Planned preventative maintenance for marine or freshwater aquarium can be greatly facilitated by the following simple principles. With just a little bit of repair work is carried out every day, it will keep your fish and aquarium environment clean and health.
Things to be done daily:
Make sure to turn the aquarium lights on and off every day. Most aquarists convenient to use an automatic timer for this. If you decide not to pursue this path, try to turn lights on and off at the same times each day. What you try to do is to repeat the natural day / night cycle for the fish.
Take a few minutes each day to check your fish and invertebrates for signs of stress, illness or death. Always be prepared to remove dead specimens at once, and treat any sick fish, respectively.
Feed your fish and invertebrates, twice a day, removing any uneaten food.
If your tank is not fully experienced, however, the behaviorwaterTests, when water is not mature and installed the nitrogen cycle. Control tests include ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH. Record and track these test results carefully.
Regularly check the temperature of water in the aquarium. Adjusting the heater up or down as needed, if you’re using one of the pre aquarium heaters currently on the market. If you have a marine tank, the weight or salinity, should also be checked.
If the protein skimmer is currently used in an aquarium, an empty cup collection as required.
All the attentive aquarist should also check the water level, and finish as required.
Visually check all aquarium systems: heaters, filters, aerators, protein skimmers and such. Make sure that they are”This all works correctly and smoothly, and pay special attention to intakes and siphon tubes. Make sure that nothing is flowing, or suck the air.
Things to be done for the week:
Remove excess seaweed, while retaining beneficial algae at acceptable levels and get rid of unpleasant algae.
Clean the glass, both inside and outside, without the use of glass cleaners of course. Remove the salt-Creep deposits.
Water tests should be conducted in a week, after the water matures and the nitrogen cycle has been created. Record all these test results and add trace elements and buffers, as required.
Things to be done every two weeks:
Clean your aquarium filters as necessary. All solid waste must be carefully removed. Partially change or rinse the filter in the filter, if the bio-burden is particularly large, the media is very dirty, or the normal flow of water is currently limited.
Changes from 10 to 15 percent while the water tank thoroughly vacuum the gravel.
Things to be done monthly:
Carry out thorough checks to assess the filter Filter’S overall efficiency. Replace the carbon filter and wash filter materials and components as needed, being careful not to upset some bioload.
If the protein skimmer is currently used in your tank, it must be thoroughly cleaned at this time.
Thoroughly clean out the aquarium hood, aquarium stand and its surroundings, the removal of all calcium salts and deposits, dust and dirt that accumulate.
Remove and wash off any tank decorations or plants that suffer from excessive growth of algae.