Reliable supplies for the bio aquarium
Having a bio aquarium at home begins and ends with getting the best supplies. Of course, you can set up your own tank using whatever equipment or item you can find. But haphazardly putting stuff together does not guarantee that you will have a thriving, healthy, and good looking aquarium to take care of in the end. Besides, some bio aquarium setups, particularly salt water tanks, would need very specialized equipment right from the onset. Otherwise, any living creature you install in it is more likely to have a very short life indeed.
So what are the best supplies you can get for your aquarium? This depends on what kind of setup you want. However, there are now full featured tanks available in most online pet shops these days which are easy to install and come packaged with every fish tank supply needed for a healthy bio aquarium.
Freshwater tanks are by far the easiest to assemble and maintain. Make sure you get a suitable size tank that is equipped with an air pump and a filter. For a while, it became popular to setup a closed ecosystem fish tank. These mini aquariums were designed to be self reliant and basically relied upon the plants for generation of enough oxygen to safely support the rest of aquarium’s inhabitants.
Unfortunately, it takes an overly long amount of time for the plants inside the aquarium to generate enough oxygen and clear off the waste in the water for this to be a reasonable option for setting up a bio aquarium. This means that the fish or other inhabitants you add to the tank will slowly suffocate in the water.
Other supplies that you might need for your freshwater bio aquarium are: aquarium lights, aquarium-safe décor, substrates, foods, and plants. For brackish and salt water setups, you would need a more advanced water test kit. Water heaters will not be necessary depending on the species of fish intended to be kept. If cold water fish will inhabit the bio aquarium then heaters will not be necessary.