals (water conditioners & pH stabilizers)
  7. Net & Decorations (including substrate )
  8. Last but not least, Water, Fish, & Fish Food (the obvious)

***Coming soon: How to Pick the Right Tank***

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