Latest fashion in ornamental fish tank is jellyfish. What makes them very special is, their mesmerizing forms and soothing movements. Here you can read about Step by Step Teaching to Start a Jellyfish Tank at Your Home. This is more simple if you have some prior experience with caring and feeding fish and keep them healthy in an aquarium or tank.
The most important thing to tart a Jellyfish Tank is the right setup to care exotic jellyfish anywhere in your home as these are such delicate organisms.
1. Get All Supplies Near to you
You can purchase the supplies individually or use a kit for jellyfish tank. The kit usually includes the jellyfish tank, small or large jellyfish, jellyfish food supply, aquarium filtration media, algae cleaner magnet, Water quality test kit, aquarium salt, water heater,floating thermometer, nutrafin cycle, clear vacuum hose,brine shrimp hatcher etc.
If you prefer to buy a kit for jellyfish tank, choose Deluxe Kit from Appa Member at $599. This is one of the top-ten product campaign on Kickstarter. The contains everything and all you need to add is water.
The retail box includes Acrylic Desktop Jellyfish Tank, Feeding Pipette, Whisper Quiet Air Pump, Airline, Adjustable Airline Valve, Check Valve, Hydrometer, Substrate, Color-Changing LED and Remote Control and LED Power Supply.
Chose a tank with 6 Gallons capacity of Salt Water with dimensions of 17”H x 15”W x 8”L. There should be facility of Water Flow Optimized for Jellyfish. For this prescribed size you can Also Holds Fish or Invertebrates. Having more than 5 small jellyfish or 3 large jellyfish per Tank is not recommended for ensuring healthy survival.
2. Jellyfish Tank Setup
- Place tank away from direct sunlight/ heat sources or other electrical equipment
- To Avoid glass crack from weight applied to fitting on bottom – never set the tank on a flat surface without base
- Then, Plug LED bulb into socket in tank base
- Connect power supply to socket and run cord via square hole in bottom of base
- Pass the airline through large square hole in bottom of base
- check valve and and airline valve should be outside tank base
- Rinse substrate and drain in sink. Cover the bottom of tank with substrate. Do not cover LEDs
- Install the Bubble Chanel Plate and avoid gaps on the edges of the Bubble Channel Plate
- Never place substrate on top of the plate
3. Preparation of Salt Water
To make your own salt water, you can buy some aquarium salt and use reverse osmosis-filtered or distilled water (indicated on label). This is usually found at aquarium and grocery stores. Caution about, Do not use freshwater aquarium salt. Only use salt for saltwater aquariums.
If you do not prefer to make your own salt water, buy pre-mixed salt water from aquarium stores. Never use tap water which is not passed through reverse osmosis filter. Fill tank with salt water at the level which is even with middle of top opening of bubble channel.
4. Make Your Tank Ready for Jellyfish
After filling the salt water, Plug LEDs and air pump into electrical outlet. You should allow the tank to run for at least 12 hours or until water becomes clear. Fill hydrometer with water and knock air bubbles from needle.
You should make sure that the salinity is between 30 and 34 ppt. Don’t allow the room temperature to fall below 60 Fahrenheit. Now your tank is ready to put jellyfish in it. Order and get some Moon Jellyfish.