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A single downwelling inlet may be used in the middle as well. The top of a stretch kreisel may be open or closed with a lid. There may also be screens about midway down the sides of the tank, or at the top on the sides. Some of the most popular biotopes are the freshwater habitats of the site and Rio Negro rivers, the African rift lake environments of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika , and saltwater coral reefs of Australia , the Red Sea , and the Caribbean.
The fish, plants, substrate, rocks, wood, coral, and any other component of the display should completely match that of the local natural environment. It can be a challenge to recreate such environments, and most "true" biotopes will only have a few if not only one species of fish and invertebrates. Finally, an emerging concept for the home is that of a wall mounted aquarium,  some of which are displayed at the Living Art Marine Center.
Relatively large home aquaria resist rapid fluctuations of temperature and pH , allowing for greater system stability. Unfiltered bowl-shaped aquaria are now widely regarded as unsuitable for most fish.
Advanced alternatives are now available. Chemical filtration should also be considered under some circumstances for optimum water quality.
Nano aquariums[ edit ] A new trend is to have very small aquariums, termed mini aquariums less than litres or 40 gallons or nano aquariums less than 75 litres or 20 gallons. These can be either freshwater or saltwater, and are intended to display a tiny but self-contained ecosystem. Many aquaria incorporate a hood, containing the lights, to decrease evaporation and prevent fish from leaving the aquarium and anything else from entering the aquarium.
These either convert ammonia to nitrate removing nitrogen at the expense of aquatic plants , or to sometimes remove phosphate. Filter media can house microbes that mediate nitrification.
Filtration systems are sometimes the most complex component of home aquaria. Wave-making devices have also been constructed to provide wave action. Size, lighting conditions, density of floating and rooted plants, placement of bog-wood , creation of caves or overhangs, type of substrate , and other factors including an aquarium's positioning within a room can all affect the behavior and survival of tank inhabitants.
An aquarium can be placed on an aquarium stand.
Because of the weight of the aquarium, a stand must be strong as well as level. A tank that is not level may distort, leak, or crack. Simple metal tank stands are also available. Aquarium maintenance[ edit ] Large volumes of water enable more stability in a tank by diluting effects from death or contamination events that push an aquarium away from equilibrium.
The bigger the tank, the easier such a systemic shock is to absorb, because the effects of that event are diluted. For this reason, hobbyists often favor larger tanks, as they require less attention. Several nutrient cycles are important in the aquarium.
Dissolved oxygen enters the system at the surface water-air interface. Similarly, carbon dioxide escapes the system into the air.
The phosphate cycle is an important, although often overlooked, nutrient cycle. Sulfur, iron, and micronutrients also cycle through the system, entering as food and exiting as waste.
Appropriate handling of the nitrogen cycle , along with supplying an adequately balanced food supply and considered biological loading, is enough to keep these other nutrient cycles in approximate equilibrium.
An aquarium must be maintained regularly to ensure that the fish are kept healthy. Daily maintenance consists of checking the fish for signs of stress and disease.
A good habit is to remove the water being replaced by "vacuuming" the gravel with suitable implements, as this will eliminate uneaten foods and other residues that settle on the substrate. Tap water from those areas must be treated with a suitable water conditioner, such as a product which removes chlorine and chloramine and neutralizes any heavy metals present. The water conditions must be checked both in the tank and in the replacement water, to make sure they are suitable for the species.
Water conditions[ edit ] The solute content of water is perhaps the most important aspect of water conditions, as total dissolved solids and other constituents dramatically impact basic water chemistry, and therefore how organisms interact with their environment.
Salt content, or salinity , is the most basic measure of water conditions. Rarely, higher salt concentrations are maintained in specialized tanks for raising brine organisms.
Saltwater is usually alkaline, while the pH alkalinity or acidicity of fresh water varies more. The Q2 issue of AHM has started showing up in the best local fish stores nationwide!
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Daily maintenance consists of checking the fish for signs of stress and disease. It can be a challenge to recreate such environments, and most "true" biotopes will only have a few if not only one species of fish and invertebrates. For this reason, hobbyists often favor larger tanks, as they require less attention. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content.
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