2 Foot Aquariums
A 2 foot aquarium is a good entry size fish tank. Buying anything smaller can lead to difficulties in maintaining the water quality compared to larger fish tanks. At this size it is possible to buy the aquarium and everything needed to set it up at a reasonable price.
Size Variation & Volume of 2 Foot Tank
Most 2 foot aquariums will be one foot or 12 inches in depth from front to back. Taller two footers will usually measure 18 inches in height while shorter ones are normally 12 inches high. The tanks measuring 2" x 1" x 1" will have a volume of 54 litres while the 2" x 1" x 1.5" will have a volume of 81 litres. Remember that the actual water volume will be up to 25% less due to the gravel and other aquarium inclusions.
Suitable Fish Choices For a 2 Foot Aquarium
There are a range of fish species suited to an aquarium that is two foot in length. Some will be able to form a community with other will require a single species home. Keep in mind that many fish in pet shops will grow much larger and require a larger aquarium once grown into adults. This may not necessarily have to limit your choices if you are prepared to buy a larger aquarium in due course. Breeders often make extensive use of 2 foot aquariums as spawning tanks and also for raising fry into fingerlings. Some suggested fish choices for your two foot aquarium are :
A bristlenose catfish and some guppies
A pair of angel fish
Some swordtails and mystery snails
A pair of convict cichlids
A school of cardinal tetras in a planted aquarium
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