How To Clean A Fish Tank
Are you ready to learn how to clean a fish tank? A fish tank will accumulate algae over a period of time so it is a good idea to learn how to clean a fish tank. In the process, you will be creating a healthy environment for your fish to live in. Grab a few cleaning supplies and your fish tank can look brand new after you finish the job. If you set a routine cleaning schedule, the job will become easier to do. Read on to find out how to clean a fish tank.
Thing's you'll need:
- Cloth Towels
- Glass Cleaner
- Paper towels
- Aquarium Cleaning Manual
- Purchase long handle algae pads and a water siphon to help you learn how to clean a fish tank from your local pet store. Tell the customer service person that you are trying to clean your fish tank and ask him for information on how to clean a fish tank. Use this information to help you clean your fish tank.
- Start out by cleaning the inside of the fish tank first. Use the long handle algae pads to clean inside the tank and get a razor for the hard to clean areas inside the tank and avoid cutting yourself. Remove artificial plants, rocks, and decorations after you have cleaned the inside of the tank and do not remove the fish.
- Prepare a solution to help you clean your fish tank. Take a small bowl of water and mix it with 10-15% of bleach and clean the contents using the long handle algae pads. Let the items dry after cleaning and use a cloth to wipe them down because you want to get rid of the bleach residue before you put the items back into the tank.
- Use your water siphon to help you clean the fish tank. Clean the gravel at the bottom of the tank by vacuuming away the debris with the water siphon. Make sure you vacuum all areas at the bottom of the fish tank. Clean the outside of the fish tank with a glass cleaner and use a rag and plain water to clean the top apparatus because you do not want to get any chemicals in the tank or you can use aquarium safe cleaners.
- Return the items back into the tank to complete the fish tank cleaning process. Wait for about a week before you decide to clean the filter because the filter holds bacteria that can eliminate toxins that may have developed during the cleaning process. Check with your local pet store and describe what you have done and ask them should you clean the filter or buy a new one.