A healthy aquarium means healthy and happy fish. Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC has all the tools and the equipment to keep that tank in tip-top shape. Our team has the experience and knowledge to answer your concerns about aquarium upkeep and to help you select the appropriate items to make the job a breeze.
Anybody can maintain a tidy and healthy aquarium. It's not a challenging task, but it does call for regular interest and the right products. There are regular daily and weekly jobs along with the crucial job of tank cleaning with partial water changes.
On a daily basis, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about 5 minutes. Also, examine your fish to ensure they are healthy and are acting normally. Check the water temperature.
Each week, check the pH, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia levels. If it's a saltwater tank inspect the salinity.
Also, consider equipment such as lights and filters to see that everything is working effectively.
How usually should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you require to replace? It depends upon the size of the tank, the variety of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Normally, you require to swap out 10 to 20 percent of the water every 1 to 3 weeks. Rutherford Pet Supply can help you choose based upon the specifics of your aquarium.
Follow these steps in your normal cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you make use of faucet water, use a water conditioner to eliminate toxins. For saltwater, you'll need special reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electric elements. Get rid of large ornaments.
Siphon water into a container. Siphon along the crushed rock to get rid of the waste that builds up there. If you appropriately regulate the circulation with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and gravel will fall back right into the tank.
Eliminate algae. Make use of an algae-cleaning gadget 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 vital germs. Filters which contain carbon and various other absorbers will need to be frequently replaced.
Add the substitute water.
Clean your tank's exterior with a correct cleaner and fabric.
As you can see, the appropriate equipment and products are important. Luckily, Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton NC understands what's needed and is your one-stop for all your tank maintenance needs. Call (828) 248-2336, stop into our store, or visit our website to maintain your aquarium looking and performing its ideal.