AN ASIDE ON SMALL AQUARIUM FILTRATION (skip this stuff if you already know about how filtration systems work)
Canister fish tank filters are the most popular option for larger aquariums that can fit 40+ gallons. This is not to say that you can’t find canister filters for smaller fish tanks. As compared to other types of filters, canister filters provide the best biological, chemical and mechanical function. Water is pressurized and forced to go through fine material to trap smaller particles, thus offering superior filtration. They are a great option for aquariums with Koi and Cinchlids as well as plant & saltwater aquariums. The only downside is that been bigger, canister filters often come with a higher price tag.
One glass 10 gallon aquarium; One plastic aquarium hood and tank cover with a florescent light bulb; One small HOB aquarium power filter with a sample filter cartridge; One small 50 watt aquarium heater; One small aquarium thermometer; Some aquarium gravel; One small fish net; A small sample of fish food; Samples of aquarium dechlorinator and/or water conditioner; and An information booklet.
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Below is a typical start-up kit for a small 2 gallon mini-bow aquarium. It comes with a lighted hood, a small packet of sample fish food, an undergravel filter and a small air pump. You will need to get some other items as well for your aquarium. As mentioned previously, a small tank can be more work than a large tank because you really have to stay on top of those water changes to prevent the small aquarium from becoming too polluted. Here is a list of the bare minimum things to have for any small aquarium:If your fish tank is either under ten gallons in totalcapacity or is not filtered, it is a small tank or bowl andshould only be considered by experienced aquarium keepers whounderstand the drawbacks and disadvantages of such an environment forpet fish, and are willing to take on the extra challenge and additionalmaintenance required for these small aquariums.The is not pricey at all and depending on the size of your tank you can get a very good deal for your aquarium. The smaller filter costs under $100 for a 30-gallon tank and increases in size and price up to 1500-gallons for under $500. Considering the fact the device is made from high-quality materials and you can use it for a long time, it is worth the investment. If you want to only get the small version and use it for smaller aquariums such as the one used for fish reproduction, it is a definite alternative.Remember that even if you take these precautions, and make aneffort to make the small aquarium or fish bowl a better place for yourfish, you still have not overcome that small water volume issue, whichis the primary problem with these fish tanks. Adding a filter oragitating the water will not significantly reduce the maintenancethese small aquariums require.