Tropical Fish Aquarium Equipment
What Equipment will I need for my aquarium?
Starting with the obvious, you’ll need an aquarium. There’s a lot of choices of aquarium, so firstly, what size would be ideal?
If its for an average size living room, a 3 foot aquarium would be ideal and if you’re feeling ambitious go for a 4 foot tank. Go for one with good depth and height dimensions too.
Some manufacturers such as Aqueon include lights, heating and filter in with the aquarium, as a complete kit. If not, you’ll need to purchase the lights, heater and filter separately. Find out more on the relevant section of the website. Other equipment you’ll need includes:-
- An aquarium thermometer.
- A net for catching fish.
- A syphon for water changes.
- An algae magnet.
- Water Testing Equipment.
- A planting Tool
You’ll also need to landscape your aquarium with a substrate such as gravel, and features such as rock or wood items. You will almost certainly want to have plants in the beginners aquarium.