Friday, July 19, 2024

Ornamental Fishes and Aquaria Design

Ornamental fishes can be defined as attractive colorful fishes of peaceful nature that are kept as pets in confined spaces of an aquarium or a garden pool with the purpose of enjoying their beauty for fun and fancy.

An aquarium is a container, which displays the aquatic organisms in a simulated natural environment by introducing aquatic plants, rocks, gravels, artificial decorative and maintaining physic-chemical and biological parameters there in with the aid of equipment controlling aeration, water movement, temperature, suspended organic matter, and illumination besides feeding.

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Ornamental Fishes and Aquaria Design

Demonstration of the step – by – step construction of an aquarium;

  • Put the Growth Substrate (2cm)
    Put the Gravel (3-4cm)
    Place the decorating such as the Granite Cave and Moss Wall I will show you the next steps.
  • Pour water up to the middle of the Aquarium.
    Plant the Plants.
    Place the Heater in the corner on the back of the Aquarium (some Aquariums included along Heaters on the market) and a Thermometer.
  • Place the Aquarium Filter (in the next step I will show how to build the Aquarium Filter).
    Bring the remaining water to fill the tank.
    Place the Aquarium Lamp and AC adapter (some Aquariums included along Aquarium Lamps on the market).
  • Put into operation the Lighting, Filter and Thermostat, and leave the Aquarium to work for at least 2-3 days.
  • Implement utilized in the construction of an aquarium.
  • Single edged razor blades.
  • Acetone.
  • A non-toxic 100% silicone sealant
  • A roll of paper towels.
  • A washable felt tip marker.
  • A roll of duct tape.
  • Some emery cloth or silicone carbide sandpaper.
  • Identification of different kinds of aquarium Freshwater Tropical Aquarium
  • This is the standard in the hobby.
  • The water temperature usually ranges from 72- 84 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Freshwater Tropical aquariums are far easier to maintain and keep. There are no fancy chemical additives (beyond basic water conditioners such as chlorine removers) that must be administered. There is no need for expensive light fixtures or really complicated aquarium equipment. Tropical fish are generally less expensive when compared to marine fish.

Coldwater Aquariums

Ornamental Fishes and Aquaria Design

The temperature is usually below 70 degrees or at least room temperature in most homes. One of the most common coldwater species kept in a coldwater aquarium is the Goldfish.

Setting up a goldfish aquarium is as simple as adding the proper equipment and in return, dramatically lengthening the lifespan of their little goldfish.

Cold water freshwater fish may be a little more expensive when you start shopping for species other than the standard goldfish. Koi and goldfish ponds are great examples of domesticated coldwater fish habitats.

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Marine Aquariums

Ornamental Fishes and Aquaria Design

Marine tanks require saltwater for the fish to survive. Salt must be purchased and mixed before adding water to the tank. Marine tanks offer beautiful fish, colorful corals, and spectacular invertebrates to admire.

These specimens are usually significantly higher in price as compared to the tropical freshwater specimens. Marine aquarium equipment is significantly more expensive due mainly to keeping coral.

Brackish Aquariums

Ornamental Fishes and Aquaria Design

Brackish water is a mixture of saltwater and freshwater. It’s like in the middle, not freshwater, but not as strong as marine saltwater. People generally do not have much success with brackish water fish due to the water conditions are hard to maintain and most of the fish that are brackish fish have not been housed properly before they end up in your home aquarium.

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