A Beginners Guide to a Clean and Healthy Aquarium

October 22, 2012 by  
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A clean aquarium is the best habitat for all kinds of fish or other living organisms like crabs for example. A clean aquarium means your fish and plants will live for a longer time saving you time and allowing you to enjoy watching them grow. The best way to keep an aquarium clean is to have all the proper equipment and use it often to clean with. It is also a mater of know how. There are a few things that every aquarium owner must know to clean an aquarium and maintain it in the best possible way.


People who don’t know much about aquariums might use harsh household cleaners to clean their aquariums. This would have detrimental for the small ecosystem you ought to be striving to create. Good tips for keeping your aquarium clean is to keep the water supply clean by cleaning the water pump. To do so one should always keep the filtration system in mind. A good clean filter is what the life of your aquariums ecosystem depend on. Cleaning the filter too often might also have a negative impact on your aquariums life. It is therefore important to maintain a balance, and to clean your aquariums filter only when needed or specified by the filters manufacturer. Many aquariums experts recommend that the ornaments as well as the glass ought to be cleaned at least once every two weeks. Cleaning the aquarium ornaments and glass prevents algae from building up inside. If the aquarium is made from plastic materials then cleaning should be performed on smaller time intervals, perhaps once a week. When performing maintenance operations to your aquarium, you should always keep in mind a few things to ensure that things are going smoothly inside your aquarium. Check the air pump and see if it is running ok. It is imperative that there is enough oxygen for the fish but also to allow for proper flow of the water.

Another thing that will ensure longer life for your aquarium is ensuring that the water is changed often. This way your fish and plants will live longer and your aquarium will definitely look better. One more thing that you should do to maintain a clean aquarium is to clean, or at least rinse the gravel that sit on the bottom of your aquarium. This process entails that you remove all contents of the aquarium including the fish. Therefore, its viability depends highly on how many as well as what kind of fish you have. Keeping a clean aquarium does not only entail cleaning it every week or two weeks. You should also consider acquiring a water purifier. There are many kinds of purifiers out there for different types of aquariums as well as sizes. When you use a water purifier to clean the water contents of your fish tank you should always let it sit and mix with the water to allow it to dissolve. If you are new to aquariums, always remember to read the instructions of every product used. Be careful; keep a schedule for maintenance operations and treat your aquarium with love and it will eventually flourish.

Aquarium Fish

October 22, 2012 by  
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Aquarium fish are any type of fish that can exist outside of the great wide open of the natural environment and instead thrive normally in an aquarium. An aquarium is any enclosed container of water that allows for the sustenance of fish, plants, and other wildlife inside the enclosure. These aquariums can only work if there is enough oxygen in the water in the container. Otherwise the fish and other organisms will just die. Thus, make sure you are using a proper circulation system that constantly pumps new water into the tank. Ask an aquarium expert or someone at a pet shop supply store what kind of oxygenation system you should be using.

Some of the most popular types of fish to be included in aquariums are tetra neon, tiger barb, zebra fish, guppy fish, goldfish, and angelfish. These fish are popular because of their external beauty – they way their scales flash as they flit and twist and otherwise do their fish ballet. They are like a piece of living, breathing (through gills) abstract art. These types of fish are also popular because they are known to be well accustomed to the smaller environs of an aquarium.

Another type of fish is also suited to aquariums. Sharks! There exist many different species of shark that are small enough to live their lives in an aquarium. Sharks can be quite formidable when placed with other fish, since they are natural predators, so be sure to choose carefully. If you want both sharks and non-sharks, you should probably place them in separate containers, but ask the experts about specifics.