Having goldfish as pets is one of the most interesting things that you can do in your household. They aren’t noisy; you only have to clean one area; they are pretty to look at; and they are always doing something interesting. If you like goldfish, then maybe it is time that you set up a tank for your own amusement. However, it isn’t as easy as it seems. There are quite some procedures that you would have to follow in order to properly set up a goldfish tank. In this article, you will be taught how to do just that. If you are interested in learning how, read the following tips and information below.
- Materials you will need. First of all, you will need a fish tank. You should start small by only having a tank that can accommodate three goldfish. This is to check if you are cut out for taking care of aquatic creatures such as goldfish. With that, you will need a two- to three-gallon capacity fish tank, complete with an air pump and a water filter. You will also need a fish tank kit, which contains fluids that can condition the water in preparation for the fish. You will also need a colander to strain rocks and take out residue and impurities. You will also need a big bucket to put and take out water from the tank and finally, the goldfish. You can only put about a maximum of three goldfish for the tank size mentioned.
- How to prepare the tank. Begin by cleaning the tank thoroughly with warm water and a mild soap. Rinse well to ensure removal of residue in the tank. Next, clean the rocks by using the colander and scrubbing them well with running water. Follow this by placing the rocks in the bottom of the empty tank. The next step in this task would be to take the bucket and fill it with water and adding the conditioner in it. Let the treated water sit for 24 hours before you pour it in the tank. Now comes the waiting. After you have poured the water in the tank and turned on the pump and filter, you will have to wait for seven days before the water temperature stabilizes so you can add goldfish in the tank. After the waiting period, you can now add the fish in the tank.
As a reminder, it is important that you do not remove the fish from the
container it came in and immediately pour it in the water. What you have
to do is take the whole bag and dunk it in the tank. Let it sit for an
hour so that the fish may adjust to its new surroundings as well as the
temperature of the water in the tank. After that, you can release the
fish in the tank. In conclusion, setting up a goldfish tank is not that
hard. All you have to do is carefully follow the instructions and make
sure you read every direction when you purchase chemicals you need for
the tank. Good luck!