How To Choose The Right Fish Tank?
There are many factors to consider when choosing aquarium equipment. First, there’s the tank itself. You have to decide where to place it, what its size will be, and what type of wall you want it to have.
Here are some guidelines to help you make the right choice.
The place you decide to place the will play a role in determining its size. Tanks need to be kept out of direct sunlight and away from windows and heaters. You’ll need it to be near an electrical outlet and reasonably close to a water source. Once you’ve decided where to put your tank, you’ll have an idea of how much space you have available and then you can determine the size of the tank.
The Size of the Tank
If you have the space and the budget, you might want to go with a larger tank. Not only will it give your fish plenty of space and you a larger viewing area, but it could also be easier to maintain. Larger tanks hold more water, so temperature and pH levels tend to stay more stable. On the other hand, larger tanks have more surfaces to clean and water to change. So, before purchasing, it would be a good idea to think about how much time you have and are prepared to spend on maintaining your tank.
Acrylic or Glass?
Fish tanks are generally made out of acrylic or glass. Both types have benefits and drawbacks. While acrylic tanks are light and available in many shapes and sizes, glass tanks are less expensive and do not scratch as easily. Glass also stays clear over time while acrylic tends to yellow with age. For these reasons, getting a glass tank is recommended for beginners.