•Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly Maintenance for any size Freshwater or Saltwater aquariums in home or office
My recommendation for any beginning aquariist would be to use tapwater unless you know there is a reason to not use your tap water,such as your local municipal water supply is know to be contaminatedwith some toxin. In general, for a beginner, tap water will be thebest choice. It should be excellent for a wide variety of fish, isreadily available, is cheap, and is easy to prepare for use in yourfish tank (you just need to remember to ). Tap water usually hasknown and relatively stable parameters, and tends to be reasonablychemically stable, so sudden fluctuations in pH or other parametersare unlikely unless you start messing with them.
Of particular interest to aquarists are Lakes Malawi andTanganyika. While both contain hard water, the chemical compositions ofthe two lakes are very different. The water in Lake Malawi is richestin calcium carbonate, with smaller amounts of other salts. LakeTanganyika, by contrast, contains hardly any calcium salts, and insteadcontains various magnesium, sodium and potassium salts, includingcarbonates, chlorides, and sulphates.
Have you experienced cloudy water in your aquarium?
When water in an aquarium is green, algae are present.
Cloudy aquarium water is not something you want to have in your display aquarium. White cloudy water is usually indicative of a bacterial bloom. Green cloudy water is usually an algae bloom and yellow cloudy aquarium water is usually a result of high levels of dissolved organics or using new drift wood. Read on to find out how to deal with each of these water quality issues.Usually the result of an algae bloom. Read up on how to . The green cloudy aquarium water will not harm your fish but it is not the most pleasant thing to look at. This happens because of the amount of nutrients and the amount of light entering the aquarium. Your tank water is nutrient rich, which may mean that you're feeding too much, your tank may be overstocked or you're not doing enough water changes or a combination of all the above. The main problems are usually high nitrate and phosphate levels. If you have a saltwater aquarium consider using a and . Avoid placing your aquarium where it could receive direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will add fuel to the fire so to speak and direct sunlight will cause temperature fluctations as well.If you have white cloudy fish tank water or gray cloudy water in your fish tank and you have just set it up, it could be the dust from the gravel or sand. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your substrate before adding it to your aquarium. This can be difficult to do with sand but the dust particles should settle in a day or two.Yellow aquarium water can be the result of several factors. Fish waste, driftwood, decaying plant matter and other dissolved organic carbons (DOC). This often happens in tanks that have new driftwood and it is because of the tannins in the wood being released into the water. This should subside after the driftwood has been in the aquarium for a couple of months.