Keeping A Healthy Aquarium Basic Tips
An aquarium, whether saltwater or freshwater, required each owner’s full attention, from monitoring pH level to water changes.
1. Properly Condition Your Water
The tap water contains many properties such as minerals, which need to be conditioned by using biological agents or supplements that clear these properties.
2. Acclimate Your Fish to the Water
It is essential to introduce your fish to their new home and prevent shock, if the tank levels differ, you will need to acclimate your fish a little longer.
3. Float Fish in Their Bag
To acclimate the fish to the water temperature in the aquarium according to the following process:
- Float the fish in their sealed bag for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Every 5 minutes, add at least a quarter cup of aquarium water into the sealed bag until full.
- Upon finish the above process, remove some of the water from the bag and lower it into the water to let the fish sim freely.
4. Maintain pH Balance and Other Chemical Levels
pH levels measure the balance of acidity and alkalinity in your aquarium’s water and the level depends on fish species and the type of aquarium.
- Freshwater fish typically do well in aquariums with pH levels between 6.6 and 6.8.
- Saltwater fish thrive well in pH levels between 7.6 and 8.4.
5. Make Sure Water Temperature is Right
Avoid placing your tank in an area that receives a lot of sunlight or near cooling vents and the level also depends on the fish species.
- Freshwater fish need a constant water temperature between 72°F – 82°F (22°C – 28°C).
- Saltwater fish thrive between 75°F – 80°F (24°C – 27°C).
6. Change Water Regularly
Changing 25 percent of your aquarium’s water every month keeps your tank clean and stabilizes nitrate concentrations.
7. Clean Tank Glass and Other Structures
Seeing a little green in your tank isn’t usually cause for alarm, but too much of it can be detrimental. Algae buildup gives your tank a murky, swampy look, and reduces the amount of oxygen in the water.
8. Choose the Right Size for Your Tank
Overcrowding can lead to low oxygen levels, leading your fish vulnerable to disease, other than it causes excessive debris and wastes, which can reduce the quality of the water.
9. Pick Compatible Fish Species
Many fish species can coexist with each other under certain environments, as long as they have adequate space, food, and other necessities, fish species usually leave each other alone. Avoid those fish species that tend to be territorial or aggressive when it comes to their homes.
10. Avoid Overfeeding Your Fish
Overfeeding your fish can cause a variety of problems, including increasing the amount of waste and debris, encourage algae growth, further depleting the water quality and oxygen. As such, it is good to maintain a consistent feeding schedule and provide an appropriate amount of food.
The Smart Fish Tank
The Smart Fish Tank has been designed to meet the needs listed above, but not all of them. It strives to simplify the process of maintaining a fish tank. At the same time, it can bring enjoyment, tranquility, and function as a home office decoration that can liven up the setting.
The happy fish and fishes swimming across and chasing each other, play hide and seek in the fish tank from one end to the other end, with the water plants and colorful stones in their living environment.