Posted on Jan 03, 2011 | Comments 0
Once you have finished installing the fresh water fish tank and you are completely satisfied about how good it looks, all you have to do is sit comfortably in a cozy armchair and relax while watching the colorful movement of your pet fish.
Still you should consider that the beauty of this specific activity is conditioned by putting in some work so the fish tank will look this amazing all the time. In order for that to be accomplished you must put in some maintenance efforts.
Removing the fish tank algae is the first step but also the most important fish tank maintenance activity.
Many amateurs of this type of house pets gave up the pleasure exactly because they had to remove the algae from the tank. So keep in mind that the activity comes with the pleasure of being a fresh water fish owner.
So when you change the water or clean the pebbles, make sure you scrape the glass windows too in order to get a dream view of the inside of the tank.
Among the numerous types of algae the most annoying one is the green one, growing on the fish tank windows and décor. They form a thin green pellicle so thin that its structure is not visible. It is sticky and you need to put in some efforts to remove it.
The easiest way is to use a sponge and scrub the tank windows but you can also use plastic razors specially designed for the purpose.
Make sure you do not scratch the glass and before using the sponge make sure there are no sand particles attached to it.
The waste deposit from the pebbles can be removed by aspiration. For this task you will need a special type of vacuum cleaner. This vacuum cleaner functions on the same principle as all other vacuum cleaners do with the only difference that they vacuum the dirt using water instead of air.
The tank vacuuming operation is very important considering that the debris at the bottom of the fish tank may be the main cause for fish injuries and infections.
If you use tap water to refill the tank you would have to treat it before using it in order to neutralize the chlorine inside it. In order to verify if the water you want to introduce in the tank has the same temperature as the one already there, you will have to use two distinct thermometers to avoid the temperature errors that might occur.
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