Prepare water
The life and health of fish depend primarily on the quality of their habitat - water. You should know that before you pour water into the aquarium, you should give it to settle at least 3-4 days. This is necessary to ensure that the chlorine used in the water system for disinfection, completely out of the water. Before you put the "tenants" in their new "home", thoroughly rinse the aquarium and fill it with water for a few days. This is done in order to glue that bonded the glass of the aquarium, went all the harmful substances. It is recommended to change the water several times.
Pick up and drop plants
Lay the ground. Fill the tank water pooled about 1/3. Higher plants should be placed at the back wall of the aquarium, undersized up front. Planting plants, it is necessary to consider the peculiarities of fish behavior. The inhabitants of the aquarium should be enough space for free movement. Useful for fry floating plants they can hide from the adult fish. In addition to higher plants, the tank has to be algae. To algae from growing too much and did not interfere with normal breathing and eating other plants, aquarium lighting should not be too bright. For example, the aquarium with a volume of 200-300 liters are quite enough fluorescent lamps of 40 watts. It is recommended to put in aquarium algae such as nitella, 'hara and aegagropila. They enrich the water with oxygen. Besides, it is possible to judge about the well-being of the entire biological system of the aquarium, because in case of heavy pollution, the algae quickly die.
Pick up the fish
The selection of new "residents" must take into account their "taste preferences and living needs. For example, predatory fish will take small inhabitants as a sacrifice. Also not to put small schooling fish one by one. You should not put in one aquarium fish with different requirements to the environment. Utilization of excess feed recommended "hooked" in aquarium snails melanoma - they will cope with this problem.
Aquarium care
One of the most common mistakes novice aquarists - complete change of water in the aquarium. For most fish the water in the tank is sufficient to refill one time in 8-10 days. It is necessary to remove debris and uneaten food from the bottom of the aquarium using a special hose. Drain some water from the aquarium, and then add the same amount of pre-settled water.
Fish feeding
It should be remembered that in the aquarium fish are deficient movement. So to feed the fish, it is often necessary, but small portions. You should know that healthy fish can easily do without food for a period of 15-20 days. Moreover, short-term fasting stimulates the fish reproduction.