A clean tank promotes healthy fish
Cleaning your fish tank once a week will help your fish to stay healthy and keep the tank appealing. Watching fish swim in the tank is very relaxing, but it’s difficult when you can’t see inside the tank. It’s easy to keep it clean in these few steps.
1.Unplug the tank
Make sure that everything electrical in your tank is unplugged. This is to ensure that you don’t accidentally electrocute yourself.
2. Remove the fish
Move water from the tank into a container. Use your net to gently remove the fish, one by one, from the tank to a container with water that is exactly the same temperature as the tank.
3. Insert a siphoning pipe
Next, you need to open the lid and insert a siphoning pipe to move the water to another container. Move the pipe around in the tank to remove as much dirty water with algae and bacteria as possible. Discard the dirty water.
4. Cleaning the tank
Use only clean water and a sponge to clean the inside and outside of the tank. Remove the filter sponge, filter grid and carbon pack and clean them separately in clean water.
5. Replace equipment
Once it is clean, replace all the equipment in the tank and fill the tank with clean water.
6. Dechlorinating agent
Add the dechlorinating agent to the water, according to the product specifications, and plugin all electrical equipment.
7. Ideal temperature
Once the water in the tank is the ideal temperature, gently move the fish back into the tank.
By following these easy steps, you can keep your tank clean and your fish healthy. Watch the video https://youtu.be/JW5IokXRjTA for more details and ask our shop assistants for additional advice. You can get all the items you need from Family Pet Centre.
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