Setting up an Aquarium for Small Fish - Part 1 - YouTube
Don't let a limited amount of space or money keep you from setting up a small saltwater aquarium
I would hate to think that some potential marine aquarists are either delayed from setting up their first tank or abandon the idea altogether due to the well-intentioned but misguided information given them concerning the minimum size of a marine aquarium. A small saltwater nano tank can be a relatively inexpensive way to find out if this is a hobby you want to be involved with. Instead of placing too much emphasis on the size of the aquarium, concentrate on developing your skills as an aquarist. In the end, you will be a successful hobbyist regardless of the size of the tank.
Smaller is not always easier, or better, and before you decide to put together a small , or buy a , here are important keys to success you should know about setting up and maintaining an aquarium of less than 40 gallons in size.
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However, many do start with just a small fish tank, so we want to give you a list of items to use with your small aquarium so that you can increase your chances for success in tropical fishkeeping. If you need help with setting up your new tank, check out the page.Alana from Just 4 Pets in Cranbrook will walk you through the process of setting up an aquarium for small fish. In Part 1, she fills you in on the basic supplies you will need to get started.This is a really hlepful article about setting up a small fish tank. The person actually knows both about caring for fish, and setting up an attractive looking aquarium. Spent 20 minutes looking through my internet history to find again. Pinning, so I don't lose it!The second thing that I believe attracts the first-time marine aquarist to the nano setup is the price. Setting up a 75-gallon reef tank with an appropriate stand, filtration, lighting, etc., can cost a small fortune. Then there is the live rock and livestock. Getting a suitable amount of live rock for the average-sized reef tank is another hit in the pocketbook. Stocking a larger tank also requires more money. I have known people who have spent more money on their large reef aquariums than it costs to purchase a good second-hand automobile.I have been keeping nano reefs for many years. In fact, I was into nano reefs before they were cool. This was out of necessity, not because I was some sort of trendsetter. Nano reefs were ideal for keeping the predacious frogfishes that I conducted research on as an undergraduate student. These gluttons do best when housed on their own because they are inclined to dine on their fish neighbors. I would house them in 2- to 20-gallon tanks with a couple pieces of live rock . I also kept nano marine aquariums during my college days because funds and space were limited. I decided a smaller tank was better than no tank at all. These were not elaborate reef tanks, but they consisted of live rock, some macroalgae and a piscivorous resident (i.e., a frogfish). I also kept some more pugnacious species in these tiny tanks, such as dottybacks, and fish I was interested in studying or photographing.When I first wrote about the aquarium we set up in my son’s kindergarten classroom, I never thought I would be setting off an avalanche, but it seems I did. In our own small school system alone (in Holliston, Massachusetts) there should be over 30 tanks up and running by the time this article is in print, and several more ambitious projects are planned for the coming year. I have also received a huge number of requests for information from people in other parts of the country who would like to start the same type of program in their local schools. As a result of so much interest, I decided to write this article to help others get started installing aquariums in their local schools.