Aquarium equipment

Setting up your aquarium is this easy!

You can decorate and furnish your home to your taste with table, chairs, carpets and cupboards without needing to hire an interior designer or to purchase expensive art. The same applies to your aquarium!

The equipment in your aquarium is dependent on two factors: What demands will your fish have and what suits your personal taste? Let’s start with the second factor. What fish species would you like to keep? Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi? Then you need a rocky reef aquarium. Goldlfish? Then hardy plants are the only option. Or a jungle aquarium with a shoal of tetras, catfish and a pair of dwarf cichlids? Then you need wood and a lot of plants

What aquarium type suits you?

In “Essentials” you will find 4 themed aquariums with all the information you need, including a film, a setup guide, a shopping list and the electricity consumption.

Jungle aquarium type JBL Rio Pantanal®

A bit of jungle river in your living room. Lively underwater action! No problem with the JBL Rio Pantanal® aquarium

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Rocky reef aquarium type JBL Malawi Rocks®

The fish of Lake Malawi are as colourful as the fish in the coral reefs. This aquarium brings a bit of freshwater reef into your living room

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Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®

Lively goldfish in the aquarium enhance any room perfectly! Invite some new flatmates into your home with this goldfish aquarium

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Aquascaping aquarium type JBL Dreamscape®

Mountains, valleys, meadows and fish! Create your dreamlike landscape under water with the Dreamscape® aquarium

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General tips

And if you can’t find what you need with our theme aquariums, here some general tips to set up an aquarium:

Fish stock

Wählen Sie zuerst einen Fischbesatz aus, der zusammenpasst, Ihnen gefällt und auch für Ihre Aquariengröße geeignet ist.

Substrate

Ihre Fischauswahl bestimmt nun, wie fein der Bodengrund sein sollte und ob er nicht scharfkantig sein darf, da Sie gründelnde Fische gewählt haben.

Stones and roots

Nun können Sie Steine und/oder Holzwurzeln einfügen. Die Anordnung können Sie frei wählen. Für Ihre späteren Aquarienbewohner wäre es nur schön, wenn Sie ein paar Verstecke bilden, in die sich Ihre Tiere zurückziehen können.

Installing technical items

Bauen Sie nun die Technik ein. Befestigen Sie das Filteransaugrohr (bei Außenfiltern) oder den ganzen Filter (bei Innenfiltern) im Aquarium.

Pouring the water in

Das Grundgerüst Ihres Aquariums steht nun. Sie können jetzt erst das Wasser einlaufen lassen oder zuerst die Pflanzen einsetzen, bevor Sie das Wasser einfüllen.

Adding plants

Beim Einsetzen der Pflanzen beachten Sie bitte, wie hoch die Pflanzen werden und wie viel Platz sie seitlich beanspruchen. Flacher bleibende Pflanzen kommen nach vorne zur Frontscheibe, während höhere Pflanzen eher hinten positioniert werden.

Special cases

Viele Labyrinthfische bauen Schaumnester und brauchen Schwimmpflanzen an der Wasseroberfläche. Gründelnde Fische wie Schmerlen und Panzerwelse benötigen „weichen“ Bodengrund, also keinesfalls scharfkantigen Split oder Lavaboden!

There are fish species for which every plant is seen as food. For these fish you unfortunately need to forgo plants or you have to rely on plastic plants. But for many plant-eating fish species it is also possible to take countermeasures with lots of fast growing plants. Fish also jump and unintentionally depart from the tank. A good cover or a securing of the corners and loopholes in the cover pane may help against “dried fish”. It is easy to plug such holes with foam.

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