If You decide to have aquarium fish at home or in the office, then, of course, You first need an aquarium. Among the huge variety of shapes and sizes of this wonderful fixture You need to choose the one that would satisfy a list of requirements. So, let's start!

First, please note: first you need to select the location to embed an aquarium then the aquarium itself. This approach will allow You to avoid a headache when you already purchased an aquarium suddenly "doesn't fit" where I would like, and therefore becomes where is placed. In addition, the location for the aquarium should match the following parameters:

  • light
  • noise
  • vibration
  • availability
  • strength
  • constancy

When taking into account all the above parameters place under the aquarium, it is possible to proceed to the choice of the aquarium. All the aquariums can be divided into several groups according to the following criteria:

  • size:
    • small – less than 25 l
    • medium – from 25 l to 100 l
    • large – more than 100 l
  • form:
    • cubic
    • said to be of parallelepipedal
    • round (spherical)
    • cylindrical
    • with sloping walls
  • the method of manufacture:
    • glass
    • frame
    • frameless.

There two basic rules. which should be considered when choosing an aquarium. First. than the width of the aquarium is greater than its height, the greater the surface area of the water and the more oxygen enters the aquarium. Second. smaller than the aquarium, the care for him more difficult. This is due to the extreme instability of the artificially recreated ecosystems. The smaller the ecosystem, the easier it is to upset its delicate balance.

Thus, choosing an aquarium based on the criteria described above, you should consider how a particular form of the tank or its size will affect the implementation of these basic rules. So, aquariums some with unusual shapes (for example, in the form of glass) rarely satisfy the first rule, and spherical all-glass aquariums can't do big, otherwise they cracked. Frameless tanks are not leaking, but since they are usually made of soft materials, it is very quickly covered with scratches. Frame aquariums durable, but putty in the seams can be toxic to fish, and in the absence of water in the aquarium this putty dries out and may appear to flow.

Best meets all rules and criteria the standard aquarium is rectangular in shape. Besides, it is easy to fit into almost any interior.