Tropical Fish Tanks
Tropical fish tanks are used to house fresh and salt water fish that are familiar with living in warmer water conditions, so this would require you to have a heater located in your tropical fish tank. Nearly all aquariums are suitable for tropical fish, but some will come as a complete kit, which are often marketed as tropical fish tanks because they come with a heater. You can always buy a standard fish tank and add the heating system yourself.
You are also not limited to sizes with tropical fish tanks they can be anything from 20 litres to 400 litres so setting up your new tropical paradise may be easier than you first though! With so many tropical fish available to buy it is worth looking into what you wish to keep first. Large tropical fishes will need more space, but you can also get very small and tiny tropical fish which can be well suited in smaller/nano environments.
Heating a tropical fish tank
As noted above it is wise to check if your new aquarium comes with a heater or not. You will need a fish tank heater to make sure that the water is always kept at the right temperature to house your tropical fish. This is one of the most important things to remember when keeping tropical fish as they survive in warmer water.
Where to place your tropical aquarium?
Tropical fish are beautiful and make for a lovely viewing experience for those in the home and visitors. You may wish to feature your new tank pride and place in the living room, or an area where it truly acts as a great part of the home. Collecting tropical fish over time can create an ever changing tank and environment that can be enjoyed for many years by you and your family.
If you are buying a larger tropical fish tank then you need to situate this in a more permanent place where you can freely access plug sockets and electricity. Smaller micros sized tanks can more easily be moved around to different places and from room to room if you wish to change locations over time. If you are just getting into collecting tropical fish a smaller fish tank could be a better option as they are easier to move and manage.
Buying tropical fish
Searching for the best tropical fish to add to your aquarium can become and addictive hobby. Researching online and tracking down certain fish can create an amazing mix of colours and breeds for living in your tropical setup. You can have the help of your family and children to find the best looking fish to add, although be warned some can be expensive if rare!