A Huge Selection of Aquariums in Albuquerque

web photos 002Owning an aquarium can be very rewarding. Watching your fish may prove, like it has for so many of us, to be exciting and enjoyable. Sitting and watching the daily dramas of your fish play out has led some of us to talk about our tanks in terms of “watching fish TV”.


Maintaining a fish tank is a very unique experience. For plants and animals to thrive you need to create a natural water quality that will be specific to the types of animals you keep.

Setting up an aquarium

When thinking about starting an aquarium there are some things we need to think about.
-Where will you put it and how much space do you have? Unless it’s a small desktop tank you will need to put it on an appropriate stand. The main reason for this is that water is deceptively heavy; 1 gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. A tank like a 10 gallon will weigh close to 100 pounds when fully set up. Put it close to an electrical outlet, because the tank will most likely have a filter, heater, and light to be plugged in. It is best to put the tank some where out of direct sunlight or you will be battling constant algae blooms.

Your fish selection

-What types of fish are you drawn to? Some of you will have very specific ideas; perhaps a fish that has held your fascination since you were a child. Others of you may just want a beautiful and colorful feature in your house. The types of fish you want to put in your tank will be a factor in the size and shape of tank that will best suit them at their full sizes. Filtration and accessories may also change based on the needs of the fish, animals and plants you choose.

Clark’s Pet Emporium can give you the best advice

With proper equipment and the expert advice at Clark’s, maintaining an aquarium of any size should enhance any space and give you a window into another world.

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Our pet shops have a large selection of aquariums in Albuquerque

Clark’s Pet Emporium
4914 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM ‎
(505) 268-5977

WeekdayStore Hours
Monday10AM - 6PM
Tuesday10AM - 6PM
Wednesday10AM - 8PM
Thursday10AM - 6PM
Friday10AM - 8PM
Saturday10AM - 6PM
SundayNoon - 5PM
Clark’s Pet Emporium
11200 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM ‎
(505) 292-6288

WeekdayStore Hours
Monday9AM - 7PM
Tuesday9AM - 7PM
Wednesday9AM - 7PM
Thursday9AM - 7PM
Friday9AM - 7PM
Saturday9AM - 7PM
Sunday11AM - 5PM