Aquarium from a can
And who said that the first aquarium should be immediately “filderable”? We are sure that almost all aquarium gurus started out with a small aquarium. Usually the first aquarium. this is a 10-50 liter jar.
If you want to try aquarium fish or just don’t want to spend money on expensive aquarium and equipment for now, I suggest you consider creating an aquarium from a simple jar and improvised tools. We hope that this article will help you navigate the nuances of creating a mini aquarium.
What you need to create an aquarium from a jar.
Jar / bottle: You can use a 3 liter bottle, however, please note that the larger the can, the better. There are cans of 5 and 10 liters. In addition, glass decorative flowerpots are sold. you can use them.
Compressor: Needed to supply oxygen to the aquarium, inexpensive. If the aquarium jar is large (from 10 liters), you can purchase a filter with aeration. this will significantly save you from the routine care of your first aquarium. over, it will contribute to a good biological balance in the aquarium.
Decor: should be medium-sized, I think one seashell will be enough.
We wash my aquarium jar with soda, pour it over with boiling water, rinse everything thoroughly.
Adjusting biological balance.
First, the bigger the pot, the better. Try to get as large a jar as possible. The larger the jar, the better the fish, the easier it will be for you to care for it.
Secondly, under no circumstances use a plastic jar or bottle as an aquarium. Plastic will poison the fish, and it is also less transparent than glass.
Third, since a filter does not fit in a small jar, its function must be performed weekly by you. to siphon the bottom, wipe the inside of the jar with a clean sponge, change a little fresh water. However, there are also nano filters and hinged filters. we urge you to think about everything in advance.
Fourth, fill and replace only settled water.
Fifth, keep in mind that the aquarium jar should not be placed on a windowsill or other sunny place. From this, the aquarium will bloom, and the fish will die.
Sixth, try to maintain the temperature required for the fish. Buy a thermometer and see that the temperature is not critical. There are nano-heating pads for small ponds.
Seventh, use starter medications to reactivate beneficial bacteria. For example, Tetra SafeStart. Monitor the level of nitrogenous compounds in the aquarium. it is very important.
Fish in a jar, which fish can be kept?
An unconditional recommendation would be a fish. Cockerel or Betta. This very beautiful, unpretentious fish that does not need aeration (compressor), as it swallows air from the surface of the water with the help of a special organ. the gill labyrinth.
Guppies are hardy and unpretentious fish. They have beautiful tails. We had a chance to see a mini aquarium with gupeshkas without the slightest care (aeration, filtration, etc.). and they lived.
Here’s another, a number of fish that can live in small aquariums: neons, tetra, speckled catfish, mollies, pink zebrafish.
The aquarium jar is definitely an option for the first steps in the aquarium kingdom. But it is also undeniable that the fish in the bank will be cramped and it is also difficult to adjust the biological balance in such a vessel. The cost of an aquarium bottle will cost you a penny, in fact, for nothing. But still, I suggest you think about at least a small, but full-fledged aquarium. Such an aquarium will greatly facilitate the care of pets and will only delight you.!
If the shells are too small, you can scatter them along the bottom of the aquarium, and put a couple of the same ones in one of the corners, only of a larger size. Unlike a freshwater aquarium, a marine aquarium is admired by many people, since it is quite rare among amateurs.
How to place shells in the underwater kingdom?
A properly equipped aquarium is not just a container filled with water with fish and plants. This is an interesting and rich underwater world. And there are many ways to design such a world. The most popular option is aquarium shells. This is due, among other things, to the fact that they can be placed in marine and freshwater aquariums with equal success. It is only important to follow some of the rules, which will be discussed later.
Seashells for aquarium
Aquarium. in itself is beautiful, in whatever style it is decorated. Nowadays, aquariums decorated in a marine style with bright original fish and real corals are very popular. But in any case, a freshwater aquarium, which is dominated by a lot of greenery and beautiful fish, is in no way inferior to the sea.
How to use it correctly?
Obviously, you can’t just throw more shells into the aquarium: they must all be played accordingly. So, often seashells in an aquarium are complemented by dilapidated castles or sunken ships.
But design considerations are far from the only aspect. The fact is that shells are very similar in composition to limestone or chalk. Consequently, almost one hundred percent of their composition is calcium carbonate. Because of this circumstance, many of the aquarists abandon this design element of the aquarium. Let’s explain why this happens.
