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Choosing the Right Kind of Water for your Aquarium

Aug 17, 2007
Getting fish can be very exciting. There are so many different kinds of fish that sometimes it can be hard to choose. Fish come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. They can look exotic or ordinary, bright or dull. Some are large, and others very tiny. They can add a great deal to any home décor, adding variety and color to the home. Additionally, they make great pets, teaching children responsibility. Plus, they are easy to care for, and if you get a good filter and keep the tank out of the sun, you only have to clean the tank every couple of weeks. But you can't just buy a bunch of fish and toss them into the water. You have to make sure that your fish and your water go together.

For most fish, just any water will not do. There are two main types of fish: salt water fish and fresh water fish. You can kill fish by putting them in the wrong kind of water. A salt water fish does not thrive in fresh water, and you can easily kill a fresh water fish by putting it into salt water. This means that you have to be careful when selecting fish for your tank. You need to make sure you are getting the right fish for your tank. Otherwise, you will find your fish belly up in a mere matter of days.

If you are set on particular fish, then it is important to determine what kind of water they will need before you buy them. You want to make sure that you will have access to the proper water before buying the fish. After all, it is so much a waste of money to buy fish when you cannot get the proper water. And many pet shops will not take fish back. This is because they might pick up diseases, and shop owners do not want to take them back. On most fish, there is a no return policy in force at the majority of pet stores. So do your research ahead of time so that you know exactly what you need in terms of water for your desired fish.

The other thing you need to make sure you have is the proper fish tank. Some tanks are made specifically for salt water, and some are made for fresh water. There are tanks that are made for both, so that you can use either. Before you purchase your fish, make sure that you have the right tank. You want to be sure that your tank is the right kind of home for your fish. Plus, you do not want to ruin the tank by putting the wrong kind of water in it. Tanks can be quite expensive, and it is a bad idea to ruin one with the wrong water. Getting a tank meant for either type of water can be a good move, as it allows you the flexibility to change your mind later on down the road.
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