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Aquariums have been a source of contention in my household as long as I can remember. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but hubby and I definitely did not see eye to eye on the subject. Basically he wanted an aquarium and I thought they were too much work to maintain and when the new wore off guess would be taking care of these little fishies? Me of course! Because that’s what moms do…we take care of everything that the rest of the family gets bored of because we don’t want to see any animal, reptile, feathered friend, or fish suffer. Basically I won that battle for years…until recently that is.
The tables have now turned because we discovered API® Perfect Start™ products for easy fish care at our local PetSmart. I’m going to be honest here, I didn’t realize how easy and low maintenance a freshwater aquarium could actually be. Once I learned that, I wasn’t nearly as apprehensive about having one in our home and don’t tell hubby this, but I’m actually kind of enjoying it. Seriously, he can never find out.
Anyway, back to getting this freshwater aquarium set up. Believe it or not all it took was:
- API Aquarium kit (includes: tank, filter, light, Perfect Start Kit and of course some fish food)
- Various rock, plants and aquarium decor of your choosing
- 3-4 Freshwater Fish (We went with a mickey mouse molly, dalmation molly (because Disney obviously), an angel fish, and a rubberlip to help keep things clean.)
That’s truly all we purchased to get our freshwater aquarium party started and just look how fabulous it turned out!
It’s been about 3 weeks since we set this up and by following the instructions in the API Perfect Start kit, we’re still going strong! I’m really quite impressed at how easy it was, and I wouldn’t have believed it had we not done it ourselves, but hubby and I didn’t even get into an argument about who was doing it right throughout the entire process because the instructions in the kit made it very clear what was to be done and how.
Do you have fish? Have you ever wanted them? What’s the biggest thing keeping you from taking the leap to aquarium owner? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!