The place for installing the aquarium must be selected at a distance of not less than one and a half meters from the windows in order to exclude the prolonged effect of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight causes the growth of microscopic green planktonic algae in the aquarium, the water begins to “bloom”, and aquatic plants are covered with fringe of algal filaments.
The aquarium is placed in the most peaceful places remote from heating appliances. In height, the aquarium should be installed at eye level of the looking person so that you can easily admire the beauty of its inhabitants.
Near the aquarium, an electric outlet is mandatory, it is necessary to connect lighting lamps, filters, a heater and other necessary devices. Therefore, be sure to consider this before choosing the location of your aquarium. It is also desirable that the outlet is separate and other household appliances are no longer connected to it.
Place your aquarium in a place that is easily accessible for passage, so that you can approach the aquarium not only with a net, but also with a bucket of water. This is necessary not only for the convenience of future maintenance and, of course, for the convenience of observing fish.
Be sure to lay a sheet of polystyrene (felt, foam, polyethylene foam, etc.) under the aquarium. The thickness of the sheet should be approximately 0.5-10 mm (it all depends on the total weight of the aquarium), you can put a regular tourist mat. If your tank has a tray in the kit, then a gasket should already be installed in it, do not forget to check it. This is necessary in order to evenly distribute the weight and give the aquarium good stability.
Now we need to wash the aquarium. A typical frameless aquarium is usually washed with warm water with the addition of salt or a 5% solution of acetic acid.
After your aquarium is cleaned thoroughly, you can start filling it with water. To begin with, it is necessary to fill only half of the capacity of the aquarium, and let it stand for a day. After a day, gradually increase the amount of water in the aquarium until 3 to 5 centimeters remain to the edge. Leave the aquarium with water to stand for a day, thereby you will see if it is leaking. After a day, the water from the aquarium must be completely drained.
What to do with your aquarium you will learn further on the page - First launch.