How to Clean a Dirty Fish Tank

Before you invest your money in an Aquarium take the time to read about how to properly maintain the tank and the fish, before you decide if you are willing to put in the effort.

Do not throw out the water you will still need it to clean up the filters.If you have a gravel cleaner, press the plastic tube into the gravel till it strikes the bottom of the tank, then begin a siphon into the container, every 2nd or 2 move the gravel cleaner over an inch or 2 and repeat this process until either you have actually eliminated 15 percent of the tanks water of you have cleaned all the gravel.Now at this point you can clean up the Aquariums filters. Add around 1 cup of sea salt for every 50 gallons of water.Now you can include water to the tank, however you must make sure the water is the within a degree or 2 of the temperature level of the water in the tank. I suggest filling the bucket with hot water and examining it routinely till it is the same as the tanks temperature level, then gradually add the water to the tank, start the filters and the heater.Cleaning the filters just needs to be done once or twice a month, but the water in the tank must be cleaned on the exact same day every week.

Do not throw out the water you will still need it to clean the filters.If you have a gravel cleaner, press the plastic tube into the gravel up until it strikes the bottom of the tank, then start a siphon into the pail, every second or 2 move the gravel cleaner over an inch or 2 and repeat this process until either you have eliminated 15 percent of the tanks water of you have cleaned all the gravel.Now at this point you can clean up the Aquariums filters. Add approximately 1 cup of sea salt for every 50 gallons of water.Now you can add water to the tank, but you must make sure the water is the within a degree or 2 of the temperature of the water in the tank. I advise filling the container with hot water and examining it regularly till it is the same as the tanks temperature, then slowly include the water to the tank, begin the filters and the heater.Cleaning the filters just requires to be done when or two times a month, but the water in the tank should be cleaned on the same day every week.

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