Fish Tank guide
Keeping a fish tank or aquarium is a very popular hobby and has been for centuries. While keeping a fish tank is an easy hobby, it does require some planning. The rule of thumb for size when choosing a tank is that the bigger the aquarium tank, the less maintenance you’ll need to do and the more fish you can house. When buying the tank, make sure you also get a hood and stand that match the footprint of the tank. There are three basic kinds of aquarium filters, biological , mechanical and chemical.
How to Properly Clean a Freshwater Fish Tank
Executive Summary about Fish Tank by Joshua Spaulding
Cleaning a fish tank is an important part of owning an aquarium. Your fish need a clean environment to live if you want them to stay healthy and happy. Excess food and fish feces build up over time, which eventually turn into harmful ammonia, so it’s important to keep your tank clean not only for its appearance, but for the health of your fish.
Getting on a good fish tank cleaning schedule will help you avoid algae build up and make it easier to clean the tank each time that you do. Cleaning your tank on a weekly basis is the best way to stay on top of the grime and keep your fish healthy.
Many people mistakenly believe that you have to drain the whole tank and replace the water each time you clean the take. Actually, completely cleaning an aquarium can be harmful to the fish. As the fish live in the tank, good bacteria that cuts down on disease starts to grow in the tank. When a tank is cleaned from top to bottom, you remove these good bacteria, putting your fish in harm’s way.
You need to regularly replace 10 to 50 percent of the water that is in the tank on a regular basis. Make sure to check the filter for debris, but don’t replace it each time you clean. If you do not rinse them thoroughly you could easily kill all of your fish!
Finally, replace the filter, the decorative items and add new water, remembering to use some type of water treatment solution to remove all chlorine.