A healthy fish tank means healthy and happy fish. woofmeow Family Pet Center in Derry, NH has all the tools and the equipment to keep that tank in great shape. Our personnel has the experience and expertise to address your questions concerning fish tank maintenance and to help you choose the best items to make the job a breeze.
Anyone can maintain a clean and healthy aquarium. It's not a challenging job, but it does call for regular focus and the right products. There are routine everyday and weekly jobs in addition to the important job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.
Every day, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about five mins. Also, check your fish to ensure they are healthy and are behaving normally. Check the water temperature.
Weekly, examine 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 functioning correctly.
How frequently should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to change? It depends on the size of the tank, the number of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Normally, you need to exchange out 10 to 20 percent of the water every 1 to three weeks. woofmeow Family Pet Center can help you determine based on the specifics of your aquarium.
Follow these steps in your regular cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you use faucet water, use a water conditioner to get rid of toxic substances. For saltwater, you'll require special reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electrical aspects. Eliminate large ornaments.
Siphon water into a container. Siphon along the gravel to eliminate the waste that gathers there. If you properly control the flow with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and crushed rock will fall back into the tank.
Remove algae. Make use of an algae-cleaning device to assist.
Clean your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, wash them in the water you got rid of and rapidly reinstall them to stay clear of shedding important germs. Filters that contain carbon and various other absorbers will require to be regularly changed.
Add the substitute water.
Clean your tank's outside with a proper cleaner and cloth.
As you can see, the best devices and supplies are vital. The good news is, woofmeow Family Pet Center in Derry NH comprehends what's needed and is your one-stop for all your tank maintenance requirements. Call (603) 965-3218, stop right into our shop, or see our website to keep your aquarium looking and performing its ideal.