28th October 2019

firsttankguide
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What is the purpose of a filter in a fish tank?

The purpose of the filter on your aquarium is to remove excess food, decaying organic matter, free-floating particulate, dangerous chemicals, and the fish's waste products from the water. The fish excrete waste constantly as they swim around in the water.

Keeping this in consideration, how often do you have to clean a fish tank with a filter?

Depending on how many fish you have, and how messy they are, most tanks require cleaning about once every two weeks. Cleaning should involve: ✔ Siphoning the gravel to remove any debris and uneaten food, and changing about 10-15% of the water. ✔ Check the filter is working correctly.

How do you keep a fish tank clean?

To keep your fish happy and healthy, following these tips will help make maintaining an aquarium fairly easy and trouble-free.
  1. Acclimate your fish.
  2. Float your fish.
  3. Room to roam.
  4. Condition the water.
  5. Maintain proper pH Levels.
  6. Replace aquarium water..
  7. Maintain adequate water temperature.
  8. Clean the sides of the tank.
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