How Often to Clean Fish Tank
Whether the fish tank is clean enough or not, the small fish inside the fish tank is a very long life, so we have a lot to do with it. Therefore, the cleaning and disinfection of the fish tank is a very critical issue for the life span of the fish. Then how to clean the fish tank, how to disinfect the fish tank cleaning?
How often to clean the fish tank thoroughly?
A fish tank is usually cleaned thoroughly once a month. The reason why you need to clean the tank thoroughly is that it is not easy to maintain the water quality, it is easy to make the tank dirty, which will affect the growth of fish, and at the same time, it does not look beautiful. Of course, cleaning the fish tank also has a cost, doing so will destroy the ecological cycle of the water embodiment, resulting in a nitrification system that can never be established, and the fish are not raised well.
Fish tanks not only need to be cleaned and disinfected during use but also before use is very important.
Before using a new fish tank, it must be thoroughly cleaned, use 1-2 buckets that have not been exposed to detergents or other chemicals before; clean the glass inside and outside with hot water and a rag or sponge, plus some white vinegar (or table vinegar) to wipe the glass thoroughly. Then fill with water and observe for 2-3 hours, if there is no leakage, before use.
How to clean the fish tank?
1. Fish and water: if you want to clean the fish tank, the first thing to do is to fish out the fish in the tank, and temporarily put it into other containers to keep, if the fish are bigger, it is better to prepare another fish tank. After fishing out, you can put the water out of the tank, if there is other equipment should also be taken out together.
2. Wipe the tank wall: fish tank will produce dirt and even moss on the glass wall after some time, you can use a magnetic scraper to scrape the moss and masonry on the glass of the fish tank easily. The magnetic scraper is made up of two pieces, one is a pair of two blades and the other half is a pair of brushes that are magnetically attracted to each other. Clean the moss and dirt on the wall of the tank by moving the knife, fast and effortlessly, cleaning the bottom of the tank, and never scratching the glass.
3. Disinfection rinse: If there is a dead fish in the tank before, you want to destroy the bacteria in the tank, it is better to disinfect. Soak the tank with potassium permanganate solution for 3–4 hours will do, but rinse it several times afterward to avoid drug residue and harm to the fish.
4. Cleaning the filtration system
For the cleaning of the filtration system, we must first figure out how many layers of the filtration system. The first layer is filter cotton, the second layer is biochemical cotton, the third layer is glass ring (ceramic ring, biotite, etc.), and the fourth layer is activated carbon (ammonia-absorbing stone, wheat meal stone, etc
Because of the relatively complex sealing and installation of the filter barrel, and to protect the nitrifying bacteria system, it is not suitable for frequent cleaning, therefore, the choice of filtration materials should be more expensive than the high pole materials. The first layer is a physical filtration, mainly to block the solid residue in the water, so it is easy to get dirty, cleaning is also based on this layer, other layers are usually rarely cleaned, often wash but easy to lose nitrifying bacteria.
Cleaning is to use the fish tank water change machine, take out the filter cotton, in the pumped-out fish tank water repeatedly rinse, can also use the pumping tube to filter cotton backwash (of course, the impulse is very limited) wash. When cleaning, one should pay attention to not scrubbing, and do not require excessive cleaning, and not directly with tap water, otherwise, the Nitrobacter attached to the filter cotton will be eliminated by you, and even lose the role of biological filtration.
How to clean the small fish tank?
First, find a small basin, and clean it carefully, especially paying attention to no oil and no-rinse clean detergent; pour the water in the small fish tank together with the fish into the prepared small basin gently, and the precipitation in the bottom of the tank as much as possible to stay in the tank; clean the fish tank, the requirements are the same as 1; add 1/2 new water to the tank (new water is best placed 1–2 days in advance to make its temperature as close as possible to the tank water and evaporate chlorine).
According to method 2 Pour the water together with the fish back into the tank, replenish the new water, and do not feed for the time being; the fish adapt to a small amount that can be fed. Change the water regularly according to this method, the water will not be so dirty.
The fish tank is more like a home for the fish, regular cleaning of the home is good for the healthy growth of the fish.