Everyone loves an aquarium, but what attracts more is a properly maintained aquarium. Proper maintenance doesn’t only make it look appealing, but it’s necessary for a healthy aquatic life. Small steps to ensure proper working of the aquarium can prevent expensive and time consuming problems.
- An important step in the maintenance of an aquarium is water quality. According to experts, Fish Aquarium Water should be changed every two weeks. You can use all kinds of water; tap water, De-ionized water, softened water, bottled water, rain water etc. But it’s recommended by many to use tap water. You should definitely check the water parameters like chlorine or chloramines levels.
When replacing, vacuum the grovel to eliminate uneaten foods and other residues that settle on the substrate, before filling in.
- Next comes are the regular checks you have to do on the Fish Aquarium Water. These are necessary as water chemistry is not apparent at all. Water kits are available for measuring these conditions.
- Check for water temperature. It should preferably be around 74-82º F (23-28º C).
- Also check for proper running of equipment.
- Check for vital parameters such as pH, nitrites, plus carbonate hardness.
- In the range of 6.5 – 7.5 is ideal for most of the species, but can be adjusted a bit.
- Carbon hardness (KH) indicates the pH stability. If it come close up to 4.5 dH or eighty/ppm, you need to keep an eye on it. If it further decreases, imminent action is required.
- Nitrites shouldn’t be present at all. They should range about 0-0.25 mg/L.
- Nitrates should be kept below ten/ppm in clean water and five/ppm in marine-water.
- Perform filter maintenance.
- Scrub aquarium for algae.
- Prune live plants.
Proper filtration and checkup is critical to the health of your fish. So try to install a nice filtration system and incorporate these steps to provide your fish aquarium water tank with a smooth running.