Improve your home with a stunning tropical aquarium

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One fantastic way to add some excitement into your home is to add a tropical aquarium, and if you are anything like me you will find yourself staring at it for hours! The fish are almost hypnotic and beautiful to watch, and watching them swimming can be much healthier than staring at a television screen for hours on end. It may initially seem like setting up the tank and maintaining it will be a huge amount of work. This is not necessarily the case, and it can actually be a fun process and a great new hobby.

To start with I found the most suitable place in my house. This will need to be somewhere away from anything that makes loud noises, like the television. It will also need to be on a totally flat surface otherwise the aquarium will crack. You can then think about the style of tank, as well as how big you want yours to be. Next comes the shopping part, this will include your tank, gravel/substrate, de-chlorinator, a filter, heater and thermometer. It is worth investing in quality items, as this way your fish will stay happy and healthy and it will also reduce the amount of work that you have to do!

retro g plan sideboard makeover into aquarium fish tank

Retro G Plan sideboard repurposed as a home aquarium!

Setting Everything Up

Once your aquarium is in place, you should first rinse your gravel/substrate and scoop it into the tank slowly. Next you add the water and the de-chlorinator; this will make the water safe for your fish. Now you can have some fun decorating the tank! You may want to find some fun ornaments, rocks and plants for them to enjoy, but be sure that they are all safe to introduce. Once the tank is a nice home you can attach the filter, heater and thermometer. Before adding the fish you will need to check that the water is safe. This may all sound daunting, but you can easily find everything you need to know about keeping a tropical aquarium by looking online. You can get the best tropical aquariums from specialists, like All Pond Solutions and a few others.

Now the fun part can begin of deciding what type of fish you want to keep! There are all kinds of stunning tropical fish to choose from, but be sure to wait at least two days before adding any to the tank and add them slowly as well. You are now fully set up with your own tropical fish aquarium!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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