Want to add some color to your life and living room with an aquarium?
I’m sure some of us are looking for some new hobbies during this crazy lockdown, but also running into the issue of most places being closed … well, don’t trip. We got you!
Pet and fish stores are still considered as essential businesses across the U.S., so you can easily still pick up a tank and get the process moving.
If you’re a first-time aquarium owner, you have to keep in mind that you can’t just fill up your fish tank with tap water, and just throw fish or other aquatic animals in there without any preparations. You have to make sure you cycle your water so there’s enough bacteria that’ll pretty much neturalize the waste that the living things produce in order to keep the aquarium habitable.
The whole cycling process takes about 6-8 weeks, but you definitely don’t have to wait that long before you throw couple of fish or shrimp in there.
There’s obviously different ways to start a tank, but this is what worked for my shrimp. Here’s what you’ll need.
- RO (Reverse Osmosis) Water
- 10-gallon tank
- Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums
- Hygger Aquarium Double Sponge Filter
- NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light
- 25 ft. of Penn Plax Airline Tubing for Aquariums
- Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum Substrate
- SunGrow Cholla Wood
- SunGrow Catappa Leaves
- Drift Wood
- Few plants
Now that you know what you need, try to catch up and get on this level!