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A healthy aquarium implies healthy and happy fish. One Stop Country Pet Supply in Keene, NH has all the tools and the devices to keep that tank in great shape. Our staff has the experience and understanding to address your inquiries regarding fish tank maintenance and to help you choose the appropriate products to make the work a breeze.
Any individual can maintain a clean and healthy aquarium. It's not a hard job, but it does need routine attention and the right supplies. There are routine day-to-day and once a week jobs along with the crucial job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.
On a daily basis, after you feed your fish, move uneaten food after about five minutes. Also, examine your fish to ensure they are healthy and are acting normally. Check the water temperature.
Every week, 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 working properly.
How typically should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to change? It depends upon the dimension of the tank, the number of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Typically, you need to exchange out 10 to 20 percent of the water every one to three weeks. One Stop Country Pet Supply can help you determine based on the specifics of your aquarium.
Follow these steps in your normal cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you use tap water, use a water conditioner to remove toxic substances. For saltwater, you'll require unique reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electric aspects. Get rid of huge ornaments.
Siphon water into a bucket. Siphon along the crushed rock to remove the waste that collects there. If you properly regulate the flow with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and crushed rock will fall back into the tank.
Get rid of algae. Make use of an algae-cleaning tool to assist.
Tidy your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, rinse them in the water you removed and promptly reinstall them to prevent losing vital microorganisms. Filters which contain carbon and various other absorbers will need to be frequently changed.
Include the substitute water.
Tidy your tank's exterior with a proper cleaner and fabric.
As you can see, the best equipment and supplies are essential. Thankfully, One Stop Country Pet Supply in Keene NH understands what's required and is your one-stop for all your tank maintenance necessities. Call (603) 352-9200, stop right into our shop, or visit our site to keep your fish tank looking and performing its ideal.