Calcium carbonate in aquarium water affects:
- its acid-base balance;
- and hardness.
And this must be taken into account, since different fish react differently to a specific composition of water.
Accordingly, the final picture will depend on what the characteristics of the water in the container were before the shells were placed. For example, in an aquarium where the water has medium hardness and is slightly alkaline, a small number of shells will not significantly affect the performance, which means that you can put them in the aquarium.
On the other hand, in an aquarium where the water is quite soft and slightly acidic, it is completely inappropriate to put seashells. And such a decision by the aquarist will especially negatively affect fish from the Kharatsinov family. Why? Water with these characteristics causes a rapid dissolution of calcium, therefore, the presence of shells in a container with such water will lead to a very rapid change in the composition of the source. In this case, the characinids will not die, but you should not expect spawning from them in the future. Plants are equally sensitive to all sorts of changes in the acidity index, as well as to an increase in the hardness of the aquarium water.
Due to the circumstances described, before placing seashells in the aquarium, you should carefully weigh all.
About the selection rules
In fairness, we note that in some cases, taking into account the features, you can still put several shells in the aquarium. The fact is that for a number of fish they are a kind of house. Some adapt the aquarium shells for a great spawning site. In these situations, and even when there is simply a desire to put a certain amount of beautiful shells in your aquarium, you can proceed from certain rules:
- It is not allowed to place elements in the aquarium that have sharp protrusions. Otherwise, the aquarium inhabitants can harm themselves;
- It is important that the aquarium shells are located with their entrance down. In this case, too curious fish will not be able to get inside;
- The considered decorative elements of the underwater world must be clean. It is completely unacceptable to use as possible variants of such underwater “houses” that are varnished or painted in any color;
- Obviously, the aquarium shells must be empty. That is, before you put them in the aquarium, you need to make sure that the previous inhabitant has probably “moved out”;
- There should be no valuable types of shells in the aquarium. What is the reason? Otherwise, there is a high risk that these aquarium shells will change their color and texture. over, you can wait for their complete dissolution.
In conclusion, we will point out one more important rule: all shells must be cleaned and boiled as much as possible before being placed in the aquarium.
The main thing is, before adding to your underwater world, think carefully: are seashells really necessary in your aquarium. If the answer is yes, then it is recommended to think over in advance to the smallest detail the final design of the underwater kingdom. This will allow you to determine what kind of aquarium shells are needed, as well as find out their required amount.
Can shells be put in an aquarium
Before placing shells in the aquarium, they must be pre-treated.
If found in the sea, they must be thoroughly cleaned with a brush and then boiled over low heat for three hours. After boiling, the shells are soaked for about a day in cold water.
This is done in order to get rid of harmful bacteria and microorganisms that can be found on the shellfish.
Cats in Islam
These representatives of the feline family have been household members of people since ancient times. At the time of the Prophet Muhammad (s.g.v.), this was also the norm among the Arabs. With the beginning of the Islamic period, the Messenger of Allah (s.g.v.) secured for Muslims the right to keep cats as pets. It is also known that he himself had a cat, with which a very interesting story happened:
Once the Grace of the Worlds Muhammad (s.g.v.), gathering for prayer, found that his cat was sleeping on the hem of his clothes. At that moment, he was in a hurry to pray, but at the same time he did not want to disturb the animal. And a way out of this situation was found quickly: God’s Messenger (s.g.v.) decided to cut off the part of his clothes on which his pet was lying.
In addition, one of the famous companions of the Messenger of the Most High (sgv), who transmitted a huge number of hadiths, received the nickname “Abu Hurayrah” (r.a.), which means “cat’s father”. He was so named by the Prophet (s.g.v.) for the fact that he constantly carried his cat up his sleeve.
Both stories clearly demonstrate to us that a Muslim should treat cats properly, as the best of people did. In addition, cruelty to animals (except for necessary defense) is strictly prohibited in Islam. For committing such a sin, a person may find himself in Hellfire, for the Most High ordered the believers to treat well not only people, but also all His creations.
In Bukhari’s collection of hadiths, a story is told of how a woman was thrown into Gehenna for locking her cat and starving him until he died of hunger.
