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The Forgotten Art of Fish Tank Cleaning

Aug 17, 2007
Anyone who buys a fish tank can't 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 tank regularly. I can't help but to repeat, clean your aquarium regularly.

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.
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Keith Londrie II is a well known author. For more information on Fish Aquariums, please visit Fish Aquariums Information for a wealth of information.
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