Posted by CD Aquatics on Apr 16 2019
The most obvious and simple way to tell if your fish tank is ready for its next clean is to simply look! The sight of your fish tank is a fool-proof way to determine whether you need to get your cleaning accessories out or not.
You should never change 100% of your current water, which is another common misconception amongst tank cleaning novices. If you are changing your tank water on a regular basis and you have healthy fish, you should only be changing 10 to 20% of the water at a time.
The most constructive approach to cleaning your fish tank is to start from the top and work your way down as any waste removed will naturally sink to the bottom and you don’t want to clean the bottom twice!
In step one, we told you to consider how much water you need to change this time around, so whether you decided to empty between 10 and 20% or 25 and 50%, now is the time to do so. Start up your siphon and disperse of the old water into an unused bucket.
Scrubbing your aquarium would be a waste of time without also cleaning your fish tank decorations, especially if they are covered in algae. The best way to do so is using your algae pad and scrub all decorations in the bucket of old water you previously removed from your tank.
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