Aquarium Installation And Maintenance Tips

Aquarium Installation And Maintenance Tips

Because the health and well-being of your fish is important, aquarium installation and maintenance is a big part of the overall process. Whether you are redesigning an existing set up or installing your first aquarium, keep these tips in mind:

Plan Before Building

Take some time to figure out the look and layout of your aquarium, especially before you spend money on items that you may end up not needing or having the space for. You don’t want a cluttered look, and to ensure you make the best possible use of your available space, experimenting with the layout of empty components to see how they look is one useful approach.

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Years of joy for you, and happy, healthy and thriving fish should be your goal and that can be achieved with the right maintenance.

Create a Focal Point

Most guests admiring your aquarium will consider the fish to be the focal point, although it’s often easier to decide on the layout in your tank if you create another such as an ornament, the plants or a piece of driftwood. You can decide your overall layout as well as your colour palette once you use one element as a visual anchor.

Colour Code

Whether you want just one colour tone, or you prefer to focus on the substrate and ornaments, or go for three tones such as green, brown and black, choosing a colour palette is an important aspect of aquarium installation. If two tone colour is your preference, focus on the substrate along with perhaps some bright greens, reds and blues for the glass gravel. If you have colourful fish, they will stand out a lot more against an earthy background.

Paint the Back

You can help to set the mood of your aquarium by painting the back, and painting the back outside glass on your tank will give a sleek and stylish look. This is especially recommended if you want your aquarium to be one of the highlights of your home, or room and really attract the attention of guests.

You should always apply two coats of paint when painting the back, and of course the tank should be empty. It’s also important to ensure that paint doesn’t get into the tank itself. Before you add any fish or the water, make sure the paint is 100 percent dry. Pale toned ornaments and gravel will stand out more against a darker colour.

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Take It Slowly

Rather like your garden, your aquarium should grow and evolve over time, and as plants grow and moss begins to add softer edges, the landscaping often looks better as time goes by. Good aquarium installation and maintenance means choosing plants based on how they grow over time, and making sure you know just how much maintenance they will require in the future.

Think of your tank as a work in progress, one that requires your time and attention over the years to keep it looking its best. Using a variety of plants with different foliage silhouettes and different heights can give your tank an interesting and striking look.

Years of joy for you, and happy, healthy and thriving fish should be your goal and that can be achieved with the right maintenance.

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