DIY: How to create a Natural Aquarium from Scratch | Pr Forbes

 

 Aquariums are very relaxing, the sound of the water is soothing, and the fish’s movement helps to lessen the stress. Fish are also fantastic for families with allergies or asthma since they don’t annoy. Many parents find that having a family aquarium in the house can help their child to concentrate on studies. 

 But if you want your kids to have a friend like Nemo or Dory, get an aquarium. 

How to Build a Natural Aquarium:

 Step 1: Choose your fish

Before you choose your Natural Aquarium, decide what kind of fish your kids want to own. Knowing the type of fish they want will help you determine what kind of aquarium you’ll need.

 Step 2: Choose your tank shape and size

Tanks for your fish come in different shapes and sizes, but you should know that different types of fish need different kinds of tanks. Choose accordingly and, if required, get some advice.

 Step 3: Choose your filtration system

Under-gravel systems use a grid system that lifts the gravel from the bottom of the tank. Food and waste that collect in this space are sucked through a plastic tube into the filter before being poured back into the container. Other filters suck water from above the gravel, while some pull water from a long tube that reaches all down one side. The larger the aquarium, the larger the filter must be. Make sure that you choose the right size filter for your tank! 

Step 4: Choose your gravel

There are many different colors and gravel types on the market, but be sure to use gravel, sand, or marbles that are designed to be used in fish tanks. It acts as a filter, keeping uneaten food and fish waste from floating around in the water, cleaning the home for your fish!

Step 5: Find a place for your fish tank

Be sure to choose the right place for you before adding any water. The place should be away from children’s and your other pets’ reach.

 Step 6: Fill your tank with water

Using distilled water to fill the tank. Tap water contains chlorine that’s poisonous to fish, so add aquarium conditioner to purify the water. 

 Step 7: Add some style

Fish use plants and other items in the tank to hide. This gives them time alone from the other fish and a place to hide if any of your fish have babies.

 Step 8: Let things settle down

Leave the tank alone for 24 hours after finishing the arrangements. This gives the gravel a chance to settle. It also offers all the chemicals an opportunity to work and provides the water with time to warm to the proper temperature.

 Step 9: Introduce your fish to their new home

 Your fish is likely to come home in a clear plastic bag, but even if the water in the tank feels about the same as the bag, the temperatures might be different. The change in temperatures can kill your fish.

Instead, float the bag in the top of the tank for 15 minutes. When the time is up, set the fish free in the tank.

Fish need oxygen. Since they can’t breathe air, they need to get it from the water. The more fish you have in the tank, the more oxygen they will need. Be sure to add an aerator to ensure that your fish have plenty of oxygen.

 Keep things safe for kids, other pets, and your fish. Never leave a little one near an open aquarium as it’s possible for the child to fall into even a small tank.

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