This simple and easy to use guidelines for maintaining an aquarium helps aquarium enthusiasts and hobbyists in keeping their aquarium in an easy manner.
- Turn off the filter while feeding.
- Feed once a day. The quantity should be such that which is eaten by the fishes within 2-3 minutes. If you have forgotten to feed them in a day, no problem but never feed them extra the next day.
- Remove the extra feed floating using a fish net.
- Turn on the filter after feeding the fishes as well as removing the extra food.
- The lights should be on for 6 hours at a stretch.
- Turn off the filter and heater while changing the water, and turn back on after the water is changed and you have cleaned the aquarium.
- Change approx. 20% of the water once a week with RO water.
- Clean the internal aquarium glass using a magnet cleaner as well as a brush.
- Special focus should be given on the water level area where calcium deposits may accumulate due to water evaporation in due time. This can be cleaned using a magnet cleaner as well as a brush.
- Dose the necessary water conditioners as per the dosage chart.
- The water may be slightly cloudy after you have changed the water. It will take a day or two to become clear, depending on the tank size.
- Clean the filter, and filter pads using aquarium water.
- Clean the inside cover to avoid fungus accumulation in due time.
- Check and fine tune the accessories and fittings.
- Add any other fish as they may have compatibility issues with the existing tank’s water chemistry as well as with the tank mates.
- Feed any other food other than the recommended fish food, as it has been recommended based on the existing fishes’ dietary regime and aquascape design.
- Switch off the filter except while feeding and turn in on once they have eaten the food.
Please note that these guidelines for maintaining an aquarium provides an idea / reference point for maintaining an aquarium. The guidelines may vary from aquarium to aquarium depending on the tank size / volume, no. of fishes, fish size etc.