Keep your fish healthy and your fish tank clean with these simple steps.
You will need
- A large plastic cup
- A large bowl
- A scooping net
- A sink
- An algae scrubber
- Clean gravel (optional)
Step 1 Use a large plastic cup to remove water from the tank to a large bowl. Scoop fish from the dirty tank and put them in the bowl.
Step 2 Turn off the filter on your fish tank. Remove half of the dirty water using a cup, and dump it into a sink.
Change about one quarter of the water in the tank every two weeks to keep the algae levels low.
Step 3 Clean the inside of the tank with an algae scrubber. Rinse and scrub until the glass is clean.
Step 4 Scoop out the rest of the water until you get to the gravel at the bottom of the tank.
Replace the gravel only if absolutely necessary. The fish need a stable environment, so some remaining bacteria is good for them.
Step 5 Refill the tank with clean water and restart the filter. Let the filter run for about an hour.
Step 6 Scoop your fish from the bowl to the tank, and let them enjoy their newly cleaned home.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Scientists discovered the world’s smallest fish in Indonesia. A member of the carp family, it’s less than eight millimeters long.