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This freshwater aquarium setup article explains how to set up a basic freshwater fish tank. We'll
start with a short list of the equipment you'll need and then give you a step by step guide on
setting up or starting your first freshwater fish tank.
Equipment you will need:
Aquarium gravel
Replacement filter media
Other decorations (such as fake or real plants)
Aquarium test kits to test water parameters and monitor the infamous aquarium
nitrogen cycle
Fish food
Fish net
Aquarium Glass Scrubber
5-gallon bucket
Pasta strainer
STEP 1: Realize the responsibility involved.
Learning how to set up a fish tank is not all that difficult, but there are some steps you should
follow for a freshwater aquarium setup. First, you must realize a few things about an aquarium
setup. A tropical fish tank is just like having a dog or a cat when it comes to the amount of effort
on your part. In order to have a successful freshwater tropical fish tank you will have to work at
Once a week, or at most once every two weeks, you will need to perform some kind of
maintenance on the tank. Most of the time you will be performing water changes. You will also
have to feed your fish at least once a day. Setting up and running a fish tank does cost money.
There are recurring expenses such as replacing filter media, buying food, etc. Check out Freshwater Aquarium e-Book