How to Set up a Tropical Freshwater Aquarium (with Pictures)

Dear Lynn,
I just got a new fish tank for tropical fish! I want to place it in my living room right near the front door. I have always loved fish tanks with their lighted water and would like to know if water and fish have special meanings in feng shui. I am hoping you can tell me all about that and where would be the best place for them in my home. Thanks Lynn! — Swimmin' in CT.

But can goldfish and tropical fish really thrive together in one tank?

Some aquarists prefer to use heated tanks simply because of the varieties that it offers. A heated tank allows you to keep a wider variety of tropical fish. The temperature typically ranges from 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the thermometer in/on the tank

May 1, 2014 - An overview of tropical fish tanks, what they are, and the pros/cons of keeping one. Keeping fish is a rewarding experience. Unfortunately, too many people see tropical fish as disposable pets and don’t fully consider their needs. Please do not overstock a small tank, or add fish that are clearly unsuitable. This is bad news in any tank, but especially in smaller tanks things can quickly spiral out of control.

How To Choose Fish for a Tropical Fish Tank - YouTube

These tanks also rarely come with , a must for tropical fish. If the air temperature in your home is steadily in the mid-70s you don’t need a heater, but otherwise your choices of fish are limited. The light that comes with the tank will warm the water somewhat, but not nearly enough in cooler environments.

This film will show you how to select fish for a tropical aquarium


FishLore provides aquarium fish tank information for tropical fish hobbyists, covering both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. We present aquarium fish tank information in an easy to understand way so that more can enjoy our wonderful hobby! Consider joining us on the forum where you will find people that like to talk about fish tanks as much as you!Also known as the Lace Gourami, this cool tropical freshwater fish is one of the most popular Gourami fish for aquarium lovers, thanks to it’s beautiful appearance and its hardy build. They are easy to care for, and can be kept in tanks with at least 30 gallons of water, but like many other types of Gourami, they do require space at the top of the tank so they can breath air.The most common type of saltwater fish tank, the tropical marine tank, houses marine animals from tropical climates. Usually kept between 24 to 28 °C (75 to 82 °F), these tanks include tropical reef tanks, as well as fish-only tanks. These tanks tend to have a low concentrations of microscopic plankton and other foods eaten by filter feeders. Most livestock for these aquariums are acquired through commercial means.When you see pictures on this website or another source of beautiful, healthy, successful tropical fish tanks, you can bet that those tropical fish owners perform a regular aquarium water change.