Aquarium Polls


First Poll

What is your favorite brand of goldfish food?

TetraFin / Tetra
Nutrafin
Hikari
HBH
Laguna
Omega
Aquen
Wardley
Other Brand

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Second Poll

What is your favorite type of goldfish?

Pearlscale
Oranda
Lionhead
Ranchu
Fantail
Bubble Eye
Common
Comet
Black Moor
Ryukin
Other

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Water Changes

Siphon Bucket
Yellow siphon connected to a bucket used for cleaning the bottom of an aquarium



Regular partial water changes prevents toxic chemicals from building up in the water of your aquarium. It is recommended that around 15 to 20 percent of the water is changed every week or whenever water test results require it.


tank cleaning

CLEANING TANK WITH SIPHON TUBE



Every week, siphon off any debris that accumulated on the substrate's surface area.


Aquarium Water Conditioner

AQUARIUM PHARMACEUTICALS TAP WATER CONDITIONER

 

 

 

MONITORING WATER QUALITY



Check you pH and nitrate levels to make sure that they are within the proper range required by your fish. If not, you can modify the pH in slow intervals through the use of chemical additions. If nitrate levels are too high, the best remedy is to do daily water changes of 20 percent until the levels return to normal. Check your aquarium conditions so that you can identify and correct any problem that is causing the ntirate levels to rise, such as poor filtration, overfeeding or overcrowding.


Quick Dip Water Test Kit

QUICK DIP COMPLETE WATER QUALITY TEST KIT




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There are 4 comments
Posted by Nabajyoti – India
 

what do u think if the water is dull after 3/4 day after change the tank water completely???

Posted by Rachel – Virginia
 

Don't think of it as leaving "dirty water" behind when you only do a partial water change. The water contains beneficial bacteria your fish need to be healthy and if you were to remove it, you might end up cycling your tank all over again and causing unnecessary stress to your fish. Just make sure you remove the water using a gravel siphon to get as much waste and other particles as possible each time.

Posted by Dakota – Washington
 

Actually, I think that you should do a 15-25% water change (a week) and then a 50% water change once a month....So I guess that's leaving in some of the dirty water, lol. Technically no though...so, yea :D

Posted by carool
 

do u leve half of the dirty water wen u change the water