Do you want to have a Discus fish? If so then it’s important to know some of the basics for taking care of freshwater or saltwater fish. Here are some of the most important issues to keep in mind:
Here are some key issues for maintaining a fish tank:
1. Water Testing
Make sure to check the water’s chemistry from time to, time. The best way to do this is to do the check when you change the water. Make sure to check the:
• Carbonate hardness
Regarding the water’s pH level make sure that it’s stable. Most fish species need a pH range from 6.5 to 7.5, but fish can make adjustments if the water is a little outside that range.
2. Water Filtration
The aquarium’s filter is an important part. Make sure that the filter is changed a minimum of every four weeks. If your tank has a higher fish load, you should consider replacing it more often. Tiny particles trapped in the filter will decompose. Make sure to also clean up the filter once each month by using water removed from the tank.
3. Water changing
This is one of the most important issues concerning aquarium maintenance. You should change the water every two weeks or so. Keep in mind that you don’t have change all the water. It’s enough to replace 10% to 15% of the fish tank’s volume. One of the best ways to do this is when vacuuming the gravel since it will remove various residue like a uneaten food the settle on the base of the fish tank. It’s recommended to check the chemical composition of the old and new water. If you use tap water, make sure to air out the chlorine for 24 hours before adding it to the tank.