In the practice of keeping ornamental fish at least once, there came a time when it was necessary to restart the aquarium. This can be confirmed by almost every aquarist. The reasons are different, and the operation itself to stop and restart the home aquatic system requires knowledge and quite a considerable amount of time.
Aquarium restart: possible causes
What distinguishes the launch of the aquarium from the restart? Yes, almost nothing, only when restarting the aquatic system, it is first subjected to full maintenance - cleaning and disinfection (if necessary) of both the can itself and its internal contents.
It is believed that this operation should be performed periodically, regardless of the condition of the functioning aquarium. Some owners of ornamental fish believe that in their homes it is necessary to carry out general cleaning from time to time, cleaning out dirt and debris.
Opponents of this point of view believe that an aquarium, if you follow all the necessary rules for keeping fish and plants, should function without stopping and re-enabling, and it should be restarted only in exceptional cases that are not urgent.
What could be the reasons for restarting a fish tank?
First of all, it is carried out if the water is very turbid, the walls are overgrown with algae, and filtration and volume changes do not positively affect the situation.
Secondly, with strong acidification of soil, if its cleaning or replacement is impossible in conditions of continuous operation.
Thirdlyif ornamental fish or aquatic plants become infected with infectious diseases, as well as in the case of the death of living creatures.
Fourthif the existing internal design is tired and there is a desire to replace it completely.
Fifthwhen the bank began to flow or other technical reasons appeared. In this case, you need to restart quickly.
It is carried out not only because of leaks, but also for other reasons, when stopping the operation of the aquarium does not suffer delay.
What to do with fish
The first settled fish. If the old aquarium water is suitable, then it is poured into a tank (a large jar, a spare aquarium), and fish are allowed in there, constantly observing their behavior.
When the old water does not fit, then pour in at least 2 hours (at least) ordinary water settled in the bailout. If there is distilled water, then add it. The water is heated to the required temperature.
Seasoned aquarists also recommend adding a commercial air conditioner, AquaSafe from Tetra, to aqua. Fresh water is poured into pre-prepared containers for further launch, which in urgent mode should be defended for at least 8 hours.
Aquarium flora, soil and scenery
Plants, if they need to be preserved, are temporarily transferred to a separate vessel. It is necessary to carefully remove them from the ground without destroying the root system.
Then gently get the ground. It must then be rinsed in hot water or (if necessary) calcined in the oven.
Elements of the decor can be washed in salt water.
the washing up
Next, proceed to cleaning the working banks. In the bathroom, the aquarium is washed several times with hot water. Use of cleaning chemicals is undesirable.
The glass surfaces are dried with a soft cloth and then proceed to repair the breakage or malfunction.
After that, ordinary water is poured into the container to check the tightness. Two hours is enough for this, and then it merges.
The system is preparing for launch: first, the washed soil is carefully laid down, the settled water (or the old one, if it is suitable) is poured to a level 10-15 cm above the ground. It is necessary to fill it in such a way that the stream does not erode a layer of soil, it is better to substitute a shallow dish and supply water with a gentle stream.
Aquarian plants are washed with warm water and planted in the ground, fit the decor elements.
Then they mount the aquarium equipment, and when using the bottom filter (it is installed before the layout of the soil). Do I need to rinse the filter itself?
With the help of a net, the fish move to their home, the water level is brought to normal in two or three times. If the living creature felt normal in the tank, then some water from it could be used to fill the working aquarium.
Then you can include equipment for heating, aeration and filtration. The first 2-3 days you need to carefully monitor the behavior of the inhabitants and the state of vegetation. Water changes during this period, it is desirable to make daily up to 10% of the total.
Approximately in the same way they are processed in case the walls and the bottom are overgrown with algae.
Restarting the aquarium after fish disease
So, due to some circumstances, signs of fish disease appeared. First of all, you need to catch all the sick fish and transplant it into another aquarium (quarantine), flooding it with separated water. After ensuring the appropriate temperature regime proceed to the treatment of living creatures.
Do I need to change the water and disinfect the aquarium? It is necessary if the disease is infectious. If there is no infection, and diseases are caused by certain types of parasites (for example, flukes, ciliates), then these actions are not needed.
You should not interfere in natural processes once more, you need to give the aquarium a breather for 10-15 days, changing the water for 30-80% of the normal volume and clean the filter. In the aquatic environment, it is necessary to maintain the temperature not lower than +25 degrees all the time, to turn on the aqua filter.
