There are a few things to consider when it comes to setting up a new aquarium such as what kind of fish species are you having? Is it saltwater fish or freshwater fish? Another important thing to look on is the right substrate for your aquarium tank. We have to bear in mind that both saltwater fish and fresh water fish will need different kind of substrate.
In a freshwater tank, substrate largely serves an aesthetic role, though it can also support plant life and provide space for beneficial bacteria to grow.
For a freshwater tank, you need to think about whether you intend to cultivate live plants as well as fish, and the type of fish you choose to put in your tank is important to consider as well.
Substrate is the literal foundation for your aquarium – the rest of your decoration scheme will be built around it. Choose your substrate and then work from there to choose other aspects of your decoration scheme including rockwork, driftwood, live plants, and more.