Aquarist's Check Lists
Experienced aquarists will frequently know what it takes to make an aquarium function. In
particular, they will often have done so much trial and error that they have learned what work best
for themselves. New aquarists, on the other hand, will often feel more need for getting
advice on how things are best done; what equipment that is available and what kind of
maintenance routines that are best. Trial and error may be strenuous - and it is certainly
not kind to the animals.
In order to make it easier to start up a new aquarium, we have made a basic check list on
recommended technical equipment. In one of the next updates,
we will also bring a check list on maintenance routines. Please note that these give our
recommended advice; you are sure to - sooner or later - meet aquarists who tell you that "this
and that is not necessary", or "you should rather do it this and
that way". You are, of course, free to test out all and any well-intended
advice you get - some may even work better for you than those we give you here.
Our background experience
Our recommendations are funded upon the sum of our own experiences and the experiences of
hundreds of novices as well as experienced aquarists; from literature, personal
discussions and many years of experience as advisors.
It is our sincere opinion that the advice we give is correct, and that it represents what
works best for the average aquarist. That does not imply that ours is the only way to do
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