Astronotus
Amazon basin and Parana. Length - up to 30 cm. the body is oval, strongly compressed from the sides. Thick soft skin seems velvety. On the brownish background scattered black…

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Aponogetonaceae
A genus of the family aponogetonaceae. Aquatic rosette plants with underwater leaves and some species with floating. The leaves have long petioles, the leaf blades of the underwater leaves are…

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How to wash an aquarium

Many, before you buy an aquarium, do not even think about how it should be properly cared for, cleaned and maintained. Some believe that occasionally changing the water and cleaning the aquarium filters, they will protect your aquarium from the appearance of various kinds of bacteria and diseases, but this is not so! In fact, there are specific rules for the maintenance and care of the aquarium, whether decorative or ordinary, because a clean aquarium is the key to the health of its inhabitants.

How often and how to clean aquarium
How to clean aquarium

The regularity of the aquarium cleaning process depends on two factors: the number of its inhabitants and its size. We can say that the larger the capacity of the tank, the less you can produce a replacement of water.
For example, in aquariums with a volume of more than 120 liters, you can clean every 2 weeks. As for small models, they require more regular water replacement-at least 1 time a week.

However, despite the parameters of your aquarium, cleaning its filter should be done at least 1 time a week. Also, if in your aquarium the water began to smell strange, acquired a greenish hue or even clouded, then this is a signal that it is time to change the water in it, as well as to clean its filters, walls and soil.

Changing or pouring fresh water into the aquarium, you should pay attention to its quality and temperature. The difference between aquarium and new water should not exceed more than 2-5°C, otherwise it will be a great stress for fish. Also, in order to avoid stress in fish, you should change no more than a third of the water from the entire volume of the aquarium. For replacement, both defended and ordinary running water will be suitable. However, in the version with running water, it is not superfluous to use aquarium preparations from chlorine for water preparation.

How to clean aquarium

Basically, there are the following rules for cleaning the aquarium:

before you start cleaning the aquarium, you need to turn off and remove all additional equipment (filter, heater, thermostat) from it, rinse it thoroughly;
if necessary prune aquarium plants;
cleaning the walls of the aquarium from plaque and algae should be done with a special scraper or sponge;
do not forget about cleaning the soil, at least once in 2-3 weeks;
water should be replaced after cleaning the soil and walls of the aquarium;
aquarium equipment and the aquarium itself can not be washed with detergents;
once a month, wipe the aquarium cover and the lamps installed in it.
Cleaning the soil and walls of the aquarium
Start the process of cleaning the aquarium should be cleaning its glasses. There are special tools for this:

scraper;
stick with the sponge;
the magnetic brush.
When cleaning the corners, be careful not to tear the silicone layer, thereby damaging the tightness of the aquarium. Also be careful if your aquarium is made of plexiglass, as it is easy to scratch. Cleaning of glasses from a RAID and green algae needs to be made not less than 1 time in 2-3 weeks.

How to clean aquarium

Also, as small assistants, you can have in your aquarium special fish cleaners. Such fish include swordtails, guppies, mollies, of pechili, and the ancistrus armored catfishes. Due to the special structure of the mouth, resembling a scraper (catfish and ancistrus mouth resembles a suction Cup), they perfectly remove plaque from the glass of the aquarium, as well as clean the leaves of plants.

If after a light stirring of the soil bubbles appear and a lot of debris-then it’s time to clean it. It should be understood that all the waste products of fish and food residues remain in the ground, where they decompose, releasing poisonous hydrogen sulfide for fish. Therefore, the procedure of cleaning the soil should be done at least 2 times a month. To do this, use a hose with a special narrow tip.

However, if your soil is heavily clogged, then it is better to produce complete washing of the soil, previously transplanted fish into another container with water.

In our online store you can buy various equipment for aquariums, which will help you to make your aquarium cleaner and its inhabitants healthier.

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