The Top Fin 40 gallon fish tank is quite good value with a reasonable price point for beginners or professionals looking for a new tank. It does come with a black trimmed hood as standard with a fitting for a fluorescent light sold separately. Other accessories such as filters and nets also need to be purchased separately which detract slightly from the value add although this would mainly affect new aquarists.
What Are Some Good Fish To Put In A 40 Gallon Tank
Planted Aquarium few new fish for the 40 gallon Long. Picked up a few new rainbows to replace the ones that have died the last few months. Did a few tweaks the the aquascape on the tank as well. got to love Planted Aquariums
I don't say get this or get that
The drawback with this 40 gallon long aquarium is that while the tank itself is braced accordingly, the 40 gallon aquarium hood is not so you may need to reinforce it some for yourself. Besides that, the only thing is the lack of included accessories which can be a bit of a stumbling block for beginning fish hobbyists.
He can't have a foot long fish in a 40 gallon tank
So, lets start with tank size and and kinds of tropical fish. Most tropical fish will get to be as large as one to three inches in length. A good rule of thumb for tropical community fish is 1" of fish per gallon of water. If you plan on having more than 10 fish (depending on their adult size), you may want to invest in a larger aquarium such as a 20 or 40 gallon. You will also need to purchase a hood with a UV light. Most aquariums that are sold in the stores include this. For tropical fish, always make sure to purchase a thermometer. These may be purchased at your local pet store. They have adhesive on them and may be placed on the outside of the aquarium. Along with this, you will need to purchase an aquarium heater(most heaters are easy to use and have valves for controlling your water temperature) and a filter. The filters come in all kinds and sizes. I use a filter that fits over the outside of the aquarium, and these filters work very well! They are power filters and have filter cartridges that must be replaced approximately every two weeks. Under- gravel filters are preferred by some individuals, but power filters are the most popular. They are easy to maintain and work extremely well at keeping your aquarium water filtered. See photo under the article section, Cleaning Your Aquarium.The next step is to buy your fish. You have many choices here. I do not have any live bearing fish, such as guppies, platies, and mollies. These tend to reproduce like crazy, and you will end up with a lot of little baby fish in your aquarium. I prefer the non-live bearers, such as barbs, tetras, danios, and corydoras (catfish). Angel fish are beautiful, but get up to 5" to 6" in length and are a little more on the aggressive side. This does not mean that you cannot have a beautiful, healthy community aquarium and incorporate angel fish into it, but remember to have a large tank. Always remember to get maybe three fish (for small aquariums, such as 10 gallons) to start with and 6 to 9 fish to start with for 20 to 40 gallon aquariums. This is because the filtration system that is composed of beneficial bacteria is not yet established. I will discuss this later in the article. Here are some pictures below of common species of fish sold at the pet stores.