1. cat
  2. cat food
  3. cat mate
  4. cat md
  5. cat sip
  6. cat stop
  7. catit
  8. catmouse
  9. catnip & grass
  10. catswell

Save up to 25%

on your favorite pet essentials in stores & online

Save 15% sitewide

Save 10% dry dog & cat food + flea & tick ~ see details

Buy online, pick up in store

You order it, we'll fetch it!

You are here: myPetSmart.com > Care Guides > Informational Guide Shopping List

Informational Guide (Shopping List)

Experience Level: Beginner

Shopping List

Step 1: Choosing an Aquarium
A glass or acrylic aquarium

Aquarium stand, if necessary

Step 2: Lighting
Aquarium hood with light fixture and plant light bulbs

• Automatic timer, if desired
note: if housing aquatic plants with fish, follow heating and filtration needs in Fish Care guides.

Step 3: Substrate and Decor
Aquarium gravel

Decorations (driftwood/rock/ornament)

Live plants and/or artificial plants

Air-powered ornaments, with air pump and tubing, if desired

Nutrition and Maintenance
Aquarium plant food or fertilizer tablets

Algae cleaning pad or scraper

Fish net

Water test kit/strips

 

Gravel vacuum (for water changes)

 

Water conditioner/dechlorinator