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A healthy aquarium means healthy and happy fish. Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC has all the tools and the devices to keep that tank in great shape. Our staff has the experience and knowledge to answer your questions regarding fish tank maintenance and help you select the best items to make the task a breeze.

Anyone can keep a tidy and healthy fish tank. It's not a challenging task, but it does need routine focus and the right materials. There are daily and weekly tasks in addition to the essential job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.

Every day, after you feed your fish, remove uneaten food after about 5 minutes. Also, examine your fish to ensure they are healthy and are acting normally. Lastly, it's important to check the water temperature. Every 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 functioning properly.

How often should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to replace? It depends on the size of the tank, the number of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Usually, you need to swap out 10-20% of the water every one to three weeks. 

Follow these steps in your routine cleaning:

Prepare replacement water. If you use tap water, use a water filter to get rid of 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 accumulates there. If you properly control 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 device 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 germs. Filters that contain carbon and various other absorbers will need to be regularly replaced.

Add the replacement water.

Clean your tank's outside with an appropriate cleaner and cloth.

As you can see, the best devices and products are vital. Fortunately, Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC understands what's needed and is your one-stop-shop for all your tank maintenance needs. Call (828) 248-2336 or stop by our store today!


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