Tips for Choosing Your First Aquarium
Let’s face it:
A packaged deal can make everything so much easier when you’re first getting started.
You know everything will fit properly.
You have clear instructions on setting each item up correctly.
And you can also save money by buying everything together vs individually.
So here are a few tips when it comes to picking out the best fit for you:
- Size: Knowing where you are going to put the tank will help determine how large you can go.
- Filtration: Ensure your tank has proper filtration for the species you are going to keep. If your kit does not include a filter, you will probably have to purchase one separately. Some also find doubling up on filtration lets them go further between water changes.
- Material: Fish tanks usually come in either plastic, glass or acrylic. Usually only the small ones are made of plastic. Each material has its own set of pro’s and con’s, but for larger tanks glass or acrylic is the best long-term solution in most cases.
Wrapping it All Up
Starting out in the fishkeeping hobby is so exciting, and what could be better than finding your perfect dream tank in a complete, cost effective setup?
We hope you found something that sparked your imagination 🙂
So what do you think?
What was your first fish tank kit, and how did you like it?
Do you have a favorite on this list?
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