The forgotten Art of Cleaning the Fish Tank
Anyone who buys a fish tank canít help but get excited about the
setup process, and the selection of the fish. But many sometimes
forget about the maintenance that is also required in order to
keep the tank up and running. If you are planning to purchase an
aquarium, you will want to make sure that your fish stay healthy,
and the only way to ensure this is by cleaning the fish tank
regularly. I can't help but to repeat, clean your aquarium
Fish tank cleaning is not the most fun job on the planet, but it
is definitely necessary if you want to provide your new fish with
a clean environment. There are many books available on fish tank
cleaning, as well as internet sites that have articles on how to
do this properly.
Fish tank cleaning can be made easier with the help of a few
tools. You can ask about these tools when you purchase your tank.
First off, be sure to buy tank tongs. These are long, claw-like
bars that allow you to clean and get at the bottom of the tank.
If fish tank cleaning is new to you, you are probably not aware
of how difficult it is to get to the bottom of the tank. These
tongs will surely make this job much easier. Also, do not forget
to pick up a net. A net will come in handy whenever you need to
scoop something out of the water that may be causing a problem or
to scoop up a fish for thorough tank cleaning.
There are also some fish tank cleaning tips that you should
follow. Be sure to clean your tank once every two to three weeks.
If you do this, you will save yourself the hassle of having a
major fish tank cleaning project. It is better to keep up on the
cleaning and maintenance than to try to "catch up". Also, be sure
to check your equipment during each fish tank cleaning. Make sure
that the pump and the heater are working as they should. If they
are not, be sure to address this problem immediately. You fish
depend on this equipment working to keep them alive and well.
Having a fish tank can be a lot of fun. But it is important to
remember that fish tank cleaning goes along with the fun; if that
is not a commitment you are willing to make, then you might not
want to purchase pet fish.
Keith Londrie II is a well known author. See the site at
http://www.fish-tanks-information.info/ for a wealth of
information. You may also want to visit keith's own web site at