Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Aquarium Supplies for your First Fish Tank

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Once you’ve chosen the location for your aquarium and your aquarium size and shape, it is time to actually buy your glass or acrylic aquarium and your basic aquarium supplies.  Your local fish store may actually include many (or all) of these aquarium supplies if you purchase a beginner acquarium kit.  But if not, here are the essential aquarium supplies you should ask for when purchasing your new aquarium.  In upcoming posts, we’ll examine each in more detail.

  • Aquarium Lighting
  • Aquarium Heater
  • Thermometer
  • Aquarium Filter (Power Filter, Undergravel Filter or Canister Filter)
  • Gravel or sand
  • Aquarium Vacuum
  • Nitrogen and PH test kits
  • Aquarium Glass Cleaner
  • Fish Food
  • Decorations / Plants
  • Fish Net
  • Two 5-gallon buckets
  • Towel
  • Aquarium Stand (optional, depending on size of aquarium)
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