No one likes a messy aquarium, least of all aquatic pets! In order to keep your friends happy and healthy underwater necessary, regular aquarium maintenance. The following simple daily routine, you will not have to deal with the larger problems down the road, such as mechanical problems, illness, or worse.
The best way to get a tank top form, take a few moments every day to make sure that everything is running smoothly. Check the filter system to make sure that the water circulates smoothly and debris do not hinder its performance. If you have a container that provides heating, also check that the water temperature is suitable for the tank and the temperature control operates normally.
It’s also a good time to assess the condition of underwater animals and plants. Whether to keep a tank of fish, turtles, and other aquatic life, the process of maintaining their health is mostly the same. Make sure that there are no visible signs of the disease in animals or plants in the aquarium. The last part of the daily routine maintenance of the aquarium need to remove uneaten food, which breed bacteria and clog the filtration system.
In addition to these daily practice, you can do a thorough cleaning of the tank regularly. Experts suggest changing one quarter of the tank water every two weeks to keep it fresh and healthy tank. However, you must be careful to add water to the same temperature and pH as the water tank, otherwise the shock could kill aquatic animals. Ballast tanks at the bottom, you can clean the gravel – most people use a special vacuum for gravel. Since fecal debris and settle at the bottom of a tank, this step is crucial.
Another type of aquarium we clean the body of the tank during maintenance. The external tank can be cleaned with household cleaner and paper towels, but you must be careful not to get any glass cleaner in the tank because of the chemicals toxic to pets. The interior should be scrubbed with a scouring pad algae in the tank – a special purpose scouring pad to remove algae on the inside walls of the tank. As the algae can grow artificial plants and ornaments of the container, it can periodically be removed and cleaned as well.
While every major container cleaning, you must be sure to monitor the pH and nitrogen levels in the tank. Actions, such as adding or changing something in the new water filtration system, you can change the level in the tank and potentially lead to health problems for fish, turtles, and other aquatic animals.
By following these simple steps aquarium maintenance, you can save money, keep your pets to be healthy and able to spend more time enjoying the many benefits that an aquarium owner.