The Secret of Aquarium Maintenance


The traditional way of aquarium maintenance is very tedious.  It requires a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of patience.   Usually, most people give up the hobby because of the traditional way maintaining the aquarium.  Here is the process that one needs to undergo if they want to clean the aquarium in the traditional way:

1. Take out the fish and put in in a bucket.

2. Take out all the water from the aquarium.

3.  Take out all the display, stones, artificial plants, sunken ships, sunken treasure crates and skeletons.

4. Take out all the substrate and put it on a separate container.

5. Sanitize everything from the substrate to all aquarium display

6. Scrub the aquarium glass .

7. Put back the substrate

8. Put back all the aquarium display and rearrange it.

9. Put some new fresh water on the aquarium.

10. Put back the fish.

The New Way of Aquarium Maintenance

I don’t think that the process above is quite attractive to those who are about to engage in aquarium hobby.  Often times, the result of this cleaning process is a disaster for fishes and other aquarium inhabitants.  We are going to cut this annoying process into a couple of steps.  The traditional way of cleaning the aquarium is usually done monthly and take hours.  Now here’s the secret in maintaining the aquarium. This needs to be done on a weekly basis and will just take 10 min for every 20 gallon of aquarium.

1. Do a partial water change about 20%-30% of the water.

2. Wipe the glass if you see algae.

That’s the secret in maintaining the aquarium.  Simple and easy.  If you need to know more secrets about aquarium… please subscribe on this website to get the updates. You can see the form at the right side corner of  this site.

Effective Aquarium Maintenance Tools

Magnetic Algae Cleaner for Glass or Acrylic with walls 1/4 in. to 3/8 in. thick Magnetic Algae Cleaner for Glass or Acrylic with walls 1/4 in. to 3/8 in. thick 

Make aquarium cleaning easier with a magnetic algae cleaner. These handy professional-strength aquarium cleaners keep your hands dry as you scrape: magnetically connecting through your aquarium’s walls. A special extended reach lets you clean behind your tank’s trim and cover. Designed for both acrylic and glass tanks, each one may remain constantly underwater and is totally corrosion proof. Keep your aquarium’s walls algae-free the easy way with a magnetic algae cleaner. For use with glass or acrylic aquariums up to 1/4 in. to 3/8 in. thick.


Mag Float-500 Magnetic Cleaner for Glass - X-large - up to 500 Gallon Mag Float-500 Magnetic Cleaner for Glass – X-large – up to 500 Gallon 

This is a revolutionary magnetic glass aquarium cleaner, unique because it floats. Its buoyancy makes it easy to operate and easily guided around corners without sinking. The cleaning brush stays free of sand or gravel, preventing scratching, and the strong attracting magnets easily remove algae. Made with high quality cleaning material and felt, high grade ABS casing. Click here to see the Mag-Float in action!


Algae Scraper Algae Scraper 

Aquarium maintenance has been greatly simplified and made more convenient with Kent Pro Scraper. Revolutionary all plastic scraper that is safe for acrylic aquariums and will not rust even though it is remarkably strong enough to remove stubborn coralline algae off most aquatic surfaces. It even removes algae out of old scratches. Perfect for both fresh and saltwater aquariums.


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