Choosing tropical fish for your aquarium

Choosing Your First Aquarium

A lot of people when they first start looking into getting themselves a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium. They don’t really know what’s on the market apart from glass tanks. Nowadays in the 21st century as you can imagine with technology advancing other products are now on our market.

Most tanks that you do see within fish shop are glass and the main reason behind this is that all the fact that glass is hard to scratch plus its cheaper. There’s many pro’s and con’s to each type of tank but as its your first aquarium you want the one which will suit you best.

When you look into things, glass tanks do weight a lot more than acrylic and they can also be a lot more brittle. This is due to the way the glass is made. breaks where as glass it just needs a sharp hit and that’s it. This could cause it to crack and in some worse cases even shatter. With glass tanks the shape is solid as this is how its moulded. With acrylic this mould can be to any shape even but most fish tanks are made in a few different styles now. Why not check out these aquarium.

You can cut acrylic in the future if you need to install an overflow system, but with glass this is near impossible. Over time with acrylic the colour can change to go a dirty yellow effect as with glass this colour will never change. You could even change one part of an old glass aquarium with a new part and the only thing you would notice is the new part has no scratches.

With all this said I personally would go out and buy a glass tank, especially for my first aquarium. They are a lot cheaper than the acrylic plus its less likely for you to scratch the sides. Also over the time you have your tank you want it looking as good as new with no yellow tinge. This tinge can sometimes be found with Acrylic tanks.

Now that you’ve chosen what sort of tank you want if its Glass or Acrylic you need to think what are you going to be doing with you tank. I say this as in not carrying it around but where are you going to be placing it.

There is a saltwater aquarium

by Popogisho

In my bedroom.The tank contains a clown fish (ala Nemo) and a turbo snail. Both were given into my care 7 years ago when a friend moved and told me he was going to "dump" them.
I have done my best to take care of them and both are active (the snail less so obviously)and seem content. However the idea of keeping a wild animal in a fish tank **is** uncomfortable for me.
They eat seaweed (that I buy) and fish food which has so far always been given to me.
I tell myself that I have given them the best life I could, and I know I would never *buy* tropical fish and invertebrates

Uppity... Pillars? What The Hell?


By Hunter
Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 02:00:10 PM PDT
Gawd. So they're really going with this, eh? Their attack is going to be that the elitist Barack Obama is using... ETHNIC ARCHITECTURE?
What the h... I mean, how does... with the... and half of D.C... the White House... aaaargh.
Holy Fucking Thundercats, I can't even find words for the stupid. Nobody can be this stupid. Nobody. Not even in politics. Not even among Republicans. I don't care if they're paying you to be this stupid, I don't care if you're having daily meetings to decide how to best be stupid, I don't care if you're an ten-time gold medalist in synchronized stupidity, it's not possible

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