Most people who have ever tried to grow a fish in a plastic tank have failed. Why? Because they are simply not built for fish.
Plastic base will usually stand up well underwater, but just like natural plants, will not withstand rotting. To prevent waste build-up, it’s best to regularly clean the plants to avoid fecal proliferation.
Installing The Fish Tank
If you’re planning on installing this type of fish tank, it should be built with lots of holes. These holes should have holes all around the whole tank, which allows for air to circulate. Too much air will cause fish to die because they will suffocate under too much oxygen.
The bottom end of the tank should not be filled with anything except water. Anything else will create a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause a fish kill. Make sure to only place food in that area. The tank will be too big to allow you to place fish food.
A good sign of a good plastic plant aquarium is if the water is clear and does not smell fishy. A fish tank with an unpleasant smell will cause your fish to get sick.
Plastic aquariums can be very expensive to buy. So to make it cheaper, you can build one yourself, if you want to do it right. You’ll probably have to find some of those old swimming pool toys to help get the process started.
Make Some Good Quality Plants
Once you get a good quality plant, you may even be able to cut down on the cost by using some leftover parts to cut up for construction. This will keep the cost down.
In summary, I’d say go for the best plastic fish tank that money has to offer. Not only will you have a beautiful fish tank, you can have a beautiful aquarium fish tank, too.
Building a plastic plant aquarium is not at all hard to do, but you must know how to do it right. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. You don’t want to buy a cheap plan, and have to backtrack and redo your work later. Be careful when assembling the system.
Plastic tanks don’t just happen, though. They’re made specifically for them. The main reason you won’t find a good plastic tank is because it was poorly made. Most aquarium supplies stores carry a wide variety of them.
Purchasing The Aquarium Kit
It’s always best to purchase a kit for the aquarium you want, or a few different ones to create a better design. You can find kits that come preassembled or you can get them assembled. If you buy them assembled, make sure to read the instructions to see if there are any specific components you need. These fish tank supplies are very fragile.
The tank should be at least 30 gallons for freshwater tanks and a little larger for saltwater tanks. The size should be the deciding factor in what size you choose. You can make the tank any size you wish. Just be sure to keep your water level in mind.
You can place any decorations or other items into the tank, but the key is to not put anything too close to the bottom of the plastic tank. When the plants get too big, it’s easy for the oxygen to seep out of the water, making the fish uncomfortable. You can also use a filter for the aquarium to help.