When the bucket is almost full, remove the tubing from the fish tank.
Welcome to step one. I feel that before you go out and buy all the stuff, you should know a few things about keeping a fish tank. 1. ...
Fill the tank with water Don’t just fill the tank with regular tap water and put your new fish in it. Most tap water contains chlorine and other to fish. Two days before buying your fish, fill your tank or a few buckets with water and let it sit. This allows chemicals to evaporate out. You can also purchase a water conditioner at the pet store that removes dangerous toxins.
Making the final move The last and final step after you’ve carefully prepared your tank is buying your fish and putting them in. Don’t just throw your fish in though because you could kill them! Set the bag the fish came in in your tank for about an hour. This lets the fish slowly adjust to the temperature of the tank water. Also pour some of the water in the bag in the tank. This fosters good bacteria in your tank.
There are living beings in your fish tank that need attention.
Feng shui advises against a fish tank in the bedroom or kitchen.
So you've went out and bought some fish and the store told you to acclimate the fish by floating the bag in the tank for 15 minutes and then release them into your aquarium. Right? Wrong! The only thing floating the bag accomplishes is that it brings the water in the bag closer to the temperature of the water in your tank. We need to be concerned about more than just temperature. The aquarium water chemistry is just as important as the temperature when it comes to acclimating fish.The Floating Bag Method This is probably the most common fish acclimation method and it works well. You just need to be careful when floating a bag full of unknown water in your tank. Ideally, you're floating the bag in a previously setup but, sadly, many new hobbyists don't use a quarantine tank. After you've been in the hobby for awhile and experience any sort of fish disease outbreak you'll soon come to realize the importance of a simple quarantine tank.Don't be afraid to ask the fish clerk to test the store's tank water for you. They shouldn't mind testing their water right in front of you. They're trying to sell fish right? Ask them for, at minimum, the pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate readings. When you get home, test your own water to see how much the two sets of results differ. This can provide you with some insight into how slowly and for how long you should acclimate your fish.The Bucket Method This fish acclimation method is basically the same as the floating bag method, but instead of floating the bag in the tank you're putting the bag inside a clean bucket instead. The bucket method is better than the floating bag method because you don't have to worry about any of the bag water entering your tank.