After treatment in quarantine, you can restart the system by moving the treated animals.
Restart aquarium disinfection
This process is the most time consuming. It must be produced if the causative agents of infectious diseases dangerous for fish and plants have settled in the soil, on plants and interior decoration details.
As in other cases, the fish are moved to a quarantine vessel, where they are treated. All other parts of the aquatic system are subject to mandatory disinfection (the tank itself, inventory, plants, soil, filter, thermometer, aerator, design objects).
In the jar, you can pour water with detergent in the proportion of 400 g of powder per 30 liters of water. All surfaces are thoroughly rinsed, and then the aquarium is rinsed several times with warm water. After that, new clean water is poured, which costs a day, then is drained.
What to do with vegetation?
If, as a result of the disease, aquarium plants do not destroy (such an outcome is also possible), then they should be disinfected and treated with penicillin solution. It is prepared in proportion to 50 liters of the drug per 10 liters of water. This operation should be carried out in a separate container with a temperature of the aquatic environment of +25 degrees for 6-7 days.
Many aquarists who are forced to disinfect, get rid of the old soil and fall asleep new. But if there is a desire to preserve the used soil, it must first be washed several times in warm water, separating the mechanical debris, and then calcined in the oven for half an hour.
Summarizing, we can say that a complete restart of the aquatic system is not done often, depending on the circumstances. But it is better not to bring the situation to the extreme, precisely following all the recommendations on the maintenance of fish and plants, timely and efficiently performing the necessary measures to maintain a home aquarium.
Useful video about restarting the aquarium:
Aquarium restart: fast and correct
Fast restart of the infected aquarium
Sooner or later, for one reason or another, any aquarist is faced with the need to restart the aquarium. I would like to share with you my experience of restarting an infected aquarium, from which I have left indelible impressions. I have never had such a quick, lightning arrangement of the reservoir, I had to, like a Cinderella in a hurry to the ball, redo a thousand cases in a matter of moments.BACKGROUND:
The company where I work has a bar-restaurant in its infrastructure. 5 years ago, as an action, one of the largest pet stores in my city installed an aquarium in a bar and undertook to regularly serve it. Alas, as it usually happens, the pet shop workers came a couple of times, cleaned the aquarium and that's it! The aquarium completely "fell" on the shoulders of the bar workers, who somehow watched him, the rest of the time. This winter, due to production needs, the bar was closed for three months. In the spring with the beginning of the season the bar opened.
And so, once, passing by the bar, I noticed the aquarium, which already looked like a swamp! I have never seen such a crap pond. Everything, everything, everything ... it was green in it, even the ground was covered with a green carpet. A decaying fish feed was floating near the bottom - it looked like slop in a piglet's tub. Filters did not work, aeration, respectively. The fishes - two shifters, five eluos and one scalar, and two acystrus at an accelerated pace slammed their mouths at the surface of the water, trying to take in a little bit of fresh air. The fish were stunted and sick; one shifter was completely swollen from abdominal dropsy. In short - full AHTUNG!
Photo of the aquarium in the bar (sorry photographed with a mobile phone, the whole horror is not transmitted)
After weighing all the pros and cons, I went to the Directorate and gave a demonstration performance:"On the slaughter and care of the Lord for the ruined aquarium souls." In the final speech, I began to insist that the aquarium be given to me, that I am the best way out of this situation, that they will be indulgences for that. The management approved the proposal, but said: "We need to think that the aquarium attracts visitors." Since you can’t argue with the management, I left the office, but I definitely decided to finish this issue.
For two days I walked in circles around the aquarium and the office of my management - I was waiting for the “right moment”. And so, last Friday, at lunch the “moment” has arrived. Welcome to the export of the aquarium was received! And then how it all went, went ...
TRANSPORTATION OF THE "PATIENT" AQUARIUM It was impossible to delay and postpone the transportation of the aquarium! The fish were already on their last legs.
Pulling on the pants on the leotard, and pretending to be a superman, I began to rush along the whole coast, where the bar stands. Organized driver, bartender, dishwasher and waiters. I took a long hose on the yacht, in the kitchen there was a container for fish transplanting. Everything began to boil !!! The water from the aquarium was drained, the equipment and décor was packed ... and the fish were already sitting in the container and watched with fright as everyone rushed around!
All this action was accompanied by the dishwasher’s moralizing advice on how to take care of the fish: “Pour some fresh water for them,” “Put bulbs on them for them, they are not whimsical to water ... they haven’t poured vodka and wine there either ... . Hair bristled by such unspeakable atrocities!