The permissibility of keeping cats at home is also due to the fact that, in the opinion of most theologians, they are pure animals, and therefore cannot cause any difficulties from the standpoint of observing religious practice. For example, water that a cat has touched is considered suitable for ablution. This is confirmed by the hadith transmitted from the words of Aisha (r.a.): “The Messenger of the Lord (sgv) explained:” Indeed, they (cats) are not unclean, and they are from those who surround you. ” And I saw how the messenger of the Most High (s.g.v.) made taharat with water that remained after it “(lead Abu Daud and at-Tirmidhi).
If a cat licks the dishes used by people, it will be enough to wash it once, as evidenced by the hadith mentioned in the collections of Bukhari and Muslim.
It is also allowed to pray if a cat licks a person’s hand, but in such a situation it is better to wash the place where the animal touched, but this is not considered mandatory.
At the same time, some Muslim scholars consider cats to be unclean animals, since they are predators, which means they can eat anything from Najas (impurities), for example, the insides of their prey. Hence, the touch of a cat’s tongue to water or to a person is also unclean. However, this opinion is shared by a minority of theologians.
Islam and pets
Since ancient times, people have kept pets in their homes. They bring certain benefits to their owners, which consists in moral comfort or in the real help they provide.
In different cultures, the attitude towards certain animals is different. up to the fact that in some countries certain species of animals are elevated to the rank of sacred.
The most common pets are cats and dogs, so let’s take a closer look at how Islam relates to them.
In some circles today, there is a perception that Islam allegedly calls for the cruel treatment of dogs because they are unclean. Proponents of this position cite a hadith, which says: “If the dogs were not a community, I would have commanded to destroy them” (at-Tirmidhi).
But at the same time, many Muslim scholars argue that Islam is a religion of goodness, which means that believers should treat all the Lord’s creations well. As a confirmation of their position, they cite the words of the Messenger of the Most High (s.g.v.): “If any of the people kills even a sparrow or someone higher than this is not by right, then he will certainly be asked for this by the Creator on the Day of Judgment “(Nasai). According to some theologians, this hadith canceled the previous one, because at that time the dogs carried a great danger, and then over time they mostly became safe for people, which we observe today.
In addition, this position is confirmed by a hadith in which the Prophet (s.g.v.) told the following story:
One person who was on the way began to feel thirsty. He found a well and went down into it in order to drink water. When he got up from the well, he saw a dog chewing on wet earth because of thirst. Then he went back down into the well, scooped up water in his leather shoes and watered the animal. For this act, the Lord forgave that person all sins. ” Hearing this story, the Companions asked the question: “Will we get a reward for the animals too?” To which the Prophet Muhammad (sgv) replied: “For every living being you will receive a reward (Bukhari).
Thus, Islam enjoins us to treat all beings with dignity. However, there are a number of important restrictions regarding keeping dogs at home.
Firstly, it is undesirable to keep the dog just like that, i.e. without gaining any benefit. The hadith says that those who will keep a dog, with the exception of a shepherd’s or hunting dog’s, their good deeds will be reduced by 2 kirats. In one of the hadiths of Muslim, guard (guard) dogs are also added to this list.
In modern conditions, people have also learned to derive other benefits from dogs, for example, helping the blind to move or neutralizing mine devices. In general, if a person maintains a pet for the purpose of deriving any practical benefit, then his good deeds are not diminished.
Secondly, it is important to consider that dog saliva is considered uncleanness in Islam. The proof is the hadith: “If a dog eats from the dishes of any of you, then wash these dishes 7 times, the first of which is with earth” (quoted in the collections of Bukhari, Muslim and Nasai). And if the saliva of the “friend of man” gets on the clothes or body, the Muslim must rinse this place thoroughly.
Muslim scholars differ in their opinions regarding another side effect of keeping dogs. hair, which spreads throughout the house during molting. Some believe that only saliva, urine and droppings should be considered as sewage. As an argument, they cite the aforementioned hadith, which deals exclusively with the saliva of a dog. Other alims believe that the whole body of the dog will be Najas, since when washing with her saliva, she can touch any part of the body, which also becomes unclean.
Thirdly, it is undesirable to perform namaz in the same room with the dog. A well-known hadith mentions that “angels do not enter those houses in which there is a dog or an image (of an animal)” (Ibn Majah). That is, if a dog lives in your house, then it is better to read the prayer in the room that it does not enter. In addition, it is advisable to use a prayer rug to protect yourself from getting the animal’s hair on the body and clothing. However, there is no strict canonical prohibition on this score.
