Most gardeners or aquarists setting up an aquaponic system choose ornamental fish for the tank and most ornamental fish originate in tropical waters. A tank temperature of 78 degrees F will need to be maintained for tropical fish. Two kinds of aquarium heaters are available: submerged and tank-side mounted. Either will work, but be sure the heater you choose is sized for the number of gallons of water in your fish tank. If the aquaponic system is placed in an area where the air temperature is maintained between 70 – 76 degrees F or, if you choose cool water fish goldfish, you do not need a heater.
Pet Fish : How to Set Up a Tropical Fish Tank - YouTube
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Pet Fish : How to Set Up a Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank - YouTube
Set up your heater: Adjust the heater to the optimal temperature for your fish. For tropical fish, it is 74 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 27 degrees Celcius). Placing the heater close to the water flow from the filter where the water is moving and will do a better job of heating the tank evenly.
How to set up a tropical fish tank - YouTube
A description of the important cycle that must take place in any freshwater tropical fish aquarium. If you have a freshwater fish tank that is recently setup and your fish are dropping like flies, please read this article.Watch more Pet Care videos:
Follow these steps to ensure your tropical fish tank is set up correctly so your fish thrive.
Step 1: Clean the tank
Clean the tank with tap water and a clean cloth. Do not use soap or cleanser.
Step 2: Rinse the gravel and decorations
Rinse the gravel under the tap until the water runs clear. Also rinse any decorations you plan to use, such as rocks, driftwood, or plastic plants.
Only use gravel and decorations sold specifically for aquariums. Driftwood may need to be specially treated before use in an aquarium.
Step 3: Set up the filter and air pump
Follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the filter and air pump. Filters remove harmful bacteria and waste, and air pumps circulate and oxygenate the water.
Ask your pet shop for recommendations on filters and air pumps. Some filters must have an air pump connected, while others work independently.
Step 4: Add the gravel and decorations
Spread the gravel evenly over the bottom. Then anchor decorations and plastic plants in the gravel.
Step 5: Add water
Fill the tank with fresh, clean water. If you're adding live plants, fill the tank halfway and then add the plants.
To avoid displacing gravel and decorations, place a clean, shallow bowl in the tank and pour the water into it.
Step 6: Cycle your tank
Run the heater and filter for several days and then cycle the tank to get a healthy balance of ammonia and nitrate. Check the temperature on the thermometer and adjust the heater.
Step 7: Test and add fish
Test the water daily with the kit until you have achieved an optimal balance of ammonia and nitrate. Now you can add less hardy species.
Did You Know?
A goldfish can grow longer than 8 inches and live 20 years or more.