Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Tips To Help You Set Up Your Kids' First Aquarium

Aaron Carroll

Aquariums can be a great way to introduce kids to the responsibilities of taking care of a pet. As long as you do your part in teaching your kids how to balance the water, follow correct feeding practices, clean the tank, and care for the living creatures inside, the kids will not only enjoy relaxing with a good book by the aquarium, but they'll learn a good lesson on responsibility. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you get the aquarium set up in a way that'll make it easy for you and the kids to stay on top of things.

Choose the Fish                                                        

Typically, it's best to stick with fresh water or brackish fish. Brackish fish require some salt in their water, but not like the tropical fish that you'll pay a lot of money to buy and to care for. As long as you do some research and learn what the pH balance needs to be for the particular type of fish you're getting, you will all do fine – you can't just dump some water in a tank, add some fish, and call it a day – research will be required.

Get Organized

When you choose an aquarium stand, make sure that it's one that has built-in storage. You want to keep everything that the kids will need to take care of the aquarium right there with it. So, look for a stand that will house the food, the water supplies, and testing kits – everything that's needed.

Create a Care Chart

One thing that will kill the fish pretty quickly is if they are overfed. Not only is overfeeding the fish bad for the fish, but it makes it a lot harder to keep the tank clean. The more food you put in the water, the more debris will accumulate in the bottom of the tank because the fish won't be able to eat all of the food before it sinks and settles under the gravel in the bottom of the tank.

Create a care chart for the kids to check off anytime they do something for the fish. This includes daily feedings, weekly testing and cleaning as needed. This way, when one kid does something, the next kid will see what tasks have already been done – this will help to prevent overfeeding disasters.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you and your kids successfully set up and enjoy an aquarium full of fish for a first pet. Contact a store, like Neptune's Tropical Fish, to get started.