Thus, the Shariah does not prohibit keeping pets. All living beings are the creations of the Supreme, therefore every Muslim is obliged to treat them properly.
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How to remove mechanically?
Safety razor blades, which are often advised by novice aquarists, are best used as a last resort and at the very end, to clean up heavily soiled areas.
What is it?
Limescale is the remnants of mineral salts that evaporate on the glass walls of the container. The percentage of such an impurity is high in tap water, while melt and rain salt contains a minimum amount. However, paradoxically, it is absolutely impossible to run fish into such demineralized water. this violates the biological balance of fish and underwater plants.
If you do not pay attention to the appearance of such plaque in time and let it increase, it will slowly but surely inhibit the vital activity of the aquarium flora and fauna.
How to clean without draining the water?
It is possible to clean without draining the water, but this option is only suitable for removing completely fresh lime deposits. Old contamination will not succumb to this method.
The algorithm of actions is as follows:
- Remove all fish from the aquarium.
- Turn on the pump filter at full capacity. In this case, a certain amount of water will still have to be pumped out (from 10 to 70%).
- Remove and rinse filters, aeration systems, indoor lighting using an aquarium scraper. No need to touch the plant substrates.
Washing parts of the aquarium too thoroughly can harm the beneficial bacteria that live on them. It is recommended to rinse filters with ceramic filling no more than once a month. Another nuance: it is washed separately from other components of the aquarium, otherwise a sharp change in the biological balance will negatively affect aquarium pets.
Specially formulated products such as sprays or wipes can quickly remove plaque. Most Popular:
- German Tetratec napkins are suitable for both marine, tropical and cold water aquariums. They can be used for both glass and plastics, as well as for cleaning heaters and filters. According to the assurances of the manufacturers, the impregnation of the napkins is safe for the flora and fauna of the aquarium.
- Tetra ph \ kh minus conditioner regulates the level of acidity and hardness of water, when applied to dirty places, it easily corrodes the lime film. Contains sulfuric acid and hydrochlorides. Severely irritating to eyes and skin; if accidentally swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
- American spray Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Safe and Easy cleans well acrylic and glass surfaces, leaving no stains or streaks. It is applied to contaminated areas, left for 10-15 minutes and washed off in the shower with a sponge.
- Despite the assurances of the manufacturers of cleaning agents in the complete safety of their products, it is better to play it safe and clean in an empty container.
- Regular and thorough care is the best preventive measure.
- To avoid calcification, a high-quality filter should be selected in advance. At the same time, pay special attention to the features of the reagent and advice from experienced aquarium owners.
How to clean at home?
Do not postpone cleaning the aquarium for later. The older the plaque gets, the more difficult it will be to remove.
Hamsters do well in aquariums
Many livestock breeders have doubts about whether it is possible to keep a hamster in an aquarium. All this is due to ignorance. Are you worried if this will harm your hamster? Believe me, there is no cause for concern!
If you use a structure made by specialists, then be sure that it provides everything that a home rodent needs for a full life and development. This design is made of glass (organic or conventional). The top of the aquarium is tightened with a metal or plastic mesh, which prevents the rodent from getting out of the dwelling.
To ensure ventilation, the bottom of the aquarium is drilled in several places at a distance of 10 cm from the floor.
The glass bottom is covered with felt, sawdust, hay or other material that is sold in pet markets.
The dimensions of the housing should be selected based on the size of the pet. For example, aquariums with a size of 100×40 cm are suitable for jungarians. Syrian rodents will need a larger aquarium. If desired, such a design can be made by hand. To do this, you need glass, glass glass and a tool for cutting the material. a jigsaw.
Advantages and disadvantages
The most important advantage is that in the aquarium you can provide the hamster with everything it needs to live, develop and reproduce. And it doesn’t matter what breed the pet will be.
In addition, hamster aquariums have other qualities:
- living in such a house, your hamster will not be able to scatter food and sawdust, which often have to be cleaned up for rodents in the cage;
- through the glass walls it is convenient to observe the tricks of the rodent from any side;
- a hamster living in such a house feels protected and completely safe;
- through the aquariums, you can pet your animal, while it does not need to be removed.
