A healthy aquarium indicates healthy and happy fish. Liz's Pet Shop in Chicago, IL has all the tools and the devices to keep that tank in tip-top shape. Our team has the experience and understanding to answer your concerns regarding fish tank upkeep and to help you pick the right products to make the work a breeze.
Any individual can maintain a clean and healthy fish tank. It's not a challenging job, but it does call for routine attention and the appropriate products. There are routine everyday and weekly tasks in addition to the essential job of tank cleaning with partial water adjustments.
On a daily basis, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about five mins. Also, examine your fish to ensure they are healthy and are acting normally. Inspect the water temperature level.
Every 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 functioning effectively.
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. Typically, you need to switch out 10 to 20 percent of the water every 1 to three weeks. Liz's Pet Shop can help you make a decision based on the specifics of your fish tank.
Follow these steps in your regular cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you make use of tap water, use a water conditioner to eliminate toxins. For saltwater, you'll need unique reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electrical elements. Eliminate big accessories.
Siphon water into a bucket. Siphon along the gravel to eliminate the waste that collects there. If you effectively control the circulation with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and crushed rock will fall back right into the tank.
Remove algae. Use an algae-cleaning tool to assist.
Tidy your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, rinse them in the water you eliminated and quickly re-install them to prevent losing vital germs. Filters which contain carbon and other absorbers will require to be regularly replaced.
Include the substitute water.
Clean your tank's exterior with a correct cleaner and cloth.
As you can see, the right equipment and supplies are important. Thankfully, Liz's Pet Shop in Chicago IL comprehends what's required and is your one-stop for all your tank maintenance necessities. Call (773) 772-4011, stop right into our store, or see our website to maintain your fish tank looking and performing its ideal.