Since a fish aquarium is a closed environment, monthly water changes are necessary. Remove about 25% of aquarium water and replace with fresh de-chlorinated water at the same temperature of the tank water. This process removes contaminates and replaces trace elements along with minerals to maintain a healthy environment for fish and plants.
Lee’s Gravel Vac not only removes old dirty water but also at the same time removes excess debris, decomposed plant matter, uneaten food and fish waste resulting in a cleaner healthier aquarium. Plus, this gravel vacuum is very affordable!
Simply follow the easy self-start directions to begin the water flow and then gently push the gravel vacuum tube into the gravel. Slowly remove it to tumble the gravel and remove the debris.
When doing water changes on your fish aquarium, remember to:
- Check filters on a regular basis and make sure they are running properly and check or replace any filter cartridges to maximize filtration from the filters.
- Check all airstones and replace if necessary, making sure that all air pumps are running properly and check airlines for kinks or clogs that might be in the airline.
- Check water temperature to make sure that it is at the correct temperature for the fish. Most fish do well between the temperatures of 72 and 80 degrees.
Consistent, thorough maintenance is vital to the ongoing health of your aquarium and its inhabitants. This aquarium gravel vacuum along with these tips will simplify the process of cleaning your aquarium.
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