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I had a glass aquarium but, in the cleaning process the bottom of the aquarium had broken and I decided not to use the glass aquarium in future, so I shifted to plastic tub of total capacity of 40litres with a height range of 40cm. In which the level of water in my aquarium is up to 32cm. The total water capacity in the tank is 7 gallons. Here I am showing the process of my community aquarium

Step 1: Materials and Tools Required

Step1:

Materials needed: Plastic tub

Mechanical filter

Gravel of two types

Medium gravel of size 1-2cm

1kg of white stones

1kg of color stones

Small gravel of size 0.2-0.6cm

Fine sand of 1-2mm of ½ kg

Black soil of 1kg

Composite soil granules of 200grams

3coconut shell of different sizes

Chlorine remover

Bore water

One large stone of weight 500grams of length 8cm and thickness of 2cm

Two medium stones of 100 grams 2cmlength and thickness of 2cm

Sponge filters without sponge

Voltage regulator

Dc charger

White Led light strips 3*8-1

White Led light strip3*4-1

Green led lights2

Blue led lights 4

Gate switches 2

TOOLS REQUIRED: Sand papers of different grades

Soldering gun

Soldering flux

Soldering wire

2 sided foam tape

Step 2: PREPARING THE AQUARIUM

first take the plastic tub and clean the tub with vinegar solution and then dry it in the sun for 3 hours. take the black soil a pack of 1 kg and bake it ata temperature of 130celsius and then cool it at room temperature and then mix with composite granules and sand place a half inch thickness in the plastic tub and thean take the white gravel of medium size and form a layer of thickness 1cm on the soil, again with the use of short gravel form a layer of gravel bed on the soil, the total bed thickness is of 1.3inch

Step 3: FORMING CAVES AND ARRANGING STONES

FIRST I HAD TAKEN THE COCONUT SHELLS FROM MY COCONUT FIELD AND THEN REMOVED THE OUTER AGENTS FROM THE TOP AND INNER SIDE OF THE SHELL WITH THE HELP OF SAND PAPER, AND THEN SHELLS ARE MADE TO BOIL AT 100 DEGREES CELSIUS TO REMOVE THE TANINNS FROM THE COCONUT SHELLS AND THEN MADE THEM TO DRY IN SUN, AGAIN THE BOILING OF THE SHELL IS DONE UNTIL THE WATER LOOK LIKE A CLEAN WATER.

NOW THE TANNINS FREE SHELLS ARE TAKEN AND WITH THE HELP OF DRILL BIT I HAD MADE HOLES AND ONE LARGE ENTRY HOLES ON THE TOP AT THE LARGE SHELL, 3 HOLES ON THE TOP OF THE SHELL AND ONE ENTRY HOLE ON THE SIDE OF THE SAME SHELL

NOW TAKEN THE STONES AND PLACED THE TWO MEDIUM STONES ON THE GRAVEL BED AND PLACED THE LARGE ON THE 2 STONES IN THE CAVES

Step 4: FINISHING TOUCH

POUR THE WATER IN THE

Step 5:

<p>The fish look happy in their new home! Thanks for sharing this.</p>

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