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Setting Up an Aquarium

Freshwater Fish Setting Up

One of the best ways to ensure yourself a successful tank later on is to get off to a good start. The initial preparation of (and later the maintenance of) the tank is a hobbyist's gateway to creating a strong foundation for his aquarium. By providing all of the equipment a healthy aquarium requires, faithfully maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the tank, and paying close attention to everything that goes on in the tank in case a problem arises, any hobbyist should be able to cultivate a beautiful tank full of healthy fish.

The initial setup and continuing maintenance of a tank can be a challenging task, but it is well worth the effort. Read the following articles for more information on the equipment you will need to set up a tank, the tasks involved in tank maintenance, and a list of materials often used in successful tanks:

Equipment

Maintenance

Checklist