5 Things To Know Before Buying Your First Fish Tank The Ultimate Guide To Your First Aquarium Ep 1

In this series I’ll be going over everything you need to know about fish keeping. Maybe you’re thinking about getting your first fish tank or maybe you’ve had one for a while and you’re thinking you might want to dive deeper. This guide is gonna help you learn the ins and outs of what this hobby is all about.

In this episode we’re gonna talk about the 5 things you need to know about fish keeping so here we go…..

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#1 Fish Keeping is addictive
- Once the bug grabs ahold of you you can’t stop it. You see fish you just have to have but this fish can’t go with that fish so you need to get another tank and then you want a planted tank but the fish you keep will destroy plants so you have to get another tank for your plants. Then your fish breed and you need somewhere to put the babies, another tank.
- This is why you see so many people with multiple tanks.

#2 Fish keeping is expensive
- There are tons of ways around this, there are great YouTube channels that can help you to do some things on the cheap and you can always find deals but if this is a hobby you’re going to get serious about you’re gonna have to spend some money.

#3 This is a hobby that involves work
- The ultimate goal in having a fish tank is to have this beautiful work of natural art that you can sit in front of, relax and enjoy but in order to have that takes work.
You don’t just bring the tank home, fill it full of water, plug it in and your done. There’s work that needs to be done to get it that way and KEEP it that way but most fish keepers would tell you that’s part of the fun!

#4 Fish keeping can be a bit more overwhelming then you think
When you start to get into all the different types of fish, tanks, equipment and food you might think your heads gonna explode BUT luckily there is an awesome way around this and that is my #5 on the list…

and my #5 most important thing you need to know about fish keeping is
There is a massive community centered around the fish keeping hobby. Tons of videos, (like this one), articles, books and even podcasts about fish keeping that will help you with just about any problem you might have OR provide an awesome place to go just to hang out and chat with other fish keepers. Because the internet is so accessible nowadays you are literally NEVER alone in this hobby which is awesome because when I started keeping fish back in 1993 you were pretty much on your own and ended up killing a lot of fish.

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