How to Set Up a Freshwater Aquarium in Your Home

There are several things to consider when setting up a new aquarium in your house.  Here are our step by step tips for making an amazing aquarium!

Choose a good fish tank: your tank needs to be big enough to accomodate the fish you want!  You might want to speak to a specialist as they will help you decide how much water you’ll need to work with the fish you want.  They can also help you figure out plants, decor and other bits and bobs to go inside.

Get an aquarium stand!  This is important as most pieces of furniture like desks or tables just aren’t strong enough to support the weight of a fully stocked aquarium!  An aquarium stand is designed for the dimensions and shape of your tank and will definitely be strong enough to hold up the weight of all that water.

Choose the location.  Out of direct sunlight is a good idea, as it away from any air vents or draughts.  Maintaining a constant temperature is vital for your fish.  Make sure the floor is strong enough to support the weight of your tank and try to find a spot near to electicity outlets. You don’t want to have to stretch cords out to reach the plug socket!