Getting an aquarium for your home gives a lot of benefits. It gives a calm environment in the room. It brings peace and comfort to the viewer. And having a lot of different colors of fish in your room is very soothing to the eye.

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If you are just preparing your first tank for your fish, here are items that your fish house should have:


To start, you have to give your aquarium a base or foundation. One way to do this is by putting gravel inside your aquarium. The standard rule and ratio of gravel to water is 1 pound of gravel to 1 gallon of water. This will serve as a place where your fish can move around and swim.

I have been to one Amsterdam zoo on one of my many Amsterdam city sightseeing map tours and saw the different kinds of fish inside beautifully made aquariums. The gravel gives the fish a more natural habitat to live in.


You should never ever forget the filtration devices of the aquarium. The bigger the aquarium, the more expensive the types of devices that you will use on it. Fortunately for you, a lot of shops online give massive discounts on their filtration systems. Look at online shops like Lazada and Zalora and use your groupon kortingscode ses computers upon check out. You may also find a variety of filtration devices on niche-oriented websites that cater to pet owners.

The first type of filtration that you need to get is mechanical filtration. This device removes the uneaten food and the waste of the fish. It sucks waste from the base of the aquarium and keeps it in a container which you should regularly take out and clean.

Another filtration for your aquarium is a chemical system. This filtration device takes away the odor of the water and other pollutants that can kill your pets. The last type is biological filtration. It removes toxic chemicals like nitrite and ammonia from the water.  It works both ways, killing the harmful parasites and remove toxic chemicals just like what you see in i Amsterdam card restaurants.


A heater is used to keep a suitable temperature of water for the fish as close as possible to its natural habitat. While some fish may exist without any water, other types of tropical fish can live comfortably in water that has a temperature between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.


  1. Guan-yin Pai says:

    I only have one fish in my home. It is a goldfish. And it can survive without any device like filtration devices and heater. But I regularly clean its bowl aquarium as often as I can. If you do not have the money or time to maintain an aquarium but want to have a pet fish, owning a goldfish is the way to go.

  2. Yan Yan Liu says:

    In addition to what you said, you must also provide light and connection of electricity near your aquarium. In my house, I placed our aquarium at the front of our house. I needed to hire an electrician to line wires going to the aquarium. I also included provision for light connections.

  3. Jiang Li Jen says:

    This is the first time that I heard about biological filtration. Where do you buy this kind of device? Is it advisable to get one even if I only have a small aquarium? Is a biological filtration device used by big commercial companies? I am really interested in using it in my residential fish tank.

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