Fish stress is one of the major causes of disease outbreaks in your aquarium. It is important to understand how fish are stressed, to keep a happy and healthy tank. The most common cause of fish stress is poor water quality often caused by the build-up of fish and plant waste.
Setting up a new aquarium is a very exciting process and getting that process right from the word go will ensure a successful tank and happy fish. Here is a rundown of how to start your aquarium to make sure it has the best opportunity for success.
Your Filter is the most essential piece of equipment in your fish tank. Aquariums are a closed system and any waste or dirt produced by fish and plants remains trapped in the water, so if you do nothing about it the aquarium rapidly turns into an unhealthy sewer.