HOW TO: Setting Up A Guppy Fish Tank!
Hi everyone, Welcome back to fishaholic. This video is about how to set up a tank for Guppies that includes filtration, structure, aquatic plants and also easy maintenance by keeping the aquarium bare bottom. If you are new visitor then please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell. Have fun watching this video guys!!! The first item on my shopping list is black acrylic paint which will be used to paint Styrofoam and i will place my tank on top of it. Then I head to a fish store to look for some coral rock that can go in my tank as well. And then I start looking for some plants that can grow on top of the rock or some driftwood. Since I like keeping my tanks bare bottom; I end up buying anubias plant that was already growing on a driftwood and some java moss. Painting the styrofoam was really easy. I gave it a quick paint and then went sideways just to cover any area I missed. I also painted the front of the Styrofoam, the other two sides and the back of the Styrofoam are left it as it is. This is my three feet aquarium, since it’s bit bulky that’s why it required two percent lift. I decided not to paint the aquarium glass since the background and the sides of the stands are already painted black. Now it’s time to add the coral rock structure. As you can see I’ve added java moss to the coral rock and I’ve also uploaded a separate video on how to attach java moss to a rock. If you are interested in learning that then please click on the link in the top right corner of this video. Once moss start growing then it will cover the entire corner of this aquarium which will be a good place for the fry to hide. I’m also adding an Anubius plant which is already growing on a driftwood. This will be positioned next to the rock. In this way I’ll have some plants in the aquarium for the fish and their babies to hide under the plant. And also the aquarium will have bare bottom which will make it really easy for me to siphon all the excess food and fish waste out of the aquarium. Ultimately less maintenance on my behalf. Let me know how you guys like to keep your aquarium. Do you like substrate, planted aquarium or bare bare bottom and plants on some structure like I do. Now it’s time to un-box some items that i bought online on eBay and the reason behind this is that they were way cheaper on eBay compared to the store price. So in this bag I’ve got a sponge filter. Really imported if you want to keep some small fish. A heater again really important if you want to keep some tropical fish and also an air pump so the filter will be powered by an air pump. This is equal one precision 9600 air pump with twin outlets, flow rate of 400 liter an hour so each outlets has got a flow rate of 200 liter an hour. I also bought a cheap thermometer it’s really important to know, to always place the thermometer on the opposite side of the heater. In this way it can tell you the right temperature of the tank. I also bought an air tube which is long enough to run from the canopy where the air pump will be located all the way down to the aquarium. Let’s take a close look at the heater, Aqua one brand and is 200 watts, it also comes with the suction cups to attach this to your glass. The most important part of entire setup is filtration. For this purpose I am using double sponge filter that comes with a suction cup which makes it easy to attach it to the glass of the aquarium. But before placing the filter in the aquarium make sure you squeeze all the bubbles out of from the sponges. I’ve also uploaded a separate video on how to set up a sponge filter, if you are keen in watching that video then please click on the link in the top right corner of this video. Setup is complete and I’ve got a sponge filter, some aquatic plants in the aquarium already and the most important thing is to add some beneficial bacteria to the tank. Just to remind you is this tank is already cycled and I had a homemade sponge filter in the tank prior to installing this sponge filter. But it’s always good to do a top up of live bacteria after setting up the tank. I added Blue Grass Guppies which I couldn’t find in the local stores I had to order them online and I’m pretty sure you might have already watched that video on un-boxing bluegrass Guppies. This concludes my video on setting up a guppy tank and I really appreciate your time in watching this video. If you haven’t already subscribed to the channel please SUBSCRIBE now and also turn ON your notifications so you don’t miss out on any updates. Once again thank you for watching and I will see you in my next