17 Tips For A Healthy Fish Tank
Animaltalk Magazine|December 2019
17 Tips For A Healthy Fish Tank
When it comes to a fish tank, it is important to understand that you are creating a little aquatic ecosystem and, in this system, every living organism must live in harmony. The experts have a saying: “better preparation for better results” – so always do your research about your type of fish and the type of tank they need.
Kevin Till

Effective rules

It is critical to understand the water in the tank, so that you can detect if problems are looming early enough. Whether you have a cold water, tropical or marine fish tank, the following rules generally apply:

1 #285 Fresh water is always needed to balance the ecosystem – and add some essential natural minerals into the water.

2 #286 Some essential test levels to understand about your specific aquarium are pH levels, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and oxygen. Be aware that there are many more aspects to marine water; speak to a marine tank specialist for more information.

3 The biggest mistake that is made is not knowing how much water to top up. #287 Municipal water contains chloramines and chlorine, which are deadly for fish – so, you don’t want to add more than 10% fresh water of your tank volume at a time. #288 If you need to do a major clean of the tank, then it’s best to let the water stand for a few days, and preferably in sunshine, so that the chlorine can evaporate.

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December 2019