The first step to setting up an aquarium is choosing the right size. The right size can depend on many factors such as how much space can you afford, what kind of fish you plan to keep, and how much time you want to invest on maintaining your tank. The smaller the tank size, the more likely there will be additional extras included. The Tetra 5g Crescent Kit includes a 16 LED light and Whisper filter.
Tetra 5g Crescent Kit Water Wonders Aquarium Kit – Black (1.5 gallon)
Tetra 5g Crescent Kit Water Wonders Aquarium Kit – Black (1.5 gallon)

Keeping your aquarium water clean is extremely important as an aquarium is in a closed setting unlike oceans or lakes. Your fish will produce waste, placing heavy emphasis on your filter to collect and reduce harmful byproducts. Choosing a filter depends on the size of your aquarium and how much waste your fish produces. It never hurts to get a filter slightly rated above your tank’s size, i.e. choosing a filter rated for 40 gallons to be used on a 20 gallon tank.
Aqueon QuietFlow 10 Aquarium Power Filter Whisper EX20 Aquarium Filter Fluval U3 Underwater Filter
Aqueon QuietFlow 10 Aquarium Power Filter Whisper EX20 Aquarium Filter Fluval U3 Underwater Filter
Changing the filter cartridge is also important to allowing your filter to perform its best. Most filter cartridges should be changed once every 1-2 months.
Aqueon Replacement Filter Cartridges Medium (3 Pack) Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Cartridge Medium (3 Pack)
Aqueon Replacement Filter
Cartridges Medium (3 Pack)
Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag
Cartridge Medium (3 Pack)

Tropical fish have specific requirements for the temperatures they are comfortable living in. Fancy guppies typically live in mid 70 degree temperature ranges. It’s highly advisable to research the type of fish you want to add prior to purchasing them at a local fish store. The type of aquarium heater you choose depends on the size of your aquarium. Having a separate thermometer is also helpful to knowing what the actual aquarium temperature is.
Tetra Submersible Heater (50 watt) Hydor Mini Aquarium Heater (7.5 watts) Coralife Digital Thermometer
Tetra Submersible
Heater (50 watt)
Hydor Mini Aquarium
Heater (7.5 watts)
Coralife Digital Thermometer

Decorating your aquarium gives your fish a more natural setting. Aquarium Décor also makes your fish tank more appealing to visitors. These are tjust a few of the many ornaments to enhance the look and feel of your tank.
Mopani Wood Tetra Water Wonders FW Plant Ambulia 12” Tetra Water Wonders FW Plant Hairgrass 9”
Mopani Wood Tetra Water Wonders FW Plant Ambulia 12” Tetra Water Wonders FW Plant Hairgrass 9”

Filling your aquarium with water is not as simple as opening the tap and letting it fill your bucket. Tap water needs to be treated prior to being added to your aquarium. Products like SafeStart Aquarium Treatment help you get started by using live bacteria to establish the biological cycle your fish need to survive. At this time, you will only want to start with a few fish as your aquarium is still in its early stages. Maintaining good water quality requires periodic water changes once every 1-2 weeks. This can vary on what kind of fish you have and how much waste they produce.
SafeStart Aquarium Treatment AquaSafe Water Conditioner (16.9 oz) Ammonia Detox (3.38 oz)
SafeStart Aquarium Treatment AquaSafe Water Conditioner (16.9 oz) Ammonia Detox
(3.38 oz)

Different fish eat different types of foods. Choosing the right kind of fish food can depend on what area of the aquarium they primarily move around, the top, center or bottom. Most fish benefit from a staple diet of flakes or pellets with occasional treats like bloodworms, shrimp or krill. Figuring out what your fish like best will take a bit of patience and experimentation.
TetraColor Plus TetraMin Tropical Crisps Freeze Dried Bloodworms
TetraColor Plus TetraMin Tropical Crisps Freeze Dried Bloodworms

Maintaining a healthy aquarium requires consistency and the right arsenal of helpful products! Testing your aquarium’s water helps you keep an eye on any irregular changes. Here are a few helpful products to keep your fish tank healthy and clean.
Aquarium Clean System Scraper Plastic Blade Whisper SoftNet Nylon TetraTest EasyStrips 5-in-1
Aquarium Clean System Scraper Plastic Blade Whisper SoftNet Nylon TetraTest EasyStrips
5-in-1