Aquariums have only one drawback. they need to be washed every time they are cleaned. There is no other way to put things in order in such a house.
Is it possible to keep a hamster in an aquarium and terrarium
Despite the fact that the cage construction with metal rods for hamsters is very popular and in demand, it also has some disadvantages:
- there is a great risk of hamster penetration outside the home;
- a hamster living in such a cage will constantly throw bedding outside the cage, etc.
When buying such a home for your hamster, choose a model made of inorganic glass. Plexiglas wears out and fades very quickly. Plus, if you’re going to keep multiple pets in it, you’ll need a large-sized model. This must be taken into account, since the stay of rodents in close quarters will lead to disastrous consequences.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantage of such designs is as follows:
- Exact calculation of dimensions. Buying such a structure, you will not need to take measurements, since all proportions of the bottom and walls are maintained in structures of this type.
- Almost all models have a ventilation system.
- As a rule, all terrariums consist of two parts. a transparent base and a plastic pallet.
- In such housing, your hamster will always be in sight, and it is very convenient to observe him from all sides.
- The terrarium is very easy to clean.
- This design is ideal for those owners who do not like noise.
This design also has disadvantages, although they are insignificant. During the installation of such a dwelling, the owner needs to think about how to attach the drinker. Although many people use suction cups or place heavy containers on the floor. Then the hamster will simply not be able to turn it over.
Another negative point is that in the terrarium, which is made of glass, you will not have the opportunity to pet your furry. But you can easily get it by opening the cover of the structure.
If you decide to purchase a terrarium or an aquarium for your pet, you should certainly take into account some of the nuances:
- Choose a design according to the size of your pet.
- It is better if this is a large-sized housing in which you can install additional attributes. a wheel, a nesting house, a ladder, a drinker and feeders.
- Look for a model made of regular glass. It is durable and highly decorative for several years.
Can I use an aquarium or not?
While this little rodent will do best in a special cage, an aquarium or terrarium is much better suited to life than a regular glass jar, where hamsters are often unknowingly housed. Why is the aquarium better? It is more spacious and freedom-loving rodent has a place to run, they are also more stable.
If you choose an aquarium instead of a cage, it must meet the following conditions:
- Sufficient area. For example, for the life of a Syrian hamster, it is advisable to leave an area of 50 x 100 cm, for a dzungarian it will be luxurious mansions.
- Low walls. The optimal size is 30 cm.This is important, because in this case, air exchange will occur, and it will also be possible to install a second tier, the maximum permissible height is 40 cm.
- Additional ventilation holes. In order for the air to circulate in the rodent’s house, it is necessary to make small cracks in its walls. This is not as easy to do as it might seem, so it is possible precisely because of the impossibility of making additional ventilation that this type of house will have to be abandoned.
- Lattice ceiling. This will prevent the chance of the rodent escaping and allowing air to circulate.
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Can a hamster be kept in an aquarium??
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When keeping hamsters at home, an aquarium often becomes their habitat. But is it possible to keep hamsters in an aquarium? Let’s deal with this issue.
Let’s start with the disadvantages of this home option:
- Air circulates worse in glass containers.
- The animal will constantly be surrounded by the smell of its feces.
- Bacteria multiply quickly if there is insufficient air circulation.
- To prevent the pet from getting sick, its house will need to be cleaned twice as often compared to the cage.
- It can be difficult to install a drinker, which is usually suspended. You should not put an ordinary bowl, because the baby can get wet all the time.
- Glass is a cold material. To prevent the crumb from freezing paws, it is necessary to use a good layer of filler.
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Now it is worth considering the main advantages of this choice:
- The pet will not be able to gnaw the walls of its house.
- The kid is not afraid of drafts.
- Unpleasant odor spreads less throughout the room.
- When kept, there will be much less noise from the active pastime of pets.
- The filler will not wake up outside the animal house.
It is convenient to observe the pet behind the transparent walls, you can take a photo.
Types of aquarium heaters
In order to be able to create the most comfortable living conditions for fish and plants, special devices are used. aquarium heaters. There are several types of them, but the principle of operation is the same for all. electrical heating of the element in a sealed environment. The most commonly used heaters are:
Submersible (plastic, glass, titanium). Consists of a heating element built into a shock-resistant, heat-resistant housing in the form of a flask or an elongated cylinder, and is designed to be lowered into an aqueous environment.
