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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  1. Aidan Bledsoe on January 10, 2020 at 9:55 am

    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?

  2. The Dude on January 10, 2020 at 9:59 am

    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!!!!

  3. Vijay Joseph on January 10, 2020 at 9:59 am

    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?

  4. Farmer Frank on January 10, 2020 at 10:01 am

    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

  5. EpicSplatz on January 10, 2020 at 10:02 am

    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?

    >The Aquarium

    – 30 gallon tank
    – White pebble substrate
    – Fake Plants
    – Filter: MARINELAND Bio-Wheel, Penguin 150 Power Filter
    – Has lights
    – Freshwater Fishes:
    Dalmatian Fish
    Other fishes.

  6. just me on January 10, 2020 at 10:03 am

    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.

  7. THEWORLDISYOURSKHOLAA on January 10, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Tidswell Street on January 10, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Hi mate.
    I pick up fish tank from side road.
    I got rid of old gravel in with new.
    Needs a pump?

  9. Thomas Ruggiero on January 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

    What kind of plants do you have? I like them a lot.

  10. Joel Rendon on January 10, 2020 at 10:12 am

    video is too long.

  11. Suhaib Winkey on January 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

    are those small bass in there?

  12. Rivyn Daniel on January 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

    3 to 5 weeks @___@

  13. Punny Money on January 10, 2020 at 10:16 am

    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?

  14. Martin R. on January 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

    SStratton video! Thumbs up and subscribed. Beautiful tank , your angels are nice.

  15. CALEB PARK on January 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

    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.

  16. __ on January 10, 2020 at 10:22 am

    can you list the details of this tank? tank, filter, heater, plants, subbstrate and grow media, plants, etc. THANK YOU!

  17. The Fakey Cake Maker on January 10, 2020 at 10:23 am

    "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.

  18. Katoni W. on January 10, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Get better dude. Thx

  19. Ella Magharing on January 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Do you need erator?

  20. Sabbath37 on January 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    lol i’m Ben and i’m getting my first tank today 😛

  21. Cody Konior on January 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    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?

  22. Death_Eater 279 on January 10, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I thought this was lake fish

  23. Java33 on January 10, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Hey please help!!!

    I’m thinking of getting a aquarium and thinking a aquascape

    What should I chuck in??

  24. Francis Chambless on January 10, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Could really use some advise on mine if anyone can help!!!

  25. KenzieAndPip on January 10, 2020 at 10:27 am

    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.

  26. Jackal on January 10, 2020 at 10:29 am

    892 asshats

  27. Bryan Cook on January 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

    okease only put fish safe ormaments in your tank

  28. Tulgaa GT on January 10, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Hey Bro i have one question. Your tank have Led Light ? Which brand light ?

  29. KōNIZ RēDAZ on January 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    does he know what hemisphere USA is in?

  30. potatonut studios on January 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    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

  31. M Sigg on January 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    ha ha whot do turkys eat for thanks giving

  32. Em Jay on January 10, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for sharing us the tips

  33. Cynthia Baker on January 10, 2020 at 10:36 am

    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.

  34. Zikry Baharom on January 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Wow just talk

  35. Jim Hansen on January 10, 2020 at 10:39 am

    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

  36. Roxanne Gibson on January 10, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Can you use water from another fish tank in your home to help start the cycle ?

  37. LoT TV on January 10, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Check out my aquarium save & set up video!

  38. botanist333 on January 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

    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!

  39. L W on January 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

    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?

  40. monte titus on January 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

    What is a good temperature ?

  41. Definitely Human on January 10, 2020 at 10:44 am

    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 ?

  42. Natures Whim on January 10, 2020 at 10:44 am

    nice set up though, Sept. 2019

  43. SAMI .A on January 10, 2020 at 10:46 am

    we enjoyed your video 🙂 keep going upload more!

  44. Stephany Baldwin on January 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

    At what point do you add living plants to the aquarium?

  45. Mason Pierri on January 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I just got a 55 gallon tank

  46. Garry Wilson on January 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Thanks, a lot Mike. I really liked your video. It was very informative, Very Helpful and really cool!! Thanks again, Playa!!–Peace Out!!!

  47. xenosonic on January 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Ah Americans and their imperial measurements!

  48. Harry T on January 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

    If your voice isn’t in good shape, wouldn’t it be recommended to wait to do your video until you feel better … ?!

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