Tips that you must know before setting up an Aquarium Part 4:
1. NEVER get your fishes and tank together. It will take minimum a week or two, sometimes more, to prepare a tank for fishes. This is the MOST COMMON MISTAKE that everyone makes. You must allow the beneficial bacteria to settle down build colonies and start the nitrogen cycle.
2. Accessories are not always extra. Choose the filter, heater, air pump and the lighting system very wisely. Filter is the most critical equipment for a successful set up. There are various types of filters available in the market. What kind of filter would be right for you, will greatly depend on the type of set up you are planning to build, the size of your tank, the number of fishes you want to keep, their sizes and so on.