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National Geographic Fish Tank Review

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Fish TankDisclosure.. Petsmart and National Geographic provided all the products needed to do a review.  As always the thoughts and opinions expressed are all mine.

We have had several kinds of pets over the years.  So when Petsmart asked us to review a National Geographic fish tank we were excited to get started!

Aquarium

The 1st thing you need to do when you get your fish tank is to get the water ready for the fish.  National Geographic has made this process easy with tablets that you just drop in the tank and they will condition the water for you!  The fish experts at Petsmart recommended that we wait at least 3 days for the tank to properly cycle and be safe for fish.  Now I want to make sure to let you know that you may lose some fish even though you did everything right.  This happened to us. After doing some research we found out this common for new tanks.  It could be because of stress, the water going through different cycles or a number of different things that may be out of your control.  Our tank seemed to “level out” after about 3 weeks.  So I wouldn't recommend buying expensive fish when you 1st get your tank.

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coral

So after you get your tank set up and you are waiting the 3 days for your water to be safe for your fish, it's a great time to find out how you want to decorate your tank.  National Geographic has 3 different themes to choose from.  The 3 themes are Coral, Cave and Asian.  Each theme has a background you can put on the back glass of your aquarium and a wide variety of tank ornaments to choose from.  They offer small, medium and large sizes to give your tank a cool 3D effect.  We started with the Cave theme but loved the others so much we bought some Coral and Asian ones as well so that we can change out the ornaments to give our tank a new look!

Fish tanks

The next thing to decide on is what kind of fish you will get.  The fish experts at Petsmart can help with this.  They can let you know what fish will live peacefully with others and also how big the fish will get when they are fully grown.  They can also help you with how many fish you can get for your size of tank.  You want to make sure you don't overcrowd your aquarium. The last thing to consider is maintenance of your tank.  It is recommended that you change  1/4 of the water every 5 to 7 days.  This may sound like a lot of work but it only takes us about 20-30 minutes a week.  You also need to replace the filters in your pump every 3 months. I'm so glad Petsmart and National Geographic gave us the opportunity to own a fish tank.  I never realized owning a fish tank would be so much fun!

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