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Aquariums - Where To Place Your Aquarium

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 225

Introduction

When you are looking to purchase a fish tank or aquarium, you need to do a little work first. You will need to find a location in your home or office. This location will determine the tank size that you can have. But not just any location will do, this is what you will need at your ideal location.

Where Not To Put Your Aquarium

You need to consider many things when you are looking to locate an ideal spot for your fish tank. One location you do not want to place it is next to a window.

Most freshwater fish require a constant temperature of between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. They prefer a constant temperature within this range. I keep my tank at a constant 75 degrees. If you have it next to a window, the sun could shine in and raise the temperature in the tank.

This additional heat will easily raise the temperature in your tank above 82 degrees, which will create adverse conditions for your fish. Curtains and blinds could help you control the amount of sunlight that your aquarium receives. But if you leave your home and forget to close the curtains or blinds, you may be jeopardizing your fish.

By use of a heater that is especially designed for use in an aquarium,I keep my tank water at a constant 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, my aquarium is well removed from the nearest window.

Another reason you will want to keep your tank away from any windows is that the sunlight will promote the growth of algae. Your aquarium has all the ingredients needed to promote algae growth, nitrates and phosphates, and some algae growth is necessary for your fish.

But allowing your aquarium to absorb sunlight could create what is called an algae bloom. Algae bloom will turn your water green and could stress your fish and kill your plants.

Where To Put Your Aquarium

You need to ensure the location has an electrical outlet. Your aquarium will need to have an aerator to provide oxygen to the tank. Plus, depending on the size of your tank, you willy need several filters to keep your water clear.

Your aquarium will also need a light to help grow your plants and lights are alsonecessary for the health of your fish.

Conclusion

Once you have picked the location for your aquarium, away from the window and with adequate electrical supply, you can then determine the size aquarium you can have.

J.W. Chase is an amateur Aquarist who has successfully been keeping aquariums for over 35 years. Over 75% of people who start aquariums fail in the first month for lack of knowledge. If you want more information on how to keep an aquarium, go to his web site and download a free eBook on "15 Tips On Building And Maintaining An Aquarium" at http://www.squidoo.com/homefreshwateraquariums.

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