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Tropical Fish Centre - The “cold water tank” : Alternatives to Goldfish
There are three main types of fish tank habitats, Coldwater, Tropical and Marine. Coldwater and Tropical are freshwater setups and a Marine aquarium is a saltwater setup.
Themore you look, the more there is to see. This certainly applies to themyriad possibilities of marine aquarium systems possible to us asaquarists. Biotopes of varying current, lighting,food-availability-make-up; specialty tanks emphasizing one species or agroup like SPS or Leather Corals; full-on breeding rigs for producingspecific algae, invertebrates and fishes Whats often left out ofdiscussion are non-tropical possibilities; yes, cool to cold-waterset-ups. After all, the majority of the worlds oceans are decidedly NOTtropical. Whats more, living in the United States, we have two coaststo choose from with a plethora of life forms to enjoy and studyoccupying them. Here well explore the basics of what it takes to have alocal /coldwater system, including gear, set-up, livestocking, withspecial note re a popular goby.
This step by step guide is how to care for a cold water fish tank
How To Prepare A Coldwater Fish Tank - YouTube
Kevin Abercrombie, Rochester, NY, August 10, 2010 Good morrow! Long time fan, first time emailer, I've been visiting your webpage for quite some time. I've learned a great deal about fish for my aquarium from your website, I owe a great deal of my healthiest and happiest fish to you guys however, I have seen nothing about the most daunting task for a large population of the United states, how to keep to keep a tank cool? I only have a small 10 gallon tank with a sweaty pumpkinseed sunfish that requires colder water, and with the summer months here in Rochester, New York (yes, it does get mighty hot up here, 85 degrees is the average this month) the lid leaving, fan evapo, ice cube dunk tank method is not quite cutting it in my tank. Can you please add an expert's guide to cooling an aquarium on your website it would be more than greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Your #1 Fish FanYou could be very anxious that you want to start a freshwater aquarium. You are probably wondering how to stock your aquarium and with which fish. The wise thing to do before taking that pride step is considering a few decisions that you probably need to make. Do you want a Cold Water Tank or a heated one? It is worth noting that either tank has its advantages and the particular species of the fish regarding the water temperatures in the tank. Once you decide on the species you want, you can then consider the species that are discussed below. A: I guess I did not include tank cooling info in my cold water fish page. First, I would not worry about any sunfish getting too hot. They rarely die from the heat. Obviously the "chillers" made for lobster and trout tanks are too expensive and really too cold (usually 45 to 55 F) for a 10 gallon tank. The fan method you're using is good. Forget the ice cubes. Ice cubes bounce your temperature up and down like a yo-yo and encourage ich infestations. In bait shops, they will trickle in continuous cold tap water or more likely use spargers for their minnow and crayfish tanks -- not really practical for civilians. Numerous airstones would function similar to a sparger. Or you could position your tank above your central air conditioner outlet. But the most practical solution for most people is to just move your tank into the basement. LAWhile most people who havesaltwater aquariums keep tropical-fish-only or reef tanks, a few aquarists have undertaken the challenge of keeping subtropical, temperate or cold-water aquariums. One of the most challenging aspects of keeping one of these tanks is sourcing fishes and other animals for the aquarium. While they may be more challenging to acquire than many tropical saltwater fishes, many excellent options exist for a cold saltwater tank.