Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-11-2011, 08:22 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Kondoe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ölüdeniz, Turkey
Posts: 112
tank setup help

Hi everyone. I'm don't have an aquarium yet but i am planning on a 1.5mx0.5mx0.5m long tank it will be housing freshwater fish such as rainbowshark barbs gouramis and anything else compatible. my problem is i don't know what i need for my tank setup. I have rough ideas but i don't want to go to the store and ask what i will need there, i already know they will try and sell me half the shop. Can you guys help me with a list of what i should need to set up my tank from scratch? not including decorations. If it makes a difference i will most likely be using fake plants in my tank as i am just a beginner. hopefully in the future i will replace the plastic stuff for real plants. But for now plants will be fake. all help and advice would be greatly appriciated

Kondoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hallandale, Florida
Posts: 209
You will need a heater 200w should be enough, there are some titanium heaters that work better than glass heaters because you avoid the risk of the glass braking.

A thermometer to keep an eye on your water's temperature

A filtration system: I'll leave you some links so you can get more familiar with the different types of filtration abailable:

Filter (aquarium) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What Does My Filter Do? - The First Tank Guide - Filtering Your Aquarium Water

Fluorescent lights will probably work best for a freshwater set up

I don't know if I'm forgetting about something but I think that's the basic stuff. Then, you will need something to remove choline and chloramine from your tap water. There's some very cheap water purifiers that work well. Last but not least, when you have your substrate, decorations, and all the above in place you can start your cycle. There's different ways to make the cycle. The people from your LFS will probably tell you that putting some hardy fish in your tank is the best way to do it, in my opinion, it is not the most humane way of doing it. I recommend fishless cycling, do a Google search for "Fishless Cycle" there's tons of info on the Web.

Any opinions from other users?
fddlss is offline   Reply With Quote

setup, tan, tank setup

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new tank setup- filter seeded from established tank mortis33 Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 1 01-24-2011 09:32 PM
new tank setup rncarter Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 57 09-12-2010 09:42 AM
Tank Setup Zer0 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-15-2009 11:29 AM
How to setup a QT tank ? Maurice2 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 04-12-2006 08:26 PM
30-40 gallon tank or hole setup wanted?Or any ref ready tank Dewey Midwest & the Dakotas 2 03-13-2005 09:12 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.