As the water merged and all the stinky soil was collected, three sailor-loader grunting dragged the aquarium into the car, since it was a roomy Ford transit. The aquarium was put on original piles and a gasket was laid on all sides (chair covers, cellophane, etc., which came to hand).
The car started and we drove ... slowly, somewhere 30-40 km / h. so as not to shy the aquarium.
Upon arrival home, a pre-organized rapid response team was already at the entrance - friends who helped put the aquarium and all the aquarium belongings on the “15th” floor.
The clock struck 19.00, alas, all the pet stores were closed, and there was no home hydrochemistry at home. Therefore, the oxygen was given to the fish, a bit of methylene blue and Tetra counterstrips were dripped into the water, and preparatory measures were taken to install the aquarium for tomorrow.
Restarting the sick and green aquarium
The next day, at eight in the morning, pulling on the tights of Superman's fresh panties, I flew out to buy the aquarium chemistry necessary to run the aquarium!
It was acquired: 250 ml. Tetra AquaSafe, 100ml. Tetra Vital, Teta NitratMinus Perls (granules), Tetra NitatMinus (liquid), Bactozym. Along the way, hydrogen peroxide was bought at the pharmacy, and baking soda was on the market.
Upon arrival home, the total cleaning and disinfection of the aquarium began. Since the aquarium did not enter the bathroom, I had to wash it in the hallway, since I took the hose from the yacht home with me.
The aquarium was rubbed twice with soda and washed away. Then washed twice with hydrogen peroxide. Blow-dry, taped in weak places with silicone.
In the meantime, the fish have completely lost their body, especially turncoats, which have finally inflated, and the body has started to become covered either with a fungus or a bacterial infection.
It was decided to total treatment in buckets. Fortunately, the sicklinglings were planted separately from the cichlids and the latter felt better. Nevertheless, a good dose was infused in both. Methylenky, Kontraktal, and also tsiprolet solution (antibiotic).
Somewhere after lunch, hands reached the installation of the bollard and aquarium. Everything was extinct with a level. Additionally, the litter was cut from the remnants of the laminate substrate.
After, urgently began washing the eerie green soil. Manually, twenty times rubbed and washed it with a domestos. The first five water discharges from under the ground were of black-black color, wh ...! Then brown ... baa! Then green! By the twentieth time, the water finally became light, but I turned green, because hands and backs did not feel.
After, apart from wild fatigue, pleasant moments of anticipation began for the aquarium to start soon. At the bottom of the aquarium was filled with soil, in the course went Tetra NitratMinus Perls granules, which were scattered and evenly mixed with the soil. The Bactozem capsule was also spread to the bottom. Then, a decorated and recently washed decor (two braces and shells) was placed, a lock was taken out of the bins and an amphora was installed. Planted a couple of vallisneria bushes and cryptocorynes. It turned out that design))) But, what can you do, the cichlids need to hide somewhere in the first place.
Meanwhile, the fish began to float. As a matter of urgency, water began to fill the aquarium. Schlag was connected to the faucet, and the other end was put into the aquarium. The readings of the water meter. The water is started up!
When I took the aquarium, the “experts” said that it was an aquarium for 200 liters. I did not argue with them, although it was evident to my eyes that this was not the case. And now TADAM !!! When the water was poured into the aquarium to the brim, the water meter showed - 400 liters !!! The whole bath)))
As soon as the water filled the mega-aquarium in it, Tetra AquaSafe and Tetra Vital conditioners (conditioners: vitamins, iodine, etc.) and Tetra NitratMinus (liquid) were added. In the installed filter, in the compartment with ceramics was placed the capsule of Bakotozy. Benefit took just a margin, enough for 400 liters.
Well, now, a little sadness. Changeers did not live up to a happy bright future. Swollen, rummaged white bloom and alas, reclined. Fearing for the cichlid "trees" and the scalar, he decided to transfer them to the just-launched aquarium. I know you can not! He was afraid and worked himself ... but he waited three hours (so that the chemistry would somehow improve the water) and transplanted the cichlid into a new "tattered dwelling".
The night passed - all survived! The second day - all alive, no signs of the disease! HOORAY!