Flowing. It has a plastic housing and is mounted vertically on the return hose of the external filter, which saves internal space and creates a stream of warm, aerated water.
Heating cables. Installed under the ground and allow you to evenly warm up the entire aquarium, create additional water circulation.
Heating mats. They are rectangular mats that are installed under the aquarium. The generated heat evenly passes through the bottom and raises the temperature of the water.
It is generally accepted that sufficient power of the heating device should correspond to 1 W per liter, but in practice, 0.7-0.8 W per liter is often used.
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External heater EH-300 EH-500 AU / EU / UK
Power: 300W / 500W
Voltage: 220-240V 50Hz
Adjustable temperature: 20 to 35 degrees
Exterior design, work with filter bowl
Automatic shutdown when there is no water flow insid
Connect the heater to the inner tube of the filter bowl
The direction of the arrow on the heater should be the same as the direction of the water flo
1 x heater
2 × 17mm adatper for inner diameter 16mm water hose
2 × 22mm adapter for inner diameter 20mm water hose
Using a water heater
The heaters are manufactured in accordance with the current safety standards. It is allowed to connect the heater only to an electrical network with the parameters corresponding to those indicated on the heater itself and its packaging. It is forbidden to turn on the heater removed from the water. ALWAYS DISCONNECT the voltage before each operation connected to the heater. Before placing your hand in the water, make sure that the heater and all electrical appliances in the aquarium are unplugged. Do not use a damaged heater or a heater with a damaged wire. The connecting wire must not be changed or repaired, in which case the entire heater must be replaced. Also, DO NOT MOUNT THE SWITCH on the wire.
The water level must always be above the minimum immersion level, the MINIMUM WATER LEVEL mark on the heater body. The maximum immersion depth of the heater is 80 cm.The heater is intended for indoor use only and exclusively in aquariums.
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Therefore, it is best to purchase heaters “with a margin”, that is, more powerful. Such heaters easily and quickly cope with a drop in temperature, operate smoothly, without overheating and last much longer. But powerful heaters must be of high quality.
It will also be useful to know that the cost of a heater does not particularly depend on its power, and energy consumption does not either. The whole question is in the reliability of the device, i.e., the thermostat and the heating element. If the thermostat of a powerful heater breaks down, the inhabitants of the aquarium have two uncomfortable options. to die either from the cold or from an unusually high water temperature. Some, in order to avoid such sad consequences, purchase 2 medium-power heaters. If one thermostat fails, another will support the optimal habitat. If one of the thermostats breaks down, the water will not reach the critical temperature, and eventually everything will be fine with the fish. But, as you know, good is not cheap. A couple of quality heaters will cost you twice as much as one simple one. The choice is yours.
Aquarium heater 25W / 300W
This heating rod can provide the heat you need and keep the water temperature inside the tank. It can automatically adjust the temperature as needed by the fish in the aquarium.
Temperature scale can be adjusted between 20
93 ° F).
Fully submersible, waterproof double insulation, durable and safe design.
Power indicator, ensure safe operation.
Can automatically adjust the temperature, good for fish in the aquarium.
Plug: EU plug
Power: 25W / 50W / 100W / 200W / 300W (optional)
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Temperature range: 20
93 ° F
25w: 20.5cm / 8in
50w: 21cm / 8.27in
100 W: 25.5cm / 10in
200 W: 29cm / 11.43in
300 W: 29cm / 11.43in
Cable length: approx. 85cm / 33.5in
25W: 26.574cm / 10.42.761.57in (L W H)
50 W: 26.574 cm / 10.42.761.57 in (L W H)
100 W: 30.574 cm / 122.761.57 in (L W H)
200 W: 36.574 cm / 14.42.761.57 in (L W H)
300 W: 36.574 cm / 14.42.761.57 in (L W H)
Package Weight: 170g
Aquarium heater with thermostat
The main inconvenience when using the heater is associated with the need to constantly monitor its operation. Even after reaching the desired water temperature, the device still continues to function and must be disconnected from the network manually.
To get rid of this problem, a special device is used. a thermostat, which is a device with a built-in temperature sensor. It allows you to turn off the heating element when a preset value is reached and turn it on again when the water starts to cool.
