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Today's aquariums are the green colored ecosystems, which is going in many homes worldwide. Due to air and water, pollution people are trying harder than ever to preserve what is left of nature. Aquariums today are constructed by technological personnel, which today you can purchase aquariums designed like real water environments. Still, the aquariums are substitutes for nature.

Nowadays, you can purchase tanks, which allow you to raise or lower the water. The lights vary in intensity as well. In addition, you have a wide array of on and off switches, which use automatic timers to allow you to chain the lights intensity, as well as the water.

Tanks today are easier to maintain, since you can use filtration systems to purify the water, keeping it balanced and clear of pollutants. In addition, optimum water values are easily maintained with electrical controlled procedures. Food, as well as dosage is easily maintained by usage of automated devices. You can purchase tanks, which come in all sizes and shapes, as well as resistant water tanks. Today, tank quality, as well as electrical security has advanced.

In addition, you can stock a variety of plants and fish in a single tank. The tanks are ideal to present nature in your environment, as well as help you to relax from a stressful day. Choosing a tank nowadays is easier than ever. Most tanks today have panels made of glass, which join with silicon sealants. The aquariums come in an assortment of sizes, which include thickness, weight capacity, and security.

How does the sealant affect cleaning, and does it affect the fish?
No, unless the sealant is less or more than 1 mm or 1/16 inches the fish and tank is fine. You want to make sure that the non-toxic sealants are watertight when cleansing the tank. Larger tanks should have 20 gallons.

How do I position my aquarium?
You should position your aquarium on a sturdy stand. It depends on the tank size; however, the water and tank capacity is calculated by multiplying the length of the aquarium, width and height, as well as the water capacity. For instance, if you have 1 gallon of water in the tank, it will weigh around 10 pounds, i.e. the water alone. If you have a larger tank, you want to divide your multiplied results by 1000. This will provide you figure in litre. By the time you finish multiplying and dividing a large fish tank, you should come out with a stand capacity at ½ tons. You want to make sure the floor beneath the stand can hold the weight as well. It is recommended that you place aquariums on load bearing beams, as well as against the wall. However, you want to avoid placing the aquarium near windows, doors, or heaters.

How do I choose aquarium equipment?
Basically, you will need a sturdy stand, tank, lighting system, heater, thermostat, and a sufficient filtration system. In addition, you will need to consider plants, décors, etc. Decorations may include stones, roots, substrates, etc. Water conditioners are ideal to help neutralize chemicals, such as chlorine. In addition, you will need a bucket and net. Don't forget fish food.

How do I choose filters?
The basic filtration systems include the chemical, biological, and mechanical filters. The variants of these filters include internal, external, and the under-gravel filtration systems. The external filters are the best if you can afford around $150. The under-gravel is least desirable; however, you can entwine the under-gravel filter with an internal or external filter to achieve good results.


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