Fish Tank Accessories

by whispaq on July 17, 2019

And that is if you can’t change it once every week. How do you do it? Through the siphoning method – like you’re pulling fuel out of the gas tank in your car. Put one end of the hose in the tank, and then suck on the other end and the water will come up and once it does, without any more effort from you, it will keep flowing into a bucket. Get out about 20%.

Yuck – algae can destroy even the most stunning tank, and your eyes seem to always go to it, even if you would like to enjoy the gorgeous fish that are in front of you.

Depending on your tank size and fish load, most aquarists can get away with changing 15-20% of their water twice a month – others need to do 10-15% weekly. Gravel cleaners or siphons are awesome for this purpose. Although any clean hose will work, we prefer gravel cleaners as they will remove buildups of dirt and uneaten food from the substrate while draining off the water.

There are 2 types of aquarium heaters: Submersible and ones that clip on the lip of the tank just like the Whisper Aquarium Filters. Both are acceptable and easy to use. Look for a heater that corresponds to the size of your tank. When filling the tank for the first time, do not turn the heater on for about 15 minutes, which gives it enough time to get accumulated to the temperature of the water. Turning it on right away could break it. Also, when removing water, unplug the heater and leave off until you’ve refilled the tank and allowed time for the heater to get used to the water temperature again. Splashing cool water on a dry heater that hasn’t been turned off will cause it to shatter.

Assuming that you already have a tank, the first thing that you need to buy is the substrate material. The substrate is important because it allows you to plant vegetations in your aquarium. It also holds and traps some nutrients and friendly bacteria which are needed by the plants.

You probably will also catch your frog standing under the stream every once in a while. Keep the water level consistent, since it will evaporate. Your frog will head up to the top and stick his head out for fresh air more often than you think.

The good news is that finding supplies for your aquarium is easy. There are lots of hobby stores and online shops that sell these kinds of products. However, the bigger challenge is determining which items are most essential for your aquarium. So here is a quick overview about essential supplies that a basic aquarium might need.

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