A healthy aquarium suggests healthy and happy fish. Coral Sea Aquarium in West Palm Beach, FL has all the tools and the equipment to keep that tank in great shape. Our staff has the experience and understanding to answer your questions concerning aquarium upkeep and to help you select the appropriate items to make the work a breeze.
Anyone can keep a clean and healthy fish tank. It's not a challenging task, but it does call for normal attention and the best materials. There are routine day-to-day and weekly tasks along with the important job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.
Each day, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about 5 minutes. Also, inspect your fish to ensure they are healthy and are behaving normally. Inspect the water temperature.
Each week, check the pH, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia levels. If it's a saltwater tank examine the salinity.
Also, look at equipment such as lights and filters to see that everything is working appropriately.
How usually should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to change? It depends on the dimension of the tank, the variety of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Usually, you need to switch out 10 to 20 percent of the water every 1 to three weeks. Coral Sea Aquarium can help you choose based upon the specifics of your aquarium.
Follow these steps in your routine cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you make use of faucet water, use a water conditioner to remove toxic substances. For saltwater, you'll need unique reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Disconnect electric aspects. Get rid of large ornaments.
Siphon water into a bucket. Siphon along the crushed rock to eliminate the waste that builds up there. If you effectively control the flow with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and gravel will fall back into the tank.
Remove algae. Utilize an algae-cleaning device to assist.
Tidy your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, rinse them in the water you got rid of and promptly re-install them to stay clear of losing important germs. Filters that contain carbon and various other absorbers will require to be regularly replaced.
Include the substitute water.
Clean your tank's outside with an appropriate cleaner and fabric.
As you can see, the appropriate equipment and supplies are critical. The good news is, Coral Sea Aquarium in West Palm Beach FL understands what's required and is your one-stop for all your tank upkeep requirements. Call (561) 684-6411, stop right into our store, or see our website to keep your aquarium looking and performing its best.