If you’ve recently decided to buy a fish tank and start caring for exotic fish, we congratulate you. While some argue that they are not, some types of fish are actually easy to care for, and providing the right amount of cleaning and maintenance for an aquarium isn’t that big of an effort if you are committed to the cause.
For today’s article, we have put together a list of pieces of advice that you might find helpful if you want to take your aquarium decor to a whole new level. Sometimes, it can be challenging to spice things up, but if you use a bit of your imagination, you’ll come up with several nice ideas even if you are on a budget.
Always use a background
So the thing about the fish that will reside in the tank is that they aren’t in their natural habitat. You have roughly two ways of going about things. You can either forget about a background altogether, in which case you’ll probably see the wall that’s behind the aquarium, or you can get a background and enjoy the looks of your fish tank a lot more.
What’s the deal with this type of extra? Well, first off, you can even print your own background if your printer is big enough or if your aquarium is small enough. It needs to be on color cardboard or paper, though.
Obviously, you shouldn’t set it up on the interior of the tank because the water will affect it over time. All that you have to do is glue it to a wide wall on the back of the aquarium so that the other walls somehow reflect the image due to it being distorted by the water. It might sound complicated, but it isn’t. And besides, there are some very nice designs up for sale these days, and most cost little to nothing.
It can be very tempting for a pet parent who cares for fish to avoid bringing all sorts of accessories and adding them to the tank just to make sure that it looks better and that the fish are somewhat entertained.
We’ll tell you several exciting things in the paragraphs below. First off, if you’ve decided to buy and grow your own aquarium plants, good luck, but it’s going to take a while and a lot of commitment. You need to care for them, and once you’ve placed them in the tank, you need to make sure that the water is clean always so that they don’t rot and start affecting the pH and environment in the tank and thus pose a potential threat to the fish.
It might actually be a better idea for you to choose plastic plants simply because they’re remarkably durable, they’re easy to clean, and they always look good. The same goes for little items like castles or tubes. Some can be made of rock or plastic. You can use special substrate, and you can add little rocks and bits of shells you might have collected from when you went to the seaside.