Various kinds of aquariums exist but not all of them are meant for fish. Another type of aquariums are the ones for aquatic plants and they are also attractive. Aquariums can be improvised from a dish bowl. In choosing a fish bowl, it should be one that is big enough. A small fish net and two, one gallon bottles are required in setting up bowl aquarium. Tap water is not healthy for fish. One should also not use treated water. Another important requirement is fish food. The process of setting up the aquarium involves filling the fish bowl with water and then covering it with a plastic cover. This is to prevent the fish from jumping out or another pet jumping in. It is a requirement that one replaces twenty percent of the water on a weekly basis. If tap water is to be used, it should be deionized before being put in to the bowl. By using water conditioner on bottled water, water that provides the right conditions for the fish can be obtained. The water is then left for three days before is used for the fish.
The other type is the cool water aquarium. These types of aquariums do not require heaters since they operate at the normal room temparatures. An aquarium, aquarium stand and its cover are the requirements in setting up cool water aquarium. There are also other requirements such as a fish net and fish food. However, it is important reading the instructions contained in the aquarium and the water conditioner. The aquarium should be running for about three days before any fish can be placed inside Only one fish should be added at a time and it should take three weeks before one fish and another. One gallon of water is supposed to carry a one feet fish. This avoids overcrowding which is not healthy for fish.
Another type of aquarium is a warm water aquarium. To maintain this type of aquarium, one requires some skills. An aquarium, aquarium cover, a stand and a power filter with BIO-wheel are the requirements needed to setup the structure. A water conditioner and fish net of about 5 inch are also a requirement. Since the fish needs feeding, they should be provided with floating flake food and dried blood worms.
Betta fish vase is the other type of aquarium which is becoming increasingly popular. Its is often said that those who have betta fish vase aquariums can maintain their fish by feeding lily roots alone. Even though the fish eats the lily roots, it is not the most healthy option. The variety that should be fed to the food includes floating food and dried blood worms.