Which Fish Tank Frequently Asked Questions

I have created a Which Fish Tank Frequently Asked Questions page - for some of the questions that I have been e-mailed. These are just a selection of the most popular ones.

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WFT FAQs - Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: Why is my new tropical fish tank cloudy?
  • Answer: This will primarily due to algae build up and other factors listed here.

  • Question:  Tropical fish tanks for beginners - What are the best ones to start with?
  • Answer: This is a difficult question to answer because many fish beginners have their own ideas about which beginner tank they want and should buy first.  In my opinion the biggest tank you can afford (ideally a 90-110 liter tank works best for starter tanks) - is cheaper in the long term, and can ultimately hold more fish. For these reasons - I recommend a Jewel Primo 110 Aquarium as a great tropical fish tank for beginners.

  • Question:  What are the best fish tank types to buy for a beginner?
  • Answer:   Goldfish (coldwater) and Tropical (Warm water) tanks are the best buy for the beginner aquarist - but I would strongly suggest buying the biggest tank you can afford - a 90 liter tropical tank would be ideal for people starting off with the hobby, because it's easier to set up and cycle before adding your new fish.

  • Question:  Best fish tank brands?
  • Answer:   For experience and longevity in fish aquarium manufacturing - you can't go far wrong with Juwel, Fluval And Giesemann Aquarium Tanks.

  • Question:   How easy is it to cycle a fish tank?
  • Answer:    I have created a whole page dedicated to this question because it cannot be answered in a simple yes or no. Go here -  FishAquariumCycle

  •  Question:  How many fish are there in a 90 litre tropical tank?
  • Answer:   That depends on the size of all the species of fish, eg: neon tetra and danio's - you could have 15 - 18 fish or if larger fish eg: Congo tetra - you could only have about 8 in your 90 litre tank.

  • Question:   Are large corner fish tanks ideal for everyone?
  • Answer:  I would say no   - d ue to their size, and weight for instance - a large 350 corner aquarium is only suited to an experienced fish aquarist. These tanks need a large corner area of ​​a room, and ideally a solid concrete / cement floor to take their full weight.

  • Question:   First fish to keep for new aquarists?
  • Answer:   I would suggest Goldfish for coldwater tanks, or Danio's (These fish are quite tough and do well in a variety of conditions because of this - they are a perfect first choice for tropical tanks).

  • Question:  Best place to buy an aquarium online?
  • Answer:   There is so much choice and variety - whether you want tropical / cold water or a marine fish tank, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of suppliers on the internet that are wanting you to buy their products. But brand recognition and reputation prevails - which is why many customers purchase directly from Amazon, Ebay, Craigslist and aquarium manufacturers such as Juwel and Fluval .



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