How to Keep Your Fish Tank Clean and Healthy

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If you're a fish lover then aquarium will be one of the favorite things of yours---The job doesn't end her when you love to have Fish tank at your place, friends & family always look at the fish tank when they visit and kids love to take pictures of your fish tank.

It sounds great.

Fish tank management isn't easy, when it comes to cleansing the tank to keep your fish healthy, safe and tank clean. However, there are simple rules to make things right if you want your beautiful and expensive fish to survive, nurture and grow.

How to Cycle your Fish Tank?

Cycling is a major part of taking care of your fish and cleaning up the fish tank. Take a look at the important elements of the fish tank cycling:

Get your Fish Tank

Once you get your new fish tank, you're ready to proceed to setup your fish colony at home or office.

Add Pure Ammonia

It requires pure ammonia to be added. Ammonia gets produced into the tank when uneaten fish food and waste break down and remain in the water. Check this guide for more information on ammonia into the fish tank. It is considered that in an old or established tank ammonia will never cause any problem.

Test Water PPM

Ammonia will rise if you add more than the substantial amount. Nitrosonomas bacteria convert ammonia into nitrate. Take a look at this guide chart on aquarium water test, which also shows information on ammonia, nitrate and ppm.

Cycle the Water

Cycling the water of fish tank keeps fish colony healthier and safer from various bacterial problems that harm the overall atmosphere of the tank.


How to Clean Your Fish Tank?

This is a simple procedure to clean up your fish tank. This is really an important task for fish owners as fish are very sensitive with their environment. Follow the steps:

Step #1: Get your Supplies before the Start

Before you get started with cleansing, make sure you have arranged all necessary items before swiping all the dirty water out of the tank. All you need is Algae Pad, Siphon and gravel vacuum and a clean bucket.

Step #2: Siphon and gravel vacuum

It will be used to take some water off the tank. Don't remove the whole tank of water, just try to keep 20 to 30% water in the tank to make sure fish remain safe in the water. Try to speed up the procedure to finish it as soon as possible.

Step #3: Algae Pad Cleaning for Glass

Use Algae pad to clean up the sides of the tank. Make sure you get to clean all the glass walls of the tank with Algae pad.

Step #4: Clean the Gravel inside the tank

There must be some decoration gravel lining at the bottom of the tank. Take your time to clean that up to make sure the environment inside the tank gets fresher.

Step #5: Add Clean Water to Refill

Once you clean it up, pour fresh water into the tank or use the siphon to do the job of adding the water to the fish tank.


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