Things You Need To Know While Setting Up Your Plantation Aquariu
Creature Companions|November 2020
When we think of a fish aquarium, we think of an artificial setup of marine world. But trending now is ‘plantation aquarium! Every hobbyist now owns at least one plantation aquarium: the real aquarium hobby is all about plantation aquariums.
Shahu V. Sardar

A well-cared plantation aquarium will thrive for years... So today, I will show you how you can develop your very own plantation aquarium. I have given some simple short tips that need to be followed while setting your aquarium.

THE RIGHT TANK

Buying the right tank is essential. Go for a glass tank rather than a fiber one. Whereas, its shape depends on your choice, size of the tank is an important part. The tank size depends on various aspects. First is the available space; you need to know how much space is available in your room for the tank. Then it also depends on your fish. You need to know potential growth of the fish you are adding to your tank so that when it grows up it doesn't face space problems.

Like for example, a molly fish can grow into 1–1.5 inches, so you can place 4-5 Mollies in a 1-foot tank, whereas goldfish can grow up to 4–5 inches so only 2-3 can be kept in a 1-foot tank. Remember, tank size helps your fish to grow: if fish are kept in smaller tanks, they stop growing.

Also, some fishes like ‘Angels’ grow in height instead of length, so in this case, you will need a taller tank.

SOIL

Soil is the foundation for your plantation aquarium. It decides growth of your plants. So it is important to choose right soil for the tank. Actually, soil is like an investment for your aquarium, so don't bother about paying more for it.

Best quality soils are of the ADA's Aquasoil Amazonia, which are available online. The better your soil is, the better will be your aquarium! Importance of soil is that it should have enough nutrients so that it supports your plant growth. More is the nutrient content – bigger will be the growth of your plants!

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