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Creating an Artificial Place for Aquatic Organisms. Water-Tank. The greater surface area allows for increased gas exchange Typically allow 1 inch of healthy fish per gallon One inch of fish per four gallons for the first six months After 6 months one inch per 2 gallons. Water-Salinity.

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Water tank
Water-Tank

  • The greater surface area allows for increased gas exchange

  • Typically allow 1 inch of healthy fish per gallon

  • One inch of fish per four gallons for the first six months

  • After 6 months one inch per 2 gallons


Water salinity
Water-Salinity

  • Range of 1.021 and 1.024 for saltwater

  • Freshwater should be close to 1.0


Clean water filtration
Clean Water (Filtration)

  • Mechanical- physically remove suspended particles

  • Biological- bacteria used to remove harmful molecules, helps with nitrogen cycle

  • Chemical- activated carbon chemically removes toxic substances


Oxygen
Oxygen

  • Air pumps- size needs to correspond to tank size

  • Air stones


Water temp
Water temp

  • Heater-check your fish for their preferred temperature


Lighting
Lighting

  • Don’t expose your fish and fish friends to light 24 hours a day

  • Use of a timer provides 12 on and 12 off cycle for fish


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