OK, SUMMING UP
To quickly and immediately restart the aquarium, you will need:
QUARANTINE AQUARIUM (TARA)
SODA AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
TETRA NITRATE MINUS PEARLS (GRANULES)
TETRA NITRATE MINUS (LIQUID)
TWO CAPSULES OF BACTAZIM (ONE BOTTOM, OTHER TO FILTER)
TETRA AQUA SAFE
for the treatment of primary drugs for protozoa, bacteria and fungi
CROPBefore restarting, you should think carefully about everything, as well as organize acquaintances and friends, because their help pro100 is not replaceable.
I express my deep gratitude to my spouse and my cat, who helped me in every possible way in emergency fish transplant.
Proper Aquarium Care - Disinfection
Do not forget that the aquarium is a real home for fish. He, like the human home, needs cleaning. If a person can provide himself with cleaning often, then this luxury is not available for fish, so the owner should be engaged in disinfecting the aquarium and monitoring the condition of their pets. Many people know about it, but not everyone knows how to disinfect an aquarium correctly.
The first disinfection of the aquarium occurs immediately after you purchase the tank. The future home for fish must undergo a thorough treatment before the first inhabitants of the flora and fauna appear there.
How to carry out the initial disinfection:
- Fill the aquarium with plain water.
- Dilute the solution of potassium permanganate to a dark color and pour it into an aquarium filled with tap water.
- After that, leave it for a day. During this time, all pathogenic bacteria will die.
- Drain all the water and wipe dry the walls with a dry cloth.
- Rinse it several times with clean running water.
The next step will be the preparation of water for the launch of a new aquarium. To free chlorine out of the water, you must defend all 100% of the water for at least 3 days. Then pour and wait a couple of days. Only after this water will be ready to accept the first inhabitants.
In order not to waste time, prepare the rest of the equipment and decor for your exclusive reservoir. Do not forget, they also need to be thoroughly disinfected before they end up in the same water as the fish. Particular attention is paid to the ground. As it is most often used sea sand and pebbles collected in natural conditions. Of course, in the substrate collected a huge number of pathogenic bacteria that will poison the entire environment in the water.To defeat the negative consequences you need to ignite the soil in the oven or in a large frying pan. Exposure to maximum temperature should be all the soil and at least 20 minutes. For convenience, divide it into portions. Do not put the hot sand in the aquarium! Cool and rinse thoroughly. One washing is not enough, it is better to repeat the procedure 3-4 times, only after that you can put it in the aquarium. Do not ignore this stage of the initial launch of the aquarium.
Among the mandatory elements of the normal functioning of an artificial reservoir are accessories. Collect all the elements of the decor, excluding plastic options and boil them thoroughly. Since plastic parts can melt from heat treatment, it is better to process them with a dark solution of potassium permanganate.
Disinfection Flow Measures
In the event that the aquarium is already functioning, but a nuisance has happened and various bacteria and algae have begun to appear in it, then disinfection cannot be avoided. It is urgent to save plants and fish from there.
All the fauna that was in the infected aquarium should be treated with an antibacterial solution. The most popular is a mixture of 10 mg of penacilin per 2 liters of water. Soak plants in it for about 3 days. Do not be afraid, nothing terrible will happen to plants during this time. The aquarium itself can be disinfected with a special bactericidal lamp every day for 20 minutes. Aquarium disinfection is necessary even if there are no visible problems. Preventive measures are the best way to maintain the health of fish and other inhabitants. The next disinfection begins with a disinfecting treatment of all surfaces. The simplest available tools are potassium permanganate and peroxide. Remove from there all the fish and decor, then fill to the edge with 3% peroxide or dark solution of potassium permanganate. Leave everything for 5-6 hours. After that, thoroughly rinse all surfaces and corners.
If so much time to wait there is neither time nor desire, then you can use the express method. Buy a special solution at the pet store that is designed to disinfect all surfaces. Remember to wear gloves before handling. If you have the opportunity to process all formalin, chloramine, hydrochloric acid - then use this option.
To disinfect plants, it is necessary to prepare a penicillin solution in a ratio of 10: 2. Leave all the plants there for about three days.
The most common means are:
- Isopropane 70%;
- Ethanol 70%;
- N-propanol 60%.
These tools can wipe the plants just one time, this will be enough to kill the pathogenic sphere. Sell these funds in pet pharmacies. The rest of the inventory should be boiled. For fidelity, keep them in boiling water for at least 20 minutes. The more time they spend in boiling water, the less chance the bacteria will survive. Note, rubber, plastic and thermometers can not be boiled in any case.
Choose the most convenient way for yourself and enjoy the view of a beautiful, healthy aquarium with happy fish.
