Hey there, my name is Christopher and I'm the creator and editor of this site. I've owned successful aquariums for the past 23 years. My mission is to educate, inform, and entertain on everything that's fish.
Nothings worse than walking into a small, super hot and humid fishstore and being hit with the overwhelming hum of equipment. I use this example because I think it's happened to most of us. Luckily, most of our aquariums or fishrooms for that matter, don't have these problems.
Even still, just one noisy filter on one aquarium can cause someone to be put off by the hobby. It may cause a beginner to think all aquariums and equipment are inherently loud and annoying. Today we will dispel this notion and provide you with a few tips on how to silence your aquariums or fishroom so that its a relaxing space everyone can enjoy.
Air pumps are the number one noise polluter of an aquarium or fishroom. Its common for people with large fishrooms and several tanks to use one central commercial style air pump to run filtration for every tank. This is the most cost effective way to do it, but fortunately it's not something everyone needs to do.
When it comes to planted aquariums, an air stone is often not something you need to have. If you are using any other type of filtration, adding an air stone to create bubbles is generally not helping the environment or fish in any way. Having a descent amount of plants relative to your water volume will generate more than enough extra oxygen for your fish.
The only time I recommend using air stones is when people have an aquarium with very little or no plants and have a high fish load. This is compounded by high temperatures, typically greater than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Oxygen is less soluble in water the higher the temperature and with no plants and several fish, particularly big fish, then additional oxygen may be required.
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You would feel like adding fish to the aquarium immediately after the planting is done and the equipment have been installed. However, you should swallow the temptation and wait. One of the failures frequently observed among beginner aquarists is adding fish to a newly setup aquarium and ending up seeing it dead. During the first two to three weeks after the setup when the filter system (biological filtration) is not yet fully functioning, the aquarium water may contain ammonia and other substance which can harm the fish. It is advised to add fish to the aquarium only after the aquatic plants firmly take roots and grow lush and healthy. Conduct a water quality check using Pack Checker to make sure that the environment within the aquarium is good for fish.
Before adding fish, measure the water quality with Pack Checker to be certain. If the Pack Checker does not detect any nitrite, you may add fish to the aquarium. Enjoy thinking what species of fish can match your original aquascape which is only one in the world. It would be a great pleasure to see the fish of your choice perfectly matches the aquascape. However, you should keep in mind that some species of fish cannot be introduced to Nature Aquarium which uses a lot of aquatic plants. Be careful not to add the fish which feed on aquatic plants.
Closely observe the aquarium condition before adding fish to the aquarium. Ammonia is usually detected in newly setup aquarium and as ammonia declines, nitrite will be detectable. Nitrite is harmful to aquatic life. It is advised to add fish to your aquarium only after you measure the nitrite level with Pack Checker. Make sure that no nitrite is detected in the aquarium water.
Do not simply open the plastic bag and put the fish in the tank together with the water in the bag. It may impose a shock on the fishes. Firstly, put the plastic bag containing the fish in the aquarium water and let it float unopened for about 15-30 minutes to allow the temperatures to adjust. Then, slowly add the aquarium water into the plastic bag to eliminate the difference in water quality. Now, it is ready for the fishes to be added into your aquarium.
Fish Tycoon is a virtual fish breeding game. The object is to breed and cross breed fish until you find the 7 Magic Fish and solve the genetic puzzle. You will have to buy supplies like meds, eggs and special plants and then sell some of your fish in your virtual pet store. If you have enough money you can buy new supplies and customize your virtual aquarium.
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