How to set up a FRESHWATER AQUARIUM: Beginners guide to your 1st Fish Tank
How to set up a FRESHWATER AQUARIUM: Beginners guide to your 1st Fish Tank
Hey folks, do you want to start up your first fish tank and are a little intimidated by it all. Start small with these few simple instructions and you will be on your way to enjoying your first Aquarium.
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I’m not sure if i’m too late because this was put up a long time ago, but i have a question. Do filters clean your fish tank? If they don’t what’s the proper way to clean out your fish tank?
Thank you very much! I have 2 young daughters who want a fish tank so I cleaned up my late mother’s 50gal tank and took your advice! Thank you!!!!
My zebra danios, guppies stays most of the time at the top, does not look like gasping for oxygen, but they look very active. Any idea?
How about a paludarium setup?
Can I use a wood block to carve a landscape for my paludarium critters? I thought about using black walnut wood because it’s very rot resistant. I’d also make a filter system myself, where the water is pumped into a fountain like structure, flows through a pipe filled with sand and gravel and then back into the water section. Do you think that would work? I am aware that black walnut can be "toxic" but I’ve read if you keep it in a different water container for weeks, changing water every 2 or 3 days it will lose it’s toxicity. Let me know what you think guys, would love to work on something like that
Hello fellow guide,
I recently finished waiting 24 hours for the conditioner to do its thing.
After it finished, I let the fish float inside a separate bag inside the tank to get used to the temperature. (Note: Tank does not have heater)
After waiting, the fish are now swimming in the tank and I fed them enough flakes.
~The Next Day~
– One fish has died already
– water has become semi-blurry
– 8 Baby fishes are now swimming in the tank
1. What did I do wrong?
2. Do I really need a heater? (Water is cold)
3. Why is the water blurry?
– 30 gallon tank
– White pebble substrate
– Fake Plants
– Filter: MARINELAND Bio-Wheel, Penguin 150 Power Filter
– Has lights
– Freshwater Fishes:
I put 6 guppies in a tank that was set up the same day. Only 1 of them died and the rest went on to happy ever after.
Thanks for the tutorial.
I pick up fish tank from side road.
I got rid of old gravel in with new.
Needs a pump?
What kind of plants do you have? I like them a lot.
video is too long.
are those small bass in there?
3 to 5 weeks @___@
So…. air pumps are built in most filters right? I don’t have to go and buy a filter and then a air pump separate right?
SStratton video! Thumbs up and subscribed. Beautiful tank , your angels are nice.
Thank you for making this video. This helped me greatly because I am getting a new betta fish in 2 days and I really needed this information. Thank you.
can you list the details of this tank? tank, filter, heater, plants, subbstrate and grow media, plants, etc. THANK YOU!
"Decorate the tank however you want." Yeah I kinda could have come to that conclusion by myself, it would have been helpful to know where to get things for the tank, what certain fish like -not all fish like a bare tank and some need substrate and to see a few designs.
Get better dude. Thx
Do you need erator?
lol i’m Ben and i’m getting my first tank today 😛
If you want live plants can those go in during the setup or does the tank need to sit for those 3-6 weeks first?
I thought this was lake fish
Hey please help!!!
I’m thinking of getting a aquarium and thinking a aquascape
What should I chuck in??
Could really use some advise on mine if anyone can help!!!
I live rurally which means our water supply is from collected rainwater that is stored in a tank by our house (which, by the way, tastes and smells a LOT better than normal town tap water). We don’t have any large industrial areas nearby and there’s very little pollution due to not having heavy traffic but I’m still worried after reading things online about rainwater. And I don’t have a way of transporting enough town water back home to fill my tank once I get it.
okease only put fish safe ormaments in your tank
Hey Bro i have one question. Your tank have Led Light ? Which brand light ?
does he know what hemisphere USA is in?
I have a 20 gallon and ive had a blue gourami for about 3 years and this fish is really hardy idk if its this specific fish but she lives with 3 wild caught crawdads and shes done great
ha ha whot do turkys eat for thanks giving
Thanks for sharing us the tips
Hi Mike, I have a Goldfish and a betta fish. My goldfish is almost 16 years old and beta is 2 years. They each have their own tank. Although I am far from an expert, I do enjoy them. I am soon to be adding another goldfish and another betta fish, as my daughter’s friend is off to college and asked me to care for them. The goldfish has a tank. However, she currently has her betta in a vase. I purchased a 10 gal tank for the beta and thought I had some time to cycle the tank. However, I am receiving the fish within the next couple of days. How do I quickly cycle the tank? Thank you for your help. Cindy B.
Wow just talk
I’m running a 20gal long planted gravel planted tank with an Aquaclear 50HOB, but have an Aqueon circ pump running from right to left for current, is that too much? Was worried about dead spots but notice you run your Aqueon straight out and up and for surface tension, not so much for dead spots. Any suggestions? Leave as is? Mostly neons, corys, and a betta
Can you use water from another fish tank in your home to help start the cycle ?
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Nice video for beginners, of which, I am one. I’m planning on a 20 gallon long, low tech aquascaped tank. I’ve been doing some research for a couple of months, and plan on a few more. I want to be really prepared when I set up my first tank. I really enjoy your videos, thanks for all the info!
I am getting Glofish soon but I have city water..Should I buy spring water for my tank, or is it ok as long as I condition? Also what conditioner is best?
What is a good temperature ?
I know I’m late as hell, but I hope to hear from ya, or somebody who would know. Living by a river, I’d love to have a tank full of fish that I’ve caught from the river (legal taking sizes) and plop them down in a tank. Bluegill, pumpkinseed, and othe sunfish species. Is this a dumb idea? If not, how should i go about getting a tank set up for them? I’d want real forage and plants, but I dont know about the water. Is their any tank/fish ready water you can buy by the gallon that would already have these beneficial bacterias? Asking because obviously when I catch one next time, I cant just stick him in a tank and expect him to be good. Should I fill a tank now and just casually fish for a month while the water and time does it’s own thing ?
nice set up though, Sept. 2019
we enjoyed your video 🙂 keep going upload more!
At what point do you add living plants to the aquarium?
I just got a 55 gallon tank
Thanks, a lot Mike. I really liked your video. It was very informative, Very Helpful and really cool!! Thanks again, Playa!!–Peace Out!!!
Ah Americans and their imperial measurements!
If your voice isn’t in good shape, wouldn’t it be recommended to wait to do your video until you feel better … ?!