That beautiful aquarium with fresh water, beautiful accessories and fish swimming around is no longer appealing to your eyes due to algae accumulation and you have no idea how to go about cleaning it? Put all that to an end by learning how to clean your aquarium and maintain it.
Let’s begin by learning what that dirt is in your aquarium. That dirt is called algae accumulation. Alga is essential for it produces oxygen and consumes and processes fish waste. They are also food for your fishes. So a controlled amount is good for your fish.
How then do you go about the cleaning of the fish tank? The first step is to collect the necessary tools for this job which include; a clean container, water purifier, aquarium bacteria and a water tester. The second step is to remove water from the aquarium up to a fifth of the original water level and pour it in a clean container. Manually remove the debris from the gravel. The third step is to clean the filter sponge by rinsing it out in the container of water that you have drained from the aquarium. The fourth step is to clean the algae in the aquarium. You can do this by use of a magnetic algae scraper or you can get services from algae control in ponds online. The algae will be loose enough for you to filter it out with the water filtering system. Ensure that the aquarium is not so full to avoid spillage.
For the aquarium accessories, use warm running water from your sink. Do not use soap or bleach to clean them. Remember to put on gloves when cleaning these accessories. Use the padding of your fingers to remove the algae of the accessories. After they are clean, dry them off and allow them cool before placing them back in the aquarium. The final step is now refilling the aquarium with clean water from the tap. First pour it into a clean container, and then add some water purifier (Which is meant to remove chlorine from the tap water) before pouring it into the aquarium. Then add the purified water gently into the tank. After that, then pour in some aquarium bacteria. You can now place back the lid and turn on the filter.
After every cleaning and water changing exercise, always remember to test the chemical composition of the water using the water tester. Be keen to note on high chemical contents of chemicals like chlorine which is not healthy for the fish in the aquarium. Should the chlorine levels be high, use the water purifier to remove it. Such things like the water testers, water purifiers and aquarium bacteria can be bought at your local aquarium supplies store. With regular cleaning and regular water changes preferably after every two weeks, it will improve the appearance and quality of the water. And with that you do not have to be worried over your aquarium being dirty for you will know how to go about cleaning it!