Various kinds of aquariums exist but not all of them are meant for fish. Aquatic plants aquariums also exist and they are also attractive. One of the simplest aquariums is the fish bowl. If an aquarium is to be made from a fish bowl, it should be one that is spacious. Some of the requirements include a small net and two, one gallon bottles of unionized drinking water. It is not advisable to use tap water. One should also not use treated water. Floating fish food is also vital for feeding the fish. The process of setting up the aquarium involves filling the fish bowl with water and then covering it with a plastic cover. This is to prevent the fish from jumping out or another pet jumping in. The water in the bowl should be replaced every week. Water from the tap should only be used after some type of treatment. It is done by filling the one gallon of bottle half way, then water conditioner and then a cap is placed tightly. After treatment, the water is left three days after which it can be put in the fish bowl.
Another popular type of aquarium is the cool water aquarium. Cool water aquariums are do not require heating since the fish placed inside go well in normal room temperatures. An aquarium, aquarium stand and its cover are the requirements in setting up cool water aquarium. Additionally, one needs to have a five inch fish net, fish food and water conditioner. However, it is important reading the instructions contained in the aquarium and the water conditioner. After the structure is complete, one should wait for three days before placing fish inside. The aquarium should be added one fish at a time and new fish should be introduced once after three weeks. One gallon of water is supposed to carry a one feet fish. Having sufficient water prevents overcrowding for the fish.
Another type of aquarium is a warm water aquarium. This requires more skills to maintain than that of cool water. In its making, it requires an aquarium, aquarium cover, a stand and a power filter with BIO-wheel. A fish net of 5 inch and a bottle of water conditioner is also required. Additionally, fish foods such as the floating flake food and freeze dried blood worms.
Betta fish vase is the other type of aquarium which is becoming increasingly popular. In the past, buyers of betta fish vase have been told that betta fish can survive by eating lily roots alone. This is however not the case because even though the fish will eat the roots, it is out of desperation. The fish should be fed on floating food and dried blood worms.