Fish tanks got a massive makeover since the beginning of the 21st century and the technology revolution. Nowadays, you can upgrade your aquarium to help your fish friends live a long and happier life without having to take too much time off your busy schedule.
If you’re looking for the coolest and most relevant gizmos to add to your fish tank, here is what we have in mind.
An automatic feeder
Looking after your pet fish might be less demanding than taking a dog out for a walk but it can still interfere with your busy lifestyle. If you want to make sure your fish are always fed on time, an automatic feeder is the perfect addition to their tank.
These items can be used to fix or set timings for feeding and they will work automatically. In other words, you will never forget to feed your fish again, even if your personal life or working hours are hectic. An automatic feeder also works wonders for those who plan on going on holidays.
A digital thermometer
This gadget has become a must-have for all fish enthusiasts because it allows you to constantly monitor the water temperature to make sure there are no cooler or warmer spots in the tank.
This will create a comfortable environment for your fish as some are sensitive when it comes to the slightest temperature changes.
A light timer
Fish must enjoy a proper day and night cycle in order to live a long, happy, and healthy existence in your tank. Therefore, they must be exposed to certain amounts of light every day.
Opting for a light timer will help you keep your pets healthy, even when you’re not around. Keep in mind that some bacteria found in the tank also require light in order to function properly and clean the water.
A sump pump
There are many reasons why you should consider opting for a fish tank sump pump. Such an item can help you maintain the optimum level of water for all your fish to thrive while also providing improved air ventilation.
An aquarium sump pump can be used for both freshwater and saltwater and can help you spend less time looking after the health of your fish.
Gadgets that we don’t recommend
As much as we love and care after our fish, not all gizmos and gadgets available on the market are smart investments.
For instance, some “smart” aquariums are using WiFi technologies to transmit real-time data to an app previously installed on your phone or tablet. The tank measures the water temperature and level, as well as the health of your fish but it can become a security breach for hackers who can easily access other sensitive data from electronic devices. Although we are thankful for the wide array of life aspects in which technology has made things easier and more convenient, some products should remain the way they were originally created to prevent security breaches.