Thus, a stable microclimate is achieved without temperature fluctuations. The use of modern technologies allows the manufacture of very compact and easy-to-use thermostats.
By manufacturing technology, they are divided into two types.
Electronic. They have high accuracy (most of them are equipped with information boards). The disadvantages include the relative high cost and lack of reliability.
Mechanical. They are found most often, differ in stability and reliability during operation, at a cheaper price. They often distort real readings by several degrees, so a separate thermometer must be used to fine-tune the device.
According to the level of safety during operation and durability of the devices, thermostats are divided into:
- Remote. located outside the aquarium, not influenced by the aquatic environment and waste products of aquatic organisms. This increases their service life and makes it possible to use cheaper heaters and replace them without additional costs. To determine the operating mode, a separate temperature sensor is used, which is located in the aquarium and is connected with a wire to the thermostat.
- Built-in. they are mounted in a sealed case together with a heating element. With this configuration, the entire water control and heating system becomes very compact and easy to use.
The latter type of construction is most popular among aquarists and is often made in the form of an elongated glass bulb, inside which is an electric heater and thermostat. For greater thermal conductivity, the space of the flask is filled with the smallest ceramic filler.
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The tightness of the structure is ensured by a rubberized or plastic cap through which the power cable passes. There is also a regulator that allows you to set the required temperature.
Well-known brands of aquarium equipment. Eheim, Fluval, Ferplast, Aquael, Tetra. produce reliable and high-quality immersion heaters for aquariums with a power thermostat from 25 to 300 W. Such devices are capable of providing the necessary conditions in aquariums up to 1500 liters.
In the case when it is not possible to purchase the necessary equipment, you can make it yourself.
help urgently. can Dzungarian hamsters live in an aquarium (without water)
it will be difficult for them to keep clean water in the aquarium. you need to tie something like a drinking bowl, no matter what the Internet writes. without water, they die very quickly, there is also a possibility of jumping out of it, I never had to see how they do it, but if you leave a small hamster in a bucket for the night. in the morning he is no longer there)). Look in the ads of used cages. they are usually not very expensive, ask around from your friends. maybe they stayed with someone. And also on hamster studies)). rats were on a level more interesting in keeping than hamsters. Keep the hamster. that fish, just watch him eat)))
nope we have been so dead many times buy a normal cage for hamsters
They can. While this is not the best option, it is better than a jar or a basin, as they used to be often kept. Many keep hamsters in an aquarium. From above it should be closed with a grate so that they cannot jump out, and at the same time so that it allows air to pass through well.
But the question is, what is the size of the aquarium? If it is very small, it is bad. The hamster should have enough space for a feeder, a wheel for running, and there is still free space for walking and building a nest.
And think about how to attach a special drinker for rodents in the aquarium. The cage is simple, it is attached from the outside and pushes through the rods, and you cannot push through the wall of the aquarium.
for dzungarian people it is inappropriate to pour water into the aquarium, these are land animals, but a drinking bowl is needed and there must always be clean water
If the aquarium is large enough and not too tall. great container for hamster, vole, gerbil! A metal mesh is needed on top so that it does not jump out. In such an aquarium, you can put a thick layer of substrate, the animal will be happy to build holes and dig. And the substrate will not scatter around the room. Give more succulent feed, then you don’t have to put the drinker at all. But it will not be difficult to hang it on a wire over the edge of the aquarium. Like a running wheel.
Yes! Hamsters can be kept both in the aquarium and in the cage. I have hamsters myself. They live 3 days in a bucket, do not complain about the consequences.
Jars, bottles or cardboard boxes MUST NOT be your hamster’s home. In general, hamsters can be kept either in a cage or in an aquarium. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages.
In the cage, the hamster can exercise on twigs and grind his teeth on them. A sufficient amount of oxygen enters the cell. It is easier to wash. just unfasten the bottom. Disadvantages of the cell: first. noise. Hamsters. animals are nocturnal, in the dark their vital activity is in full swing. They scamper around the cage like mad, gnaw on the rods, and naturally make a rather loud noise. Secondly. availability to other animals. The hamster often approaches the twigs of the cage, grabs them with its paws, sleeps, leaning sideways against them. Therefore, if you have a cat or dog, it will be easy for them to get to the hamster in the cage. If you have no other animals, and you sleep so soundly that an atomic explosion will not wake you up. then the cage will be the perfect home for your hamster.