How to disinfect an aquarium :: how to process an aquarium :: Care and education
How to sanitize aquarium
The need for complete disinfection aquarium infrequently, but still sometimes comes. And it is not necessary to have obvious infectious diseases in your fish - the aquarium should be sanitized when new tenants enter there, even if the previous ones are fine. It may be hidden infections that do not touch healthy fish, but can be activated, for example, during stress.
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You will need
- UV lamp (if any);
- Pan for boiling the soil (if there is such a need).
1. The easiest way is to process aquarium hot water, ideally boiling water. In this case, all microbes and microorganisms will die. Be careful: the temperature of the water should be increased smoothly so that the glass does not crack. But this method is only suitable for seamless aquariums and structures with hard glue - it looks similar to ceramics. If the glass is planted on a soft silicone sealant, it will become soft from the hot water and the aquarium may start to leak, and the glued tank may fall apart altogether.
2. Another effective way is a strong disinfector. You can treat the aquarium with a powerful liquid cleaner or chlorine-containing solution. But after processing, the aquarium should be thoroughly rinsed, as even small residues of cleaning substance can destroy the fish. Ideally, the aquarium should be thoroughly rinsed several times, then filled with water, allowed to stand for a day and then rinsed again.
3. Also for disinfection aquarium hydrogen peroxide can be used. It acts weaker than the previous versions, but is safer. Of course, the aquarium will have to be washed with water, but not so intensively.
4. For processing aquarium You can use ordinary table salt. First make a slurry of salt and water and use a soft sponge to clean the glass and seams. Then fill the aquarium with water, add salt at the rate of 1 teaspoon per liter of water and leave for a couple of hours. Then drain the water and rinse the aquarium thoroughly - salt is harmful for many fish species, and for some it is deadly.
5. Another method of disinfection that can be applied even to aquarium plants without the risk of destroying them is manganese. Make a medium pink solution and rinse the aquarium by wiping it with a soft sponge from the inside. Then wash the aquarium with water. Plants for disinfection should be put for 10-15 minutes in a solution of potassium permanganate. Do not overdo it with the concentration - there is a risk to burn the plants and stain the glass with a brown coating.
6. There is a drug that can disinfect the aquarium, even with fish - methylene blue. It has bactericidal and fungicidal properties, but is practically harmless to living organisms. The drug is available in the form of drops, for disinfection it is necessary to dilute it in a ratio of 2 ml per 10 liters of water. The only downside is painting everything blue.
7. There is another soft method of disinfection that does not harm plants and fish - the UV lamp. This option can be used both independently and in combination with the above. Using a lamp is simple: use it for several days instead of the usual lamp.
8. When the need for disinfection aquariumthe question arises: what to do with the ground. The most effective way is to boil. In this case, all microbes die with one hundred percent probability.
If the fish were sick, but you cured them - still disinfect the aquarium. The infection may be in a latent state and sooner or later manifest itself.
Be sure to ask your family or friends to help you, it is very difficult to manage it alone even with a small aquarium.
What to do with the aquarium after the death of the fish?
The fish could not die from the fact that you have been disabled filter. Just water should be treated with a solution against fungi.
You need to wash the aquarium very well and dry well and for prevention buy a conditioner for aquarium water "mytilene blue" (to remove fungal infections in the house) I’m using 20 liters of watercolors I make it like this, I pour 3 drops of conditioner into a faceted glass and insist 30 minutes, then pour everything out of the glass into the aquarium and in 1-2 hours I launch the fish. If you do this then when the solution is poured into the aquarium do not be intimidated by the water will be very blue fish DO NOT immediately start the filter and the current after 1 hour at least start the fish. After such a procedure, everything went along with me and there are no more fungi.))))
most likely, you have already bought them by the sick ... just wash the aquarium with any means for washing ... then pour water into it and let it stand for two hours and so on throughout the day ... empty well and all the filters and equipment (which is possible)
it looks like you had bleach on the fish. But you didn’t write whether they defended the water or not, and guppies and neons are very naughty fish die immediately if the temperature and water cannot be maintained. consult the pet store which fish are suitable for you.
Black ~ angel
From the aquarium water to pump out and wash it. Pour water. But do not rush to run there fish! Before running the fish into the aquarium, the water should be at least 3 days away! In undisturbed water, fish die because we have water with bleach. Still need to warm the water to 25 degrees!
Most likely you had too cold water or not sufficiently settled!
Bury them in this tank ... Joke. The treatment of the aquarium is probably optional, the cause of death is a non-contagious disease, it is enough to wash it.
