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Is it easy to maintain a fish tank ?

Postby Kendrick » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:44 am

I am planning to buy a fish tank for growing fishes .I love fish and now I got a place for fish tank.I have no previous experience in cleaning and maintaining a fish tank .Hence I am worried of that .I need to provide a clean and clear environment for my fishes .Do you people have fish tanks at home?Can you suggest some measures that I could take in the case of a fish tank? I don't know is it would be easy or difficult.Feel free to suggest your experience and suggestions .It will be more helpful for me.
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Re: Is it easy to maintain a fish tank ?

Postby KevinB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:47 pm

It’s a little hard to answer a question like this. Initially, it is hard to maintain an aquarium since most people makes a lot of mistakes when starting out. But with experience it becomes much easier. If you only buy fish that are compatible with each other, and provide them with a properly landscaped tank of an appropriate size (for the species you stock it with) then it’s not that difficult or that much work.
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Re: Is it easy to maintain a fish tank ?

Postby paul » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:24 am

You probably want to go to your local library branch and get a recent book about basic aquarium care. Many books have a few chapters that go over the basics.
There might be some websites as well.. It is not hard, but a lot of material to type into a post.. It is not hard, the key thing is to get a gravel cleaner syphon (or something simliar) and change 10-30% of water per week.. it depends on what you are keeping and how heavy the tank is stocked. Also, do not overfeed the fish. Have proper filtration.
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Re: Is it easy to maintain a fish tank ?

Postby buckeye3d » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:33 pm

I would highly recommend starting with the book The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums. It's not the end all, be all but it is a very good guide for beginners. ... +aquariums
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