As an aquarium owner, you’ll have many different responsibilities.
On one hand, you’ll have to carefully monitor your tank’s
conditions, including pH levels, temperatures, protein and ammonia levels,
and much more. You’ll also have to make sure the sea life you choose
to populate your tank can and will live in harmony with each other as
well as the conditions you keep in your tank, or else it could grow sick
and die out.
However, there is one responsibility that’s the most important of
all: regular and thorough tank maintenance. Maintenance involves cleaning
and removing mulm, changing out part of the tank’s water, and adding
any necessary water treatments to keep levels in balance and nitrate and
ammonia at sustainable levels. Here are three reasons why it’s crucial
you regularly maintain your tank.
Over time, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, and other contaminants will build
up in your tank. Each of these factors are extremely detrimental to overall
tank health. When your tank is happy and healthy, these substances will
be non-existent or extremely limited. When they build up, your fish and
plant life could get sick. An uncleaned tank is also prone to parasites
and other diseases that could cause your fish to die. Regularly cleaning,
balancing your chemical levels, and changing the water can prevent these
issues from becoming a problem.
Your tank filter, heater, and other equipment are all designed to help
keep your tank in good condition, but in doing so over time they’ll
fill up with contaminants like mineral deposits, nitrates, nitrites, mulm,
ammonia, and other problems. When these important devices become too bogged
down with these contaminants, they’ll either have their effectiveness
reduced or they’ll stop working all together, meaning your tank
will begin to rapidly decay into a state of poor health.
Improved Water Clarity
One of the biggest benefits to aquarium keeping is enjoying the beauty
and serenity that a well-maintained and healthy tank can offer. The vibrant
colors and peaceful, flowing life adds is a peaceful and eye-catching
addition to any space. However, a tank that’s filled with dark,
dirty water is more of an eyesore than an attraction, and can really put
a damper on your home. Make sure your tank stays clean and clear and you’ll
enjoy the beauty of your tank without interruption.
Learn more about maintaining your tank by talking to a Los Angeles aquariums
expert from Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc.
Call us today at 310-626-1448 for more information or to find out what we can do to help you keep your
tank happy and healthy.