The hamster does not make noise in the aquarium, it is inaccessible to other pets (of course, if the aquarium is covered with a breathable mesh). But the aquarium has more disadvantages than advantages. Firstly, it is difficult to wash it, because the aquarium of the right size is quite heavy, and you can easily break it. Secondly, it is poorly ventilated. the air comes in only from the top. Third, your hamster will have very little activity in the aquarium. neither practice on twigs, nor sharpen teeth.
There is another type of hamster houses, it has already appeared in our country, but it is very expensive. The house consists of several plastic aquariums connected by plastic pipes. A kind of imitation of a real underground burrow that hamsters build in nature. Of course, such a house. real hamster paradise.
On sale there are special terrariums for rodents, with a well-functioning air circulation system. This is a room ideally adapted for the life of pets, it remains only to choose the right option. All terrariums are arranged in approximately the same way: they consist of a base made of transparent material and a pallet. It is advisable to choose a mineral glass terrarium for a hamster, since the animals scratch the plexiglass, and it quickly becomes dull.
The advantages of terrariums include the following.
- The hamster does not disturb the owners with its noise.
- It is convenient to observe the pet.
- There are no smells, not even small ones.
- Ease of cleaning.
There are drawbacks, but minor ones. For example, difficulties with fixing the drinker. This problem can be solved in two ways.
- Purchase a suction cup drinker.
- Use a heavy vessel as a drinker, which is problematic to move.
There is one more drawback: you cannot stroke a Homka through the glass. But you can caress the animal if you flip the lid of the structure.
How to arrange housing for a rodent
A hamster cage is a perfectly acceptable option. You need to choose a product equipped with iron bars. The hamster will gnaw through wooden rods very quickly, and he will deal with plastic ones, as they say, “at once”. In addition, it is difficult to maintain cleanliness around the cage. Before you have time to put things in order, the remains of the hamster‘s meal are scattered all over the place again. Using an aquarium or terrarium can completely solve this problem.
Aquarium: pros and cons
The cage is good for hamsters in its own way, but the rodent aquarium has several benefits.
- Being in the aquarium, the animal will not be able to scatter food and litter particles outside of its housing.
- It is convenient to observe the pet through the glass.
- The animal in the house feels safe, so it does not hide, does not behave too fearfully.
- You can pet your pet without taking it out of the house.
The aquarium has only one drawback: it has to be washed periodically. Dry cleaning does not work in any way.
Hamster terrarium and aquarium
Usually rodents are kept in cages, but a hamster tank is also perfect for keeping this animal. If you love silence and are not ready to listen to your pet’s fuss at night, then a hamster terrarium will be an excellent choice for your pet. Such housing for a baby is very convenient, it makes it possible to keep the house clean and restrains not very pleasant odors.
Can a hamster be kept in an aquarium? Of course, this is not a completely familiar option, so the owners are quite logically afraid: will such unusual housing harm the health of a fluffy cute guy? In fact, the aquariums are professionally designed and provide everything for a normal pet’s life.
Aquarium materials. plexiglass or mineral glass. The top should be covered with a wooden, metal or plastic mesh. All these options are roughly equivalent to each other. A hamster is unlikely to be able to try a mesh on a tooth.
For the flow of fresh air, several holes are made at a distance of 100-150 mm from the floor. To ensure proper air circulation, it must be taken into account that the height of the wall does not exceed the width of the base.
Sawdust is a good option as it absorbs odors. It is not often necessary to change such a bedding. But some Homoks are allergic to sawdust, so they have to be content with paper.
Aquarium sizes vary depending on the size of the pet. For example, the length of the base and the height of the walls of the housing of Dzungarian hamsters is 1 m and 0.4 m, respectively. Syrian hamsters are larger than dzungarians, so a more spacious aquarium will be required. Naturally, when buying an aquarium, you need to take into account how many animals will live on one “living space”.
For a hamster to live comfortably, one cage is not enough. First of all, you need to take care of the feeder and drinker. Any cup is suitable as a feeder, but the choice of a drinker should be taken seriously. To prevent the hamster from turning the water over, it is necessary to pick up a heavy vessel with a wide base.
If you do everything neatly, correctly and beautifully, then a cheerful, healthy and playful pet will delight you for a long time. As long as a hamster’s life will allow.