Various kinds of aquariums exist but not all of them are meant for fish. There are also aquariums for aquatic plans and they too are beautiful. Aquariums can be improvised from a dish bowl. When an aquarium from a fish bowl, the container should be big enough. A small fish net and two, one gallon bottles are required in setting up bowl aquarium. Tap water is not healthy for fish. Water that is treated should also not be used. Another important requirement is fish food. One requires to fill the fish bowl with water and then cover it with a plastic cover, in setting up the aquarium. Covering is important because it prevents fish from getting out of the bowl or another animal or object getting in. The water in the bowl should be replaced every week. If tap water is to be used, it should be deionized before being put in to the bowl. It is done by filling the one gallon of bottle half way, then water conditioner and then a cap is placed tightly. After treatment, the water is left three days after which it can be put in the fish bowl.
The other type is the cool water aquarium. They aquariums are placed in a room at the normal temperature and do not require a heater. An aquarium, aquarium stand and its cover are the requirements in setting up cool water aquarium. There are also other requirements such as a fish net and fish food. Reading the instructions contained in the aquarium and the water conditioner is however important. The aquarium should be running for about three days before any fish can be placed inside Each fish should be introduced at its own time but with a three week period from when one is placed to the time another one will be placed. Each gallon of water should be calculated to carry a one foot fish. This avoids overcrowding which is not healthy for fish.
The other option that one can opt for is warm water aquarium To maintain this type of aquarium, one requires some skills. In its making, it requires an aquarium, aquarium cover, a stand and a power filter with BIO-wheel. A fish net of 5 inch and a bottle of water conditioner is also required. In addition, floating flake fish food are vital together with dried blood worms for feeding the fish.
Betta fish vase is the other type of aquarium which is becoming increasingly popular. There has been a notion that betta fish can live by consuming lily roots alone. This is however not the case because even though the fish will eat the roots, it is out of desperation. Floating food and dried blood worms are the healthy feeds that should be given to the fish.