Cleaning a saltwater fish tank is different from cleaning a fresh water tank
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If you feed your fish a bit too much, that extra food drifts down to the bottom of the aquarium, making your tank messy. After a while, this can change the water quality in your fish tank, making the water cloudy. This is especially obvious when it comes time to change the water in your fish tank. When you clean out the gravel, you’ll get a lot of muddy water.
Do you have muddy waters? If you have a fish tank, add a catfish to the tank and see if your water gets cleaner.
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The My Fun Fish Tank is a self-cleaning fish tank that promises to be a perfect, addition to any room; simply add fresh water whenever the tank needs cleaning, and the dirty water is forced out through the attached spout. Changing your fish tank water and cleaning your gravel with aqueon siphon vacuum gravel cleaner is easy.
Photo provided by FlickrPour the water into a separate container that you will put the fish in while you are cleaning the tank.
Photo provided by FlickrFilters help clean and purify the water in your fish tank, but unfortunately, the filter cannot properly do its job if it’s clogged with filth.
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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!It's important that every fish keeper understands that filters must be kept running 24/7 without exception. The bacteria that live inside your filters require oxygen to survive. They get this oxygen from the running water in the filter. When you switch your filters off all the water stops running and the bacteria will slowly die. Once bacteria are dead they will cause a horrible smell and cause the aquarium to go very cloudy. Thankfully the die off is not instantaneous so you do you have time to clean your tanks and filters for all the bacteria dies. Filters shouldn't be switched off for more than about half an hour. If you do make the mistake of leaving your filters off for too long, or you suffer from a power cut then, unfortunately, you will have to cycle your tank all over again.Keeping fish can be a very addictive hobby and it's so easy for people to put too many fish in their aquarium. People often make the mistake of thinking that just because they've got a large tank they can put as many fish as possible in it. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work like that. Every fish, big or small needs a certain amount of water, just like we need clean and unpolluted air in order to breathe properly. What happens when you have too many fish is you are not able to maintain good quality water and therefore the fish will always be swimming around in the polluted water. If you've recently added some fish and your water has turned cloudy, take a good luck and ask yourself if maybe you have added one too many fish.Try to avoid any deep cleaning as it disrupts the equilibrium of the tank. The only time a deep cleaning should take place is if a disease outbreaks and cannot be controlled by any means. A regular cleaning schedule and water changes will prevent you from having to do this. Cleaning your fish tank may not be the ideal chore, but it’s something we all must do as fish owners. Your fish deserve to live in an environment that is clean and healthy just like you. With the right equipment and a regular cleaning schedule, your tank will remain clean and your fish will be happy.Â