Simple Tips to Maintain a Healthy Freshwater Aquarium

The many of people it is thought that maintaining freshwater aquariums is a very easy job, however, this is not always true. Many of us face problems which we have never thought about it.

 

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Cleaning the aquarium is essential whether a new one or old. The sand must be washed with cold water. The filter system must be set adequately. The water level is significant and at first, at least, 3/4 of the aquarium must contain water. Air pump and its proper connection are vital.

There are a few tips that will tell you about how to recognize a problem and fix it.

Clean and environmentally

The foremost thing that should never be neglected is the quality of the water used in the aquarium. You need to monitor the water and change it regularly because of the growth of algae and other debris. The water needs to be changed regularly for that purpose. Floating debris not only looks unpleasant but it is harmful to the other fish as well.

Power filters can be used to solve this issue which drifts the particles in the water. There are sometimes chemicals available which deodorize the tank and remove toxins too. 

Don’t overcrowd the aquarium with plants.

The aquarium needs to be decorated to add a special appeal to it. Decorate it with aquarium plants not only add beauty, but provide oxygen to the fish as well. There are certain varieties of algae-eating plants e.g Plecostomus which can take care of this algae. By using them, you won’t have to go through the hassle of changing the water every now and then.

Your selection of freshwater aquarium plants is as important as your selection of fish. A balance of all the elements has a more pleasing effect and gives your fish sufficient space to move around.

Beware of introducing a diseased plant in your freshwater aquarium. A diseased plant will infect other plants in your aquarium.

Don’t overfeed your fish

Overfeeding can be life threatening for the freshwater fishes. Provide little food to them and if any excess remains do clean it because the excess food will lead to a creation of debris and it may pollute the water.

Freshwater fish do not require a high amount of feeding. Provide small food twice each it but never put more than a minimum.

Read alsoGuide to Setting up your Freshwater Aquarium

Always bear in mind that the main purpose of an aquarium is to provide food and shelter for your fish. Like any other pet fish also demands adequate care so that it can stay and swim happily.

In order to maintain a happy, healthy, friendly freshwater fish community, it’s important to ensure compatibility. Use this handy guide to help you choose fish that can live together in harmony.

 

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