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    Default Changing Water In Fish Tanks



    * Fill a bucket with the tap water that will replace the water in the fish tank. It is better to do this a day in advance. The general rule says to remove about 20% of the tank’s water. The most common tank size contains 40 gallons of water and 8 gallons is to be removed and replaced in this case.

    * Add tap water conditioner to the water in the bucket. The amount of water conditioner should be determined by the directions given on its container. If you have water processed in the reverse osmosis dionized (RO/DI) filter, you need not use the water conditioner.

    * Keep the filled bucket, an empty bucket and the tubing next to the fish tank, so that you are prepared to change the water instantly.

    * To circumvent any danger, turn off all the electricity. Excessive exposure to air may cause breakage of the heater in the tank, as it will react to the air outside.

    * Put one end of the tubing inside the tank and start suction by beginning to suck from the other end of the tube. Make sure that the end from where you are sucking is below the end of tube inside the tank, so that gravity pulls the water down into the empty bucket. Take care to place the tubing into the empty bucket, before the aquarium water makes way into your mouth.

    * Remove any solid waste from the fish tank. Siphon the gravel gently, to pick any settled debris and take it out of the tank.

    * Remove the tubing from the fish tank when you have almost taken out the required amount of water.

    * After you have removed the water, add the prepared fresh water to the tank.

    * You can now plug in any electrical equipment that you had unplugged earlier, to avoid over-heating.


    Additional Tips

    * One of the other general rules to be kept in mind is to change the tank water every month. However, changing the water every week is not desirable, as it will reduce the accumulation of the fish poop.

    * Take care that you dilute the fresh water into the remaining tank water. If you replace all the water in the tank in one go, some bacteria that are beneficial for the sustenance of your fish will be drastically killed.
    Last edited by minisoji; 01-29-2010 at 06:48 AM.

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    Thanq very much for the info....

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    Thank you, Its very useful , Plz add more tip to care fishes.

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    Default Aquarium Care Tips for Saltwater Fish



    In general saltwater fish are usually a little more difficult to maintain than their freshwater cousins. That being said, it is not necessary to be an expert in order to maintain a saltwater aquarium. Just as with freshwater fish, there are some saltwater species that are hardier than others. There are a few basic needs that if met will ensure that the fish are cared for properly.

    The most important need that any creature has is the need for food. This is not different for fish. It is important to mimic the type of food that a fish would typically eat in the ocean. These foods can be purchased in flake, tablet, or frozen forms. In addition, there are vitamins that can be added to the foods to replace any nutrients that may have been lost in the freezing or drying processes. Just as we humans don't like to eat the same thing every day, neither do fish. Keep a variety of food handy because they will not eat the same food daily. Research the specific needs of the fish before you purchase them to make sure you are able to provide the food that they need. Be careful not to over feed the fish. This will cause a build up of debris in the tank. Only feed an amount that can be consumed in the first two to five minutes. Try to remove any excess food after feeding time in order to keep the tank tidy: and take notes. Remember how much was consumed previously and try to replicate that at the next feeding time. Over feeding fish is a common mistake, especially amongst new aquarium owners.

    The next item on the list of raising a healthy fish is keep the water properly regulated. It is imperative to keep the salinity levels, P.H. and temperature consistent in a saltwater aquarium. Test the water daily and make any necessary adjustments immediately. Check the water for cloudiness and clean the filter regularly.

    Have you ever heard the saying that a happy baby is a healthy baby? Well, the same is true for fish. Fish should be made to feel as comfortable as possible in their new home. You should try to recreate their natural habitat. Research to find out what type of specific corals, sponges and plants the fish have in their open water environment. If a particular fish lives on a coral reef, try to incorporate that into the grand scheme of the aquarium. Stress can be minimized by providing ample opportunities for fish to act normally.

    Lastly try to avoid overcrowding the tank. This is another common problem that can be easily avoided. A general rule of thumb is one small fish per every ten gallons of water. Keep in mind however, that what is considered a small fish, may not be so small next month. Research, again is important because it is necessary to find out how large a fish will grow and weather or not it is compatible with its tank mates.
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    How to Keep an Aquarium at Home



    An aquarium at home definitely increases the beauty and adds to the glamour of your home. The aquarium is a symbol of status and it brings the oceanic atmosphere inside your home. The colorful sea fishes look really wonderful. However, it is not that easy to maintain an aquarium at home what it might seem.

    It needs your time and patience to maintain an aquarium properly. You have to be very careful about the fishes as those might not be very comfortable living in the small aquarium. You have to take care of them properly and feed them in time and also change the water inside the tank regularly. Here are some very useful tips on how to keep and maintain an aquarium at home.

    1. First you need to decide where you are going to put the aquarium at your home. Since a few electric gadgets will be involved with the aquarium, you need to keep it in an open space where you can reach the electric cords easily from all the sides.

    Also remember that too much of sunlight is not good for the fishes as sunlight might lead to the growth of algae which are harmful for the fishes. So you have to keep it in the shades. Also keep the fact in mind that the aquarium should be positioned in such a place so that it can be seen from all the angles.

    2. You need to change the water of the aquarium at least once in a week. If you donít change the water at a regular basis, germs will grow inside the water and the fishes will not be able to survive. Be very careful while changing the water and keep the fishes in some other water logged container during that time.

    3. You should also very careful about the feeding of the fishes. Take the right information about their eating habit from the shop you buy the aquarium. Then maintain their diet as per the guidelines. Feed the fishes the right kind of food at the required intervals. If you can feed them properly, the fishes will remain alive and fit for a longer time.

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    thanks, this forum is verry usefull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minisoji View Post


    * Fill a bucket with the tap water that will replace the water in the fish tank. It is better to do this a day in advance. The general rule says to remove about 20% of the tankís water. The most common tank size contains 40 gallons of water and 8 gallons is to be removed and replaced in this case.

    * Add tap water conditioner to the water in the bucket. The amount of water conditioner should be determined by the directions given on its container. If you have water processed in the reverse osmosis dionized (RO/DI) filter, you need not use the water conditioner.

    * Keep the filled bucket, an empty bucket and the tubing next to the fish tank, so that you are prepared to change the water instantly.

    * To circumvent any danger, turn off all the electricity. Excessive exposure to air may cause breakage of the heater in the tank, as it will react to the air outside.

    * Put one end of the tubing inside the tank and start suction by beginning to suck from the other end of the tube. Make sure that the end from where you are sucking is below the end of tube inside the tank, so that gravity pulls the water down into the empty bucket. Take care to place the tubing into the empty bucket, before the aquarium water makes way into your mouth.

    * Remove any solid waste from the fish tank. Siphon the gravel gently, to pick any settled debris and take it out of the tank.

    * Remove the tubing from the fish tank when you have almost taken out the required amount of water.

    * After you have removed the water, add the prepared fresh water to the tank.

    * You can now plug in any electrical equipment that you had unplugged earlier, to avoid over-heating.


    Additional Tips

    * One of the other general rules to be kept in mind is to change the tank water every month. However, changing the water every week is not desirable, as it will reduce the accumulation of the fish poop.

    * Take care that you dilute the fresh water into the remaining tank water. If you replace all the water in the tank in one go, some bacteria that are beneficial for the sustenance of your fish will be drastically killed.

    Chanege thats all you can do, water in see or rever chages all the time so must do U

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    Really this is a beautiful post with good information.

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