The most important thing is that on 8 liters you can get 2-3 MAAALENE fishes, such as guppies. A normal gold requires 20-30 liters for each. It is better to get someone from the labyrinth, for example, one rooster. He will be fine in 8 liters, and he is not very picky about water. It is highly undesirable to completely change the water, only a third of the volume and it needs to be defended. Food in tablespoons does not pour ... And in general, keeping a small aquarium is troublesome.
A good site is aqa (dot) ru, learn about the content of the educational program, and then when you are thinking of getting someone, be sure to find and read the requirements for the conditions of your particular fish.
First you need to figure out why these fish died, so as not to repeat mistakes.
it means that the water is changed, 1 3-1 4 times a week, all the water is by no means the case. the aquarium is not in the sun, aeration is sufficient during the day. and without sudden changes in temperature.
My aquarium after the restart. How it was and how it became.
I will show now only two photos. how it was 01/17/15 and how it became after the restart 4 .03.15.
As it was
Under the cut, these photos are large and small description.
And we planted it in the middle of a lemongrass bush. We did not grow anything that we would not do. Algae and black beard developed. We already could not look at our aquarium. And the algae develop only if higher plants do not dominate. It is 01/17/15, and it was even worse without lemongrass, anobius was covered in a black beard. And in order to put him in a large aquarium, we had to catch an angelfish, they are cichlids and they love lemongrass very much, they devoured their tops and he died. Yes, lemongrass is still planted here, as it is fast-growing, and we really need such plants to suppress the growth of algae. But everything was already going to restart the aquarium, so nothing helped, nothing. The ground sucked in completely, the water change was frequent, but the algae attacked anyway, and many higher plants died or stopped growing at all. The balance in the aquarium was disturbed.
After the restart, which was done on 01/26/15 In general, a month later we became such an aquarium.
How we came to the herbalist to whom we were so eager, I will tell you later and show you by the day how things developed after you bought a bunch of plants. Did a lot for this. This is where CO2 is required, and soil with soil and fertilizers. And fish that are harmless to plants and, of course, an external canister filter. And of course, we continue to do a lot for the beauty of the aquarium. There is nothing like that. We used to have a bunch of plants, I showed you it was not long and everything quickly turned down, there was no proper power and CO (carbon dioxide), as well as an external good filter, as we now canister.
We adore herbal plants and aquariums, so we aspired for what we came to. Of course, it is better to buy the primer from Takashi Amano, perhaps we will come to this in time.
I think many will be interested in the subsequent big release, as it was. How we pulled the moss to the bark, to the stones and the pot. I will show the fish that are harmless to plants and in general I will tell and show everything.
March 4, 2015
Aquarium. how to restart the aquarium?
It's all over again ... Rinse well, and if you can, boil it. And be sure to stand without fish 10-14 days. You can speed up the process by adding water from a safe, well-established aquarium to the aquarium. Then the time of "aging" will be about 7-10 days.
An aquarium of this type is primarily an underwater garden. For lovers of aquarium flora. Groups of plants are planted very densely, in levels, tiers and there is practically no space left. Fish in such an underwater garden are not the main characters. Usually a flock of neons, small tetras, rarely large fish, but always bright. Be sure to have cleaners - "suckers": antsistrusov or girinohaylusov, sturiossom or others, but not those that feed on plants.
The main criteria for the selection of fish - do not spoil the look and do not harm the plants. Caring for a Dutch aquarium requires not only knowledge and skills, but also perseverance, commitment, patience, and equipment, fertilizers and a wealth of experience. The aquarium was left unattended for a week, and the garden turned into an underwater windbreak. The beauty of the Dutch aquarium is very fragile, demanding and unstable, but the pleasure of contemplating a beautifully made underwater garden is incomparable. Every year in Holland they hold a competition for the design of freshwater aquariums, in which the artistic part is provided by plants alone. There is a whole set of rules and laws, according to which a strict jury draws its verdicts. The beauty of competitive aquariums is extraordinary; it is not even an underwater garden, but rather an underwater paradise.
Despite the fact that not any aquarium can be given the title "Dutch",. You need to be a good professional who knows aquarium plants in order to create decent compositions. Any Aquariums with live plants require additional care and time, so the price for a real “Holland” is higher than for an ordinary aquarium.
Drain, wash and disinfect the soil equipment. Next, lay the soil, fill, install the decor, equipment, connect and wait 2 weeks to establish biological balance, then you can run the fish.