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How To Setup A Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank

STEP 3: Decide on the aquarium’s location.

Place your aquarium in an area where the light and temperature of the tank won’t be affected by external sources such as windows and heater vents. You will want to place your aquarium on a stand that will be able to hold its total weight. A good rule of thumb for determining the total weight of a full aquarium is 10 pounds per gallon of water. For example, a 55-gallon tank will weigh approximately 550 pounds when filled with water!

STEP 4: Buy your aquarium and equipment.

Now is the time to decide on the type of filtration you will want to use. You will also need to purchase a heater capable of heating the tank size you have. Buy the gravel, plants, a power strip and other decorations. A good rule of thumb for the amount of gravel that you will need is 1 to 1.5 pounds of gravel per gallon of water.

STEP 5: Set up your aquarium and stand.

Wash out your tank with water only! Do not use soap or detergents. Soap residue left behind will be harmful for your tropical fish. If you are going to use an under gravel filter (not recommended) now would be the time to set it up as well.

STEP 6: Wash Gravel, plants and decorations.

Be sure to wash the gravel thoroughly before adding it to your tank. An easy way to do this is to put some of the rocks in a pasta strainer and wash them out in your bathtub. Then place the clean gravel in a clean 5-gallon bucket for transport to the aquarium. After adding the gravel you can place your plants and decorations.


"Glow Fish" are actually zebra danios who

by Weather

Have been bred for the pet (slave) trade from zebras who had jellyfish genes inserted...not something I'd want to support. Wanna put jellyfish genes in your kid and then make them pump out glowing grandkids so they'll be less "boring"? The things that humans do...
Ok, basically, no, you can't put zebras and goldfish together. First of all, your tank is probably way too small for even one zebra. Secondly, they have different water condition requirements. I can't think of zebras' preferred pH and dH off the top of my head, but regardless, temperature is the biggy. Zebras are tropical

Why are you waiting to add the fish to your

by maintank

As long as the water in the tank has been dechlorinated, temp and pH are within reason then I don't see a problem.
You have 10 gallons of water and only 1 neon fish. The bioload will be small and your fish will be better off in a 10g tank then in a jar with a tiny amount of water. Also, it's very stressful for the fish to experience 100% daily water changes. You can leave the fish in the 10g and do 50% daily water changes. Just make sure the temp and pH match.
Get a heater asap. That water is too cold. Neons are tropical and require temps in the 70s. Also, try not to feed your fish too much food

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