Must Have Aquarium Décor and Accessories

November 13, 2017

Must Have Aquarium Décor and Accessories

For a newbie, acquiring an aquarium must be fun even for kids who get an opportunity to learn about ecosystems and how best to preserve them. The fish and other inhabitants of your aquarium require the following accessories which create a perfect aquatic environment:

  • Lights: The type of light depends on the type of fish. LED lights are quite expensive but they enhance the visual appeal of the aquarium. Depending on the fittings, you can choose tube lights, hang on lights or clip on lights.
  • Heater and thermometer: There are times of the year when temperatures are really low. Having a heater will ensure that recommended temperatures are maintained while keeping a keen eye on thermometer readings will ensure that temperatures are not too high or too low.
  • Aerator or air pump: We all agree that aquatic life cannot survive without a steady flow of oxygen. As such, an aerator will boost the level of oxygen in the water.
  • Test kits: With frequent tests, you can monitor the water quality in terms of PH and buffers and other chemicals that may interfere with the quality of water.

Other must have accessories include an aquarium stand, water conditioner and substrate cleaners.