A healthy fish tank implies healthy and happy fish. Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC has all the tools and the equipment to maintain that tank in great shape. Our personnel has the experience and understanding to address your concerns regarding fish tank maintenance and to help you choose the right items to make the job a breeze.
Anybody can keep a tidy and healthy aquarium. It's not a difficult task, but it does need regular focus and the right supplies. There are routine everyday and weekly tasks along with the important job of tank cleaning with partial water changes.
Everyday, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about five minutes. Also, evaluate your fish to ensure they are healthy and are acting normally. Check the water temperature.
Weekly, check the pH, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia levels. If it's a saltwater tank check 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 require to replace? It depends on the dimension of the tank, the variety of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Normally, you need to switch out 10 to 20 percent of the water every one to three weeks. Rutherford Pet Supply can help you determine based upon the specifics of your fish tank.
Follow these steps in your routine cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you use faucet water, use a water conditioner to eliminate toxic substances. For saltwater, you'll need unique reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Disconnect electric aspects. Remove large accessories.
Siphon water into a bucket. Siphon along the crushed rock to remove the waste that builds up there. If you correctly manage the flow with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and gravel will fall back right into the tank.
Get rid of algae. Utilize an algae-cleaning device to aid.
Clean your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, wash them in the water you eliminated and rapidly reinstall them to stay clear of losing vital bacteria. Filters that contain carbon and other absorbers will need to be often replaced.
Add the replacement water.
Clean your tank's exterior with a correct cleaner and towel.
As you can see, the best tools and products are important. Thankfully, Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton NC recognizes what's needed and is your one-stop for all your tank upkeep needs. Call (828) 248-2336, stop into our store, or visit our site to maintain your aquarium looking and performing its finest.