For more detail about aquarium planning, check out these related articles:
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Aquarium Sizes and Weights
Do I Need a Stand?
How To Add Water to an Aquarium
Making a Drip Loop
Aquarium Filter Media Order
Using Outdoor Gravel and Rock
Acclimating New Aquarium Fish
Pros and Cons of Mini Aquariums
Debate gets fairly heated over the wisdom of such tiny tanks. Regardless of whether you agree that they are good or bad, there are differences that any potential mini-tank owner should be aware of. Before making a decision, do some homework. This video and article will help.
Pros and Cons of Mini Aquariums (article)
Pros and Cons of Mini Aquariums (video)
If you decide that you do want a mini-aquarium, these lists will help when selecting equipment.
Aquariums Under 15 Gallons
Mini Aquarium Heaters
Aquarium Plants - Real or Artificial?
Live Plants vs Fake Plants Video
If you've decided live plants are the way to go, you'll find these articles quite helpful.
Converting to Live Plants
Planting Techniques - Part 1
Planting Techniques - Part 2
Substrate For Planted Tanks
Tips for Cleaning Freshwater Tanks Video
Do Water Changes Kill Fish?
How Do I Clean a Dirty Fish Tank?
Is Bleach Safe For Aquarium Use?
Aquarium Cleaning Supplies
Removing White Residue
Getting Rid of Aquarium Oil Slicks
Foam on Aquarium Water
How To Clean a Power Filter
Cleaning Under Your UGF
Lifespans of Aquarium Fish
What is the Lifespan of Fish? Video