As a hobby, fish keeping is relaxing and rewarding. But if you’re just starting out, it’s best to start small. Begin your new hobby with a small aquarium of 30 gallons or less in size. This will allow you to learn proper fish care. You can later transfer your knowledge to a larger tank.
How do you take care of a small aquarium? Here are some tips that will help you create a healthy fish environment.
Start with a Kit
Aquarium kits are a great choice for beginners because most come with filtration, lighting and heating systems included. Just add gravel and decorations, which you can get with the help of an associate in your local store.
Pick an Appropriate Space
Although your aquarium may look magnificent on a table behind your sofa, this may not be the best location. Remember, even a small, 12-gallon aquarium will weigh more than 120 pounds when filled. Instead, choose a stand designed to accommodate the weight of a tank, as well as the humidity it will produce.