Choosing an aquarium
Choosing an aquarium
To begin with, what is there is an aquarium. Let’s just say the aquarium – a tank of water where the fish are placed and plants – is the main element aquarium.
So, you have the desire to have a home aquarium. Before you acquire an aquarium, you should accurately determine for themselves what requirements it must meet. First, it is necessary to think and decide what size you want to have an aquarium, where he will stand, etc. If the aquarium will stand in the living room, it’s worth thinking about her surroundings, including the style of furniture, which must match the home pond. Anyone who loves tinkering might want to create their own model of the tank and place it according to your taste and techniques.
In any case, the aquarium must be selected in accordance with the desires and taste akvariumista capabilities. However, it should be noted that the fish live well and multiply only in this aquarium, where they created conditions similar to the natural. Some fish can live for a certain time and in a simple three-liter jar. To correct the content of their needs vessel with a much larger volume of water. A large aquarium is always better than small, as small aquarium requires blshego care owner and brings a lot of anxiety.
There is a pattern that the lower tank, the poorer the appearance and growth of the fish. Many species of fish, particularly ikromechuschie, if they contain them in small aquariums cease to multiply. Moreover, in a small aquarium may be sudden changes in temperature and chemical composition of water, which does not occur in natural waters. The greater the capacity of the tank, the more stable it is preserved biological balance, and therefore it is easier to maintain. Even without a heater, the temperature of the water in that tank had not dramatically change its performance. In a small tank water temperature can only be for one day decreases and increases to several degrees, as is well known from the practice of wide fluctuations in temperature effect on fish, plants and to all biological processes in the aquarium are extremely unfavorable.
Practical tip: just buy a large aquarium.
That means big. At least not less than 100 liters.
As a rule, many fans are starting with small capacities from 25 to 40 liters, considering that a small aquarium requires less maintenance time. In fact this is not true, and even vice versa.
You now have the question arises, what is the form to purchase an aquarium. Again, for what purpose you intend to use your aquarium. If the interior of the house, and for his own pleasure, it will approach the aquarium square or rectangular.
Practical advice: do not buy a fishbowl, because through his glass, you’ll see everything distorted, and the fish are not very cozy feel.
You should also take into account the fact that for the normal life of the fish needs to be soluble in water oxygen. It is used, the more effective in water less poisonous gas (carbon dioxide). To maintain the gas balance for fish in a small aquarium (25-40 liters) is much more difficult in comparison with the large (100 or more liters).
Many aquarists have to choose the volume of the tank, which corresponds to the free space in the apartment. If this happens, then fish for the aquarium should be chosen taking into account its size. So if the volume of the tank 10 liters, it is not necessary to include telescopes, angelfish or veiltail because these fish will not grow in this aquarium and lose their ability to reproduce, even if they are later transplanted into a large aquarium. This volume of the tank for maintenance and breeding pairs makropody 5-10 guppies, bettas or gourami dwarf gourami.
The shape and size of the tank may vary depending on the intended use. The most convenient are considered rectangular aquariums because their fish are clearly visible.
Note, however, that the creation of favorable conditions for fish, especially in relation to oxygen conditions, the greater width than height, the better. But it is not always possible due to lack of space in the room. Also, if the width of the tank is too high, the fish in the depths of the aquarium will be poorly viewed.
Now consider how the tanks are divided by destination:
1. The spawning tank.
Prenaznachen for spawning fish and the need in 2 cases:
– When it is important to create the necessary conditions for fish spawning, ie certain parameters DH, SC, with PN, temperature, lighting, as well as the necessary protection of caviar from fish, etc .;