The Urban Zoo features a beautiful and tranquil aquarium room where fish hobbyists can view a variety of freshwater tropical fish, ranging from the colorful community breeds to the more exotic non-community species. We have simplified the selection process for customers by classifying our fish according to categories. The Urban Zoo's fish grouping format ensures our patrons choose compatible fish species and the proper equipment for their aquarium.
The Urban Zoo's fish are tanked into three categories: community fish; nippy fish and nasty fish. The community fish group are tropical freshwater fish that can mix freely with each other (with the exception of goldfish that are only compatible with other goldfish). The nippy fish group must be handled carefully since they can be slightly aggressive and may be incompatible with the other fish in the aquarium. The nasty fish group are aggressive, non-community fish that are unsafe to mix with other fish in the tank. There are various fish species that overlap our fish categories, customers should only use our chart as a general guideline for fish compatibility. Once customers have selected their compatible fish, our competent staff will be pleased to suggest various aquatic care products used to nurture fish ...either for an existing tank or for a new aquarium.
We offer a variety of glass or acrylic aquarium tanks in many sizes and styles. Our spacious tanks will accommodate your fish safely and comfortably since our suppliers construct tanks to meet superior quality standards. The aquarium tanks at the Urban Zoo are constructed to with stand water pressure. Our glass tanks are designed to resist scratches and discolouration for better fish viewing. Some other attractive features of our aquarium tanks include: easy accessibility; secure tank lips to fit covers and hoods, but best of all ...the tanks are convenient to clean! If you are beginning to wade into the world of fish aquariums, we recommend you purchase a 20 gallon tank since they are less subjected to rapid temperature and PH changes.
Always check to ensure a stand or cabinets is the appropriate size for your tank.
Stands and Cabinets
Our durable solid stands and cabinets are strong enough to support the weight of any standardized tank. These important pieces of fish furniture guard against aquarium glass breakage. Fish aquariums should always rest on smooth, level surfaces; our stands and cabinets meet these needs.
Our stands and cabinets are available in an assortment of styles and dimensions. Some interesting fish furniture we feature include tubular steel and wooden textures. If you can't find the tank, stand or cabinet you desire ...then order it from our store catalogue. The Urban Zoo will be more than happy to help you in selecting a tank, stand or cabinet to your satisfaction.
Whatever your style, we have A Distinctive tank and stand for you at excellent prices!
Canopies and Hoods
The Urban Zoo strives to safeguard fish by supplying the necessary aquatic equipment for fish hobbyists. Our fish equipment is functionally designed to enhance your fish's aquatic life and health. We stock fish equipment such as canopies, hoods and aquarium lighting.
Canopies and hoods are useful agents for reducing water evaporation. The fish industry acknowledges lower water levels in aquariums result in mineral build-up, damaging filters and heaters; aquatic lids slows down this water evaporation process. Canopies and hoods serve two other purposes: they protect fish by preventing contaminants from entering into aquariums and they stop fish from jumping out of their tanks. Furthermore, maintaining aquarium temperatures and reducing electricity costs are, as well, attributed to these coverings. Lastly and most importantly, canopies and hoods are critical lighting fixtures used for aquarium illumination.
Improper or insufficient aquarium lighting causes fish stress, lessened activity and coloration, and poor growth and health in fish and invertebrates. The goal of fish tank lights is to replicate the natural conditions of light in natural habitats. Most aquarium fishes need up to 12 hours a day of the appropriate level of daylight, and it's up to you to give them normal days and nights as they don't have any other way to normalize behavioral cycles (like spawning or even feeding).
Filters and Pumps
Clean water is vital in prolonging the life span of fish. The Urban Zoo has a range of filters and pumps for purifying aquarium water. Our collection of dependable filters include a number of different mechanisms: submersible filters; clip-on power filters; internal and external filters. Our sturdy and powerful pumps, just as our filters, come in different sizes and accommodate most aquarium tanks . Our reliable filters and pumps will reduce the bacterial growth in your tank by cleaning your aquarium water effectively.
Heat sources include two types of heaters: submersible heaters and electronic heaters. Submersible heaters provide fish hobbyists with more application flexibility. Remember, for safety reasons, to always let the heater sit in the water for 20-30 minutes before plugging it into an electrical outlet; following these instructions will avoid accelerated temperature changes and prevent the glass tube from breaking.
Electronic heaters such as the clip-on heater are easily attached to tanks and tend to produce more controlled temperatures for fish. These heaters have proved to be the more economical option for our customers. The Urban Zoo's selection of heating devices help fish lovers to maintain the necessary warmth for their aquatic life!
If your aquarium tank contains ONLY goldfish or guppies , a heater is not required .
At The Urba Zoo, we stock many other types of serviceable fish equipment used to promote and preserve aquatic life and aquarium maintenance. These products include:
Never decorate your aquarium with natural coral, shells or metal objects.