Aquariums have become a favorite home for many types of exotic and common tropical fish. The most common species for aquariums are fish from the families: Betta, Pleco, Angel Fish, Zebra Danios, and Malayan Prawns. There are also some extremely beautiful and rare species available. In order to show off these special species of fish you will need to have aquariums that are large enough, have enough depth to house the fish, and have enough lighting to facilitate the fish’s environment.
An aquarium is simply a vivarium of some kind with at least one clear side where aquatic animals or plant life is kept and exhibited. Most aquariums used for marine biology are typically tank-based, but some freshwater aquariums are occasionally used as tank-land tanks. Fishkeepers utilize aquariums to house fish, both saltwater and freshwater, aquatic animals, such as frogs and lizards, amphibians, including turtles, and marine reptiles, including turtles. Some exotic species may require tanks with more depth and tank size than what is usual for most fish tanks Holiday Mugs.
Freshwater aquariums are generally less expensive than marine aquariums, although there can be substantial differences in the cost of supplies for the two types. Many species of tropical fish do well in freshwater environments; others, however, do better in marine aquariums. The reasons for this vary by type and species. For example, it has been proven that some breeds of sharks and catfish are better suited to marine aquariums than others.
Glass aquariums are one of the most popular aquarium styles. Glass aquariums allow the viewer to look directly into the fish tank, helping to provide information about the overall health of the fish. These aquariums are also very easy to clean and maintain. Glass aquariums are typically used for freshwater aquariums, though they do look good in saltwater aquariums as well.
An alternative coldwater tank is the reef tank. A reef tank is like a natural aquarium, but the only difference is that there is no direct sunlight, since the main attraction is the flowing water. This water is constantly being replenished by a filter system and other methods of filtration. One of the disadvantages of having an alternative coldwater tank is the water temperature may be too warm for some species of fish. This is why a heater may be necessary to keep the water temperature in the range that is best for the species involved.
Acrylic fish tanks are very popular, primarily because they are inexpensive, durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain. Acrylic is a plastic that look just like glass but is much less porous than glass. That means that a small gap exists between the two materials, which allows some light to filter through. This is how a large acrylic fish tank can look so real, even though it is only large enough to house a few fish.