The Complete Freshwater Aquarium Checklist


Planning your first aquarium can be difficult, especially making sure you’ve got exactly what you need. There’s a lot of different information out there for the different types of aquariums; freshwater, marine, large or nano tanks etc. so check out the checklist below to ensure that you’ve got everything covered.

  1. Tank
  2. Stand
  3. Hood / Cover
  4. Filter
  5. Light
  6. Heater
  7. Substrate
  8. Test Kit
  9. Thermometer
  10. Algae Cleaner
  11. Net
  12. Siphon
  13. Background
  14. Water Conditioner
  15. Starter Bacteria
  16. Optional: Decorations - this can be anything such as rocks, wood or ornaments
  17. Optional: Live Plants
  18. Optional: CO2 Kit

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