Fish Care: Adding Water to Fish Tanks - YouTube

Hey guys, I'll be showing you how to add more water on your fish tank
Photo provided by Flickr
I’ve started my freshwater fish tank with live plants about three or four weeks ago. Temperature is between 70-80F, Lighting is 8hrs/day and I add Flourish Excel & Flourish Potassium to my water when I change it every other week. I also have Flourish tabs (in gravel). I feed my fish one time/day and I vary the types of food I give them (flakes, pellets, blood worms, tubifex worms). pH is neutral (6.8-7.2), Kh is moderate (80-120ppm), hardness seems a little high (150-300ppm), nitrite is between 0.5-1ppm (says caution) and nitrate is fine. I’m suppposed to change my filter this week also.
Adding water to my fish tank?
Photo provided by Flickr
In about 20 more minutes you can set your fish free. If you are adding fish to an already established tank, you may want to avoid the pet store water getting into your tank. If this is the case, net the fish out of your bag or place a net over a container and dump the fish into the net, allowing the pet store water to fall into the container. Then use the net to put only the fish into your tank. In this case, we are welcoming the bacteria from the pet store feeder goldfish to help the biofilter get established. Adding water to my fish tank? | Yahoo Answers
Photo provided by FlickrI added it to my 10 gallon fish tank but the water is still cloudy
Photo provided by FlickrIf you were to simply fill your tank with water and then add all your fish at ..
Photo provided by Flickr
Before adding water to your tank, let it sit out overnight. This allows the chlorine to evaporate. It also lets the water reach room temperature. Since goldfishes live at room temperature, this ensures that the water you are adding to the tank is the same temperature as the water already in the tank.
Before adding water to the tank you should add the proper amount of chemicals that will remove the from the incoming water. Try to add water that is the same temperature as you tank water. High temperature swings would be very stressful for your tropical fish.Though the dosages of these chemicals in the water supply are lowenough that they are not harmful to land animals (including people,dogs, cats, hamsters, horses, etc) or house plants, they are highenough to cause damage to your biological filter. This damage willallow ammonia to start to build up in the tank, eventually becomingharmful to your fish. For this reason it is important that you treatyour water to remove chlorine with an appropriate dechlorinator beforeyou add it to your tank.In a new aquarium, harmful ammonia and nitrite build up from fish waste, often resulting in fish loss or new tank syndrome. The unique, patented nitrifying bacteria in QUICK START are scientifically proven to quickly consume ammonia and nitrite to help prevent new tank syndrome. Allows immediate addition of fish to a new freshwater or saltwater aquarium. Use when starting a new aquarium, adding new fish, changing water, changing filter media, after medicating , or whenever ammonia or nitrite are detected. Allows instant addition of fish. Limits toxic ammonia and nitrite. Helps prevent fish loss. Immediately starts aquarium cycle. Contains live, nitrifying bacteria. No refrigeration required. All natural.During this time, remember to continue your (about 10-15% twice aweek while the tank cycles), and to be very careful about your fish. Adding chemicals to try toclarify the water in a tank that is still cycling will often hamperthe , and is unlikely to havemuch effect on the cloudiness.One common problem that occurs with some of the "fancier"dechlorinators, is that they can leave a buildup over time. This isparticularly of concern in , in tanks where the product has been over used, or in tankswith insufficient . Keeping yourfish in a large enough tank, keeping the tank well filtered, and beingcareful not to overdose the water treatment can help alleviate this -or you could just use a regular dechlorinator without unnecessaryadditives.