How to Set Up Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Have you been thinking of adding a freshwater aquarium plants to your home? It’s a lovely way to enjoy a miniature riverbed from the comforts of your own room. An aquarium, to put it simply, is a container that can sustain fish and other aquatic life for a longer period of time. Acquiring a good aquarium for your fish or plants is not a very difficult job as long as you give it some thought before you actually get it.

There are some obvious considerations to be taken in to account. Setting up a fully stocking a good aquarium will take any where between a couple of weeks and a month. The time that you spend with these basics step will save you a lot of time and trouble at a later stage.

There are several things to consider before you purchase an aquarium. How much time you are willing to spend on the aquarium? What kind of aquarium do you want to buy? What is the ideal spot for your aquarium? What kind of fish should you put in your aquarium? How do you keep your fish and their environment healthy in the easiest and quickest way? How much time would it all take to maintain? What should you feed your fish and how much? What should you do when diseases or algae strike? These are just some of the many questions that you need to think about.

A good and well stocked aquarium needs quite a bit of equiptment. Here is a simple list of the items that you will need for a basic freshwater aquarium plants :

  • An aquarium tank
  • An aquarium stand
  • A hood
  • Lighting equipment
  • Air pump
  • Heater
  • Thermometer
  • Aquarium Filters (internal or external)
  • Gravel
  • Aquarium Decorations
  • Maintenance items like scrubber, siphon tube, tweezers, scissor, algae magnet etc.

  • A beautiful freshwater aquarium with healthy, energetic fish swimming in clear waters and surrounded by green vegetation of the various aquatic plants is a stunning sight. But before you begin, you need to be armed with all the relevant facts.