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Aquariums - dive into the world of aquatic creatures
Would you like to buy an aquarium and create a habitat under water? You can find rectangular glass tanks and cube-shaped aquariums. Nano-aquariums are small and space-saving, but are only suitable for invertebrate animals such as prawns. This is due to the water values that are more difficult to stabilise due to the small tank size. For larger tanks, you should choose a suitable cabinet base or buy an aquarium combination.
What should you look out for when buying an aquarium?
You can find the tank for your underwater landscape as a glass aquarium; transparent plastic containers are unsuitable. Please pay attention to good workmanship and seals. Beginners in particular should not choose a tank that is too small: if the volume is larger, small errors in the setting of the water values will not have consequences that are overly serious. Larger tanks are also easier to keep clean. Once you have set up and planted vegetation in the aquarium, let it rest for at least three weeks with the equipment running. During this time, useful filter bacteria form which support the degradation of pollutants and contribute to the stabilisation of the water values. Also remember that the filled tank is heavy. In order to ensure its stability, it makes sense to purchase a suitable cabinet base with the same dimensions.
What do you need in addition to the aquarium?
In addition to the aquarium itself, you can find the appropriate technical components from brands such as Eheim, Fluval, Juwel, Aquatlantis, Tetra and Dennerle:
- Filters function as a settlement site for filter bacteria and for the removal of suspended particles, as well as food and plant residues from the water. They are available as internal or external filters.
- Heating systems as rod or floor heating systems: They keep the water at a constant temperature. Likewise, for cold water fish there are coolers.
- In open aquariums, lighting is usually carried out using halogen metal halide lamps (HQI burners). In the case of tanks with covers, you can choose between fluorescent tubes and LEDs. With timer and light colour functions, various biorhythms can be simulated with a dimmer as well as day and night times.
In addition, accessories such as thermometers and nets, consumables such as test strips, feed, fertilisers and the like – and of course plants and animals – are added. You can buy everything you need for your water tank online in the aquarium shop.
What do you do about cloudy water and algae in the aquarium?
Dense planting removes food from algae. So that the plants in aquariums can grow and stay healthy, they need light for ten to twelve hours a day. Particularly for new installations and new light bulbs, you should take breaks of about one to two hours a day. There are other natural helpers that curb the growth of algae in aquarium pools: some types of snails and shrimps feed on algae and keep the panes clean. Partial water changes also reduce nutrients. Discover a large selection of beginner, nano and corner aquariums from renowned manufacturers such as Eheim, Fluval, Juwel and others in our fishkeeping shop.