Getting Started With Fish

Fishtanks.net.au is the number resource for fish tanks & aquarium accessories.

You’ll find a wide range of information about fish tanks and how to keep all types of fish.

If you are experienced or a novice you’ll find valuable information relating to getting started and maintaining a successful home for your fish.

Our goal is to help guide you in the right direction and assist in selecting a setup that is suited to your requirements.

Choosing a fish tank

Before you buy a fish tank it is important to analyse what you want, how experienced you are and the time you want to devote to your fish. Some aquarium setups can be quite costly so it is very important to make the correct decision the first time. Here are some factors that may influence your decision.

Is the fish tank for an adult or a child?

Do you have the space?

Do you need a stand?

What filtration do you need?

What should the water temperature be?

Do you need a power supply?

Is water purification required?

What lighting do you need?

How many hours are you prepared to give to your tank per month?

Setting up your aquarium

One of the most important things to remember when setting your tank up for the first time is that it is not a race. Short cuts can lead to contaminated water and cause short and long term problems for your fish.

Careful selection of fish species, plant life and decorations are crucial to ensure a safe home for your new fish friends.

Sometimes your fish can represent a substantial investment and rushing into it can harm the chances of having a healthy fish community.

Check out our aquarium setup guide for further information.

Maintenance

Understanding what keeps your fish tank clean is vital to keeping a healthy aquarium.

The inhabitants of your aquarium pollute the water and if left unattended will create a toxic environment and eventually kill the fish.

Filtration and regular cleaning is the only way to ensure you will not have problems associated with contaminated water. The Nitrogen Cycle is the key to keeping a healthy fish tank.

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