Keeping a fish tank can be a stunning feature to any home and of course, one of a few low maintenance pet owning options. However when it comes to maintenance, emphasis should be put on low maintenance rather than the idea of no maintenance. Regardless of whether you’re a well experienced fish owner or you’re simply playing with the idea of having an aquarium in your home in the future, concerns about the challenges of keeping an aquarium have definitely crossed your mind.
First thing is first, put all your preconceptions to the side because now is the time we reassure you that the top priority to keeping a healthy aquarium is the water, (although we bet you already knew that). That’s right! This comes before you start worrying about how often and much you should feed your fish. It wouldn’t matter how well you’re feeding your fish if the water they live in is of poor quality.
So in this blog post, we have put together the ultimate guide focusing on how you can ensure the environment of your aquarium tank and the life within it is thriving.
Keeping it clean
Water changes are a must! We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your aquarium water clean. Do you really want your fish to share a home with dead food, algae and organic waste? There’s no way to avoid it, it simply has to be done.
In spite of this, we can appreciate how tedious the task of water changing can be. So what if we told you there’s a way of reducing (not eliminating) the need to change the water in your tank? By adding Aquarium Klear to your water, you enrich it with millions of beneficial bacteria that work to digest the organic waste materials that would typically build up to make your tank dirty.
Adding as little as 40ml to your tank every 7 days can make a huge difference in extending the time between water changes!
Improving tap water
Most people will probably use tap water in their aquarium tank. Understandably because it’s convenient and cost-effective! The truth is, tap water is not safe for your fish to live in. It contains chlorine and chloramine, which is added to kill bacteria that would otherwise make it unfit for human consumption. Chlorine and chloramine, however, are troublesome for aquatic life and need to be removed from tap water before it is added to an aquarium tank. Tap Water Treatments work instantly to neutralise and remove these chemicals and other toxic heavy metals from tap water to make it safe, and again making water changes less of a burden for you.
For a more detailed post on why tap water isn’t safe for fish and the dangers of chlorine/chloramine, read how you can make tap water safe for fish.
Replenishing essential nutrients
Another flaw that comes with using tap water in your aquarium is that it lacks the essential vitamins and minerals (trace elements) that naturally occur in the native habitat of the fish. These trace elements are highly beneficial in activating the metabolic processes within fish. Thus, they work to promote the normal function of health and growth.
To prevent vitamin deficiency in your fish, add Aquarium Core Elements. This is a blend of 21 trace elements that will enrich and replenish your aquarium water with essential nutrients such as Manganese, which aids in fish cartilage growth among many other great benefits.
Improve the immune system of fish
There’s never a bad time to boost your immune system and the same thing goes for fish! Maybe you have young fish, fish recovering from a recent illness, or even if they are perfecting normal. Treat your water with a probiotic like an Aquarium Water Tonic. It improves the delivery of oxygen to fish to enhance their resistance to illness and the harmful effects of poor water quality. Giving fish a better fighting chance against the damage of issues like nitrate and ammonia poisoning.