TIP from FNM: Routine Checking of Aquarium Equipments
May 24, 2017
Check on the various equipments that is essential such as pumps, filters and heaters which are also known as Life Support System
Glancing at the thermometer should be made into a daily habit for example, at feeding time
This is because fluctuations in temperature can cause fish stress which often leads to disease outbreak
Also, check to make sure other equipments are operating properly
Ensure that all equipment are running smoothly
Check water parameters; salinity and temperature (twice in a day - in the morning as well as night)
Observe fishes in tank to make sure that they are acting normally. Repeating this daily will help identify the first signs of disease and treat it early.
Any changes in temperature for freshwater or marine tank does not only cause fish stress but will potentially damage the fish's immune system, diseases and algae outbreaks.
Hence the importance of keeping aquarium tank's temperature stable as it will pose a threat to the life of your fish
The temperature of natural waters in the oceans reef range is between 22 - 28 degrees celcius and this is the temperature that is needed to be replicated too, as well as other water parameters such as salinity
Sudden changes in marine aquarium temperature can cause stress to your fish and other inhabitants in your tank.
Weekly and/or Bi-Weekly
Water change of about 15-20% of your marine aquarium
Cleaning of gravel or sand
Checking of water parameters - pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Hardness
Rinsing your filter. Tip: Rinse it our with your old aquarium water instead of using chlorinated water directly. There would be a temperature change and could kill the bacteria that is accumulated in the filter.
Replacing your aquarium filter media if necessary
Check expiration dates on boxes or bottles of your aquarium supplies before usage
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