When starting a new fish tank, an important thing to consider is tank size. If your starting an aquarium for the first time a bigger tank is better. Starting with a bigger tank will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Bigger fish tanks provide more dab rigs room for the fish and error. With smaller fish tanks the pH is easier to maintain. Also once the tank is established the bigger fish tanks are easier to maintain. At least a twenty-gallon fish tank is suitable for a novice. Keep in mind the inch per gallon rule when buying fish. This rule insures that your fish have enough space in the tank and good to follow to avoid overcrowding.
For every inch of fish there should be at least a gallon. If you have a twenty-gallon tank then you can have two ten inch fish, or five two inch fish, any combination of fish as long as the inches of fish do not exceed the gallons of water the fish tank holds. There are many styles of tanks such as hexagonal, pentagonal, cylinders and even in the wall aquariums. The easiest to maintain is the rectangular style since the edges are minimal. If you have a bigger tank you may need more maintenance items such as filters, heaters and lights. There are many different types of filters some common styles are: power filters, Bio wheel filters, internal filters, and under gravel filters. Power and bio wheel filters are probably the most efficient and easiest filters to maintain. They hang over the side into the tank and have cartridges that have to be changed about one a month. The under gravel filters have their benefits and drawbacks.
They are an older style filter and are placed at the bottom of the tank under the gravel. They do not have cartridges that have to be changes monthly but can get gummed up and have to be taken completely out to clean. They also usually will not clean as well as a power or bio wheel filter but can be made at home and are cheaper. Usually heaters are fairly the same, submersible heaters are the way to go. Usually it’s a good idea to have two heaters in the tank so that if one breaks you have another going so the fish have a temperature that they can survive in. Lighting is important if you have live plants in your aquarium so they can flourish. Most lids for the tanks come with a standard fluorescent bulb, but brighter bulbs are advised for optimal lighting for aquarium plants. Lastly, any décor and extra utilities like bubblers can be added for look and to help the fish have a happy and secure habitat.
One of the easier things to take care of is the roses watering. They like good amounts of water, about one or two inches per week. In times of dryness of heat, some roses might need a little more. Watering amounts depend on how moist the weather is, the size of your rose bush, and if there is mulch around the plant. If the weather isn’t very dry you won’t have to water as much. Bigger plants need more water than smaller ones, and if mulch is laid down, it will hold moisture longer. When you water your roses give them a good amount of water, but remember they don’t like to be underwater for too long. There needs to be a good drainage system.
Roses should never be dry, and if they ever are then they should be watered. Keeping your roses moist will help your plants during the next growing season. It is best to water your roses in the morning, so they aren’t too moist at night. Too much moisture at night will promote disease, black spot, fungus, and mildew. These problems are much easier to prevent from happening than to cure from your bushes. Try not to get any water on the leaves because it also helps prevent disease.
Make sure to reach all of the roots when you water your plant. For older and larger plants the roots can be fairly larger. The water needs to get at least nine inches, for larger rose plants. If the water doesn’t get to all of the roots then water for longer periods of time. Some root systems can go fifteen to eighteen inches underground. If the moisture is too shallow in the soil, the roots will grow close to the surface. All of the roots will be bunched up with a good chance for problems. Mini roses have smaller root systems, and eight inches should be a good depth for watering.