A healthy aquarium means healthy and happy fish. Coral Sea Aquariums in West Palm Beach, FL has all the tools and the devices to keep that tank in great shape. Our staff has the experience and expertise to answer your questions concerning fish tank maintenance and help you select the best products to make the task a breeze.
Anyone can keep a tidy and healthy aquarium. It's not a tough task, but it does need regular attention and the best supplies. There are daily and weekly tasks along with the crucial job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.
Everyday, after you feed your fish, remove uneaten food after about five minutes. Also, inspect your fish to ensure they are healthy and are behaving normally. Lastly, it's important to check the water temperature. Each week, check the pH, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia levels. If it's a saltwater tank, check the salinity. Also, consider equipment such as lights and filters to see that everything is working properly.
How frequently should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to replace? It depends on the dimension of the tank, the variety of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Normally, you need to swap out 10-20% of the water every one to three weeks.
Follow these steps in your regular cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you use tap water, use a water filter to remove toxins. For saltwater, you'll need special reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electrical components & remove large accessories.
Siphon water into a container. Siphon along the gravel to remove the waste that builds up there. If you properly regulate the circulation with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and gravel will fall back into the tank.
Remove algae. Use an algae-cleaning tool to help.
Clean your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, rinse them in the water you removed and quickly reinstall} them to avoid losing crucial microorganisms. Filters that contain carbon and other absorbers will need to be regularly replaced.
Add the replacement water.
Clean your tank's outside with a proper cleaner and fabric.
As you can see, the best devices and products are critical. Luckily, Coral Sea Aquariums in West Palm Beach, FL understands what's required and is your one-stop-shop for all your tank maintenance needs. Call (561) 684-6411 or stop by our store today!