After I put everything in and before I added the water I noticed a very strong plastic smell so I am concerned my betta may be effected. Anything in the tank with sharp edges can cut your fish or rips his fins. I got 7 guppies and a male molly too at that time. What is going to be the show-stopper for your aquarium? One of them would always flare his gills and try to attack the divider, the other fish didn't seem to care after the first week. So much facts. Answer: Colored glass is not painted, that color is a part of the glass and cannot come off. Keeping this in mind, you will want to think about developing a plan before putting new decorations in an aquarium. Half a stump lying in a planted aquarium … should I return the black gravel for a different color? The hard bristled brush is good for scrubbing the decorations and the soft pads, especially with the long handles, are good for the walls. By doing this, it will look beautiful and you are going to enjoy the change. Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on September 13, 2014: They do sell dividers so that you can do just that. At some point, no matter how careful you are, you are going to get water on the background. The plants came with it. Make sure that you give it a really good rinse until you can't smell the bleach anymore, and then let it air dry. Is there anything else I can do? I would then let the ornaments dry completely, if there any chlorine left of them they will offgass while they dry. Some fish are very susceptible to metals. My fish is molly fish...so how many time should I feed them per day and put how many food? The goldfish don't know that it wouldn't be found in their natural habitat. If that happens your tank will need time to rebuild it's cycle. Question: I have a fake coral piece that I'd like to put in my aquarium. Even one of the red-tipped finned tetras died, but the other 3 remain. Fake plants can be used to add color to fish tanks. I enjoy sharing what I know about animals and their care. This won’t work and it’s going to look awful! I bought black gravel for my 3 gallon aquatic frog tank. Wood itself is fine for a tank, just keep in mind the wood will grow algae on it and will need to be cleaned periodically. Question: Can we use decorative iron in a fish tank? I bet it will look really cool! Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 23, 2017: @Suzi I am not a fan of using bowls for fish homes. You may want to add your decor when you are doing your next water change so the water level in the tank is lower. Born for Pets is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.eval(ez_write_tag([[160,600],'bornforpets_com-large-leaderboard-1','ezslot_11',110,'0','0']));report this ad. A Word About Decor Once the aquarium is half full, you can add aquatic plants (live or artificial) and/or decorative rocks or ornaments. Why? However, these chemicals often make the tank more basic which is helpful in saltwater systems, especially if topping off with freshwater is needed. Once your tank is set up and you have it cycled and stocked you will get an idea for how often you will need to scrub the glass and do water changes. It is possible that chemicals could leach out into the water and affect the water chemistry. Once upon a time people didn’t know that metals where bad and used copper fittings when plumping public arquariums and didn’t know why thei collections kept dying. 99 ($19.99/Count) How do you know they are scared? But, these items did not stay in the tanks for long term. Also i feed them fish food but sometimes they finish it sometimes they don't.Is it ok. Try to refrain from major water changes are changing out the gravel too often, this could kill off too much of the good bacteria. Artificial … They also sell … Castle is doubled sided and can be placed... Dimension: 15.7" x 7.09"(H x W); Base Size : 3.15". The fish may get a bit stressed, but they should handle the change well as they will most likely enjoy checking out their new environment. However, sand does have some downsides. I would not use iron in my tank. Nice hub. And best of all, it’s harmless to your … And are they safe to put back into the tank again? Is this safe for an aquarium? Skip a substrate all together for a cleaner look Most fish don’t actually need sand or gravel, so you … After awhile, I noticed the painted ornament was turning green (from brown). As long as the ornaments are not made of a porous material you should be fine if you bleach them. i am a fried he won’t be able to find his black food. 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