Clean Fish Tank without Removing Fish | Aquarium Care - YouTube

I do not remove my fishes when I am cleaning my aquarium. It causes too much stress to my fishes!
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If waste from your fish and plant life remain in your aquarium for too long without cleaning, it is likely that your fish and plants will be negatively impacted. These tools will also provide a means to simultaneously remove old water.
Fish tank care. Guide to fish care with a simple look at aquarium filtration, how to clean a fish tank, and a fish tank maintenance Schedule.
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Fish are very easy pets to keep and an aquarium is a beautiful addition to a home. However, fish tanks need to be maintained in order to stay healthy and keep looking good. If you’ve placed decorations in your fish tank, you need to clean them as part of regular tank maintenance. Be sure to clean your aquarium’s decorations at least once a month, but more frequently than that if necessary. The debris then is pulled out from the aquarium so your fishes and plants end up with a cleaner and healthier aquarium environment.
Photo provided by FlickrMore frequent cleanings may be needed if your fish is sick. Ask a veterinarian or aquarium store employee for advice during these times.
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It's important to note that you don't need to completely break down the tank everytime you have to "clean your tank" or perform aquarium maintenance. Most of the time you will just need to perform a partial water change (20 percent or so) with a good gravel vacuuming and maybe scrape a little algae off the front viewing panel. If you have a major algae problem then something is out of whack. You may be feeding too much, your tank may be overstocked, you're not performing frequent enough water changes, you're feeding the wrong types of foods, etc. Or, it could be a combination of the above. If you have a problem with cloudy water, please read the article on and be sure to keep up with your fish tank maintenance!For all of you who have asked about cleaning ... Cleaning your aquarium is a simpleand straight forward task, and should not take very long (Unless you havea particularly , in whichcase care can be quite cumbersome and time consuming). The better careyou provide for your , the healthier yourfish will be, the nicer your tank will look and the easier your tankwill be to care for in the future.With this, as with any other aquarium cleaning, it is vitallyimportant to clean the gravel with each water change to remove anycollected debris, solid fish waste, or uneaten food.Cleaning too much is a dreadful thing to do to a fish tank. One has to distinguish between mechanical cleaning an biological cleaning, which definitely is NOT the same thing. Most people think of the aquarium filter to be something like a vacuum cleaner in the house. Take away the dirt and everything is fine? Well, this is wrong. While too much detritus (decaying plants, animals etc.) is a bioburden to the tank, too little of it is a disaster, as it is the home for a living bacteria colony in your tank. plus, this detritus has been found to have a stabilizing effect on the ph value as it has some ion exchanging capacities. But that's another story. In this video I describe my favorite 3 fish that are excellent gravel and sand cleaners for aquariums. These are corydoras, geophagus and loaches.





When should you clean your aquarium’s filter? Well, when it is dirty of course, but you should wait at least a week from the last time you cleaned the fish tank. That way your fish will have had time to adjust to his new environment before another shock to his system happens with the disruption of his water and routine.