Aquarium care is carried out using auxiliary equipment, which includes nets of various shapes and sizes, feeders, clamps, suction cups, tweezers and much more.
The main requirement for these items: they must be made of materials that do not release toxic substances into the water.
The inventory of each aquarist should contain at least the following:
- Heater and thermometer to control and maintain the required temperature in the aquarium.
- Filter - for filtering water.
- Compressor - for aeration of water
- Lighting devices - if it is planned to keep living plants in your aquarium.
- Set of nets - includes very thin miniature ones for fry, thin large ones for larger fish and thick ones for strong and healthy species.
- Algae cleaner / scraper - removes rapidly growing algae from the walls of the aquarium.
- Siphon with a tube - used to replace water, to remove accumulated waste or remaining uneaten feed in the ground.
- Live and Dry Food Feeders - Prevents the spread of uneaten food throughout the aquarium.
- A pair of all-glass aquariums with a volume of about 5-10 liters - for jigging, treatment and keeping sick fish.
- Long tweezers - for the convenience of lifting various objects from the bottom.
- A set of different suction cups and clamps - for mounting and other purposes.
- Common and most used drugs - in case of fish disease.
- A pair of buckets of 10 liters - for water.
- Spare equipment - filter, compressor, heater.
Of course, this list is not final, which may still be needed, for example, various hoses for draining water, pipes and nozzles for compressors, fillers for filters, sieves for sifting soil, special containers for transporting fish, reels, etc.