How To Set Up A Tropical Fish Tank For The First Time

How To Set Up A Tropical Fish Tank For The First Time

How To Set Up A Tropical Fish Tank For The First Time is a must-read for new aquarium owners. We talk you through everything that you need to successfully keep tropical fish: from selecting Aquatics to adding accessories.

What Do I Need To Set Up A Tropical Fish Tank?

Firstly, you'll need a fish tank! But with so many to choose, selecting the right one can be daunting. We looked through all our bestselling fish tanks from brands such as SuperFish and Juwel, and settled on the SuperFish Start 70 Tropical Aquarium. It's also available in different sizes, including SuperFish Start 30 Tropical Aquarium - Black and SuperFish Start 100 Tropical Aquarium - Black.

SuperFish Start 100 Tropical Aquarium - Black

It's a great choice for beginners, because it comes with many things that you'll need in one box. In the video, you'll see that this aquarium comes ready-equipped with lots of items that you'll need. For example, a built-in filtration system, LED lighting, and even a heater.

What Else Do I Need To Set Up A Tropical Fish Tank?

As well as the actual aquarium, you'll no doubt want to accessorise your tank. Gravel, plants and galleons don't just look fun - they can prevent your tropical fish from becoming bored, so they're useful too. For this section of the video, we cherry-picked our most popular Aquatics accessories and talk you through them:

Fish Tank Accessories

Pettex Roman Aquarium Gravel - Natural Lakeland - 2kg

Enhance the look of your fish tank with this non-toxic gravel. As well as improving anaerobic activity in your aquarium, it'll encourage root growth in your plants. It's suitable for all tanks, including tropical, salt and cold water.

Pettex Roman Aquarium Gravel - Natural Lakeland - 2kg

 

SuperFish Aquarium Deco Plant Rotala - Small

These rock mounted plants will stay sturdy in your tank, providing stimulation for your fish as well as looking pretty.

SuperFish Aquarium Deco Plant Rotala - Small

SuperFish Aquarium Easy Plant Medium - 20cm

This brilliant green plastic plant provides a focalpoint in your aquarium. Measuring around 20cm high, it's the ideal place for your fish to hide away. 

 

SuperFish Aquarium Easy Plant Medium - 20cm

Classic Polyresin Aquarium Ornament - Galleon with Sails - 33cm

This extremely durable galleon will provide a long lasting place for your fish to hide away. At 33cm long, it's a good size too.

Classic Polyresin Aquarium Ornament - Galleon with Sails - 33cm

 


SuperFish Aquarium Ornament - Skull Pirate

Shiver me timbers! This guy will add a real talking point to your aquatic adventures. It's 100% non toxic so you can use it with peace of mind.

SuperFish Aquarium Ornament - Skull Pirate

 

Adding Oxygen To Your Fish Tank

SuperFish Air-Flow Mini

This compact air pump will create extra bubbles to your fish, which is important for keeping them in tip top condition.

SuperFish Air-Flow Mini

 

Interpet Silicone Airline Aquarium Tubing 2m - Clear

This flexible, durable tubing is compatible with any type of air pump. What's more, it's kink resistant to reduce noise in the airline.

Interpet Silicone Airline Aquarium Tubing 2m - Clear

 

SuperFish Airstone Round Blister (2Pcs)

This great little duo will release small air bubbles into your tank, increasing oxygen to your pets. Ideal if you prefer a quieter tank.

 

SuperFish Airstone Round Blister (2Pcs)

 

Cleaning & Maintenance

SuperFish Mag-Clean - Large

Last but absolutely no means least. This gadget uses magnets to clear the inside of your tank - without you having to put your hand in the water!

SuperFish Mag-Clean - Large

 

What We Cover In This PetMonkey Video:

00:50 - SuperFish Start 70 Tropical Aquarium
03:11 - how many fish to put in a 60 litre tank?
03:20 - what's the best place to set up?
05:20 - adding gravel and plants
05:55 - how to create oxygen in your tank
06:25 - accessories - useful and fun!
08:12 - why use foliage?
08:56 - how to keep your tank clean

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