When decorate and include the elements that will be part of the aquarium habitat we have to apply a little common sense, because not everything goes to include it. There are different materials that could hinder the proper functioning of the system and the fish. First of all, you have to maintain a balance and not fill the aquarium with different elements that could stress the fish. Just as not all the elements are acts so that the inhabitants live without problems.
As we should never put in the aquarium it is plastic. Some are composed of elements that dissolve in the water and if we add that they may have decorative paint, we would be endangering our fish and damaging the balance of the ecosystem.
If we choose include wood logsThe first thing we have to do is clean them thoroughly so that the organisms they have are not transmitted to the inhabitants of the aquarium, for this there is nothing like boiling it previously. We have to be very careful about the type of trunk because some could rot, triggering a spot of dirt that would alter the oxygen, so necessary for fish and plants.
As for the plants have to be completely clean For this, we will previously subject them to a cleaning in warm water. This way we will eliminate any type of dirt that the plant may contain, such as bacteria or even snails as well as toxic components. If we opt for artificial plants, remember that there are plants on the market that, due to the composition of their materials, can be harmful to our aquarium.
Our rocks are another typical decorative element in aquariums, but let's not get carried away just by their beauty, many can be as precious to look at as they are harmful to fish due to their composition. The recommended materials must be of basaltic origin, granite, lava and stoneware.