Fish for Aquariums
Adding an aquarium to any indoor living space is an excellent way to add a sense of ambiance and tranquillity. Placed in a dining room or living room, aquarium tanks can add a touch of class and give the room a real focal point.
When choosing the location of your tank, you need to give careful consideration to how easy it will be to access for cleaning and maintenance, how hot/cold the area can become and if it is susceptible to high levels of foot traffic. It is not wise to place the tank in a location where is may be knocked, disturbed or sustain any unfavourable temperature changes that could affect the equipment.
There are three different kind of set up you can choose for your tank:
- Fresh water: This is cold water and is considered the best kind for a beginner to use and maintain. Goldfish are usually the most popular kinds of fish for coldwater tanks, and are available in many different breeds;
If you decide to go for a coldwater aquarium, you can also choose from loaches, plecs and orandas. This is a common set up and is similar to that of a garden pond.
- Tropical: Warm water set-ups like this will require a couple of heaters, depending on the size of the tank, and can be used to cultivate many exciting forms of tropical plant-life. The most popular type of set-up, the tropical tank is for warm water fish such as;
- Marine: This is the most expensive and time consuming set-up, but can also be the most rewarding. Marine tanks can cultivate corals and other live rock organisms, crustaceans, and many exciting marine fish breeds. The salinity of the water will often need monitoring, and you will need to invest in wave maker power heads and good quality lighting, especially if you are considering keeping coral. Should you choose a marine set-up, you will be able to house such fish as: