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A healthy aquarium means healthy and happy fish. Pet's General Store in Lakewood, OH has all the tools and the devices to keep that tank in great shape. Our staff has the experience and expertise to answer your questions regarding aquarium upkeep and help you choose the right items to make the job a breeze.
Anyone can keep a clean and healthy fish tank. It's not a difficult task, but it does call for regular attention and the right materials. There are daily and weekly jobs along with the vital job of tank cleaning with partial water modifications.
Everyday, after you feed your fish, remove uneaten food after about 5 minutes. Also, check your fish to ensure they are healthy and are behaving normally. Lastly, it's important to check the water temperature. Every week, check the pH, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia levels. If it's a saltwater tank, check the salinity. Also, check out equipment such as lights and filters to see that everything is working properly.
How often should you clean the tank? How much of the water do you need to replace? It depends on the dimension of the tank, the number of fish, and whether it's saltwater. Generally, you need to swap out 10-20% of the water every one to three weeks.
Follow these steps in your normal cleaning:
Prepare replacement water. If you use tap water, use a water filter to eliminate toxic substances. For saltwater, you'll need special reverse osmosis/deionized water.
Unplug electrical components & remove large accessories.
Siphon water into a container. Siphon along the gravel to remove the waste that builds up there. If you effectively regulate the circulation with your thumb or a built-in regulator, waste will be sucked out and gravel will fall back into the tank.
Remove algae. Use an algae-cleaning tool to help.
Clean your filter. For filters such as a sponge, ceramic rings, and fiber, rinse them in the water you removed and quickly reinstall} them to avoid losing important microorganisms. Filters that contain carbon and other absorbers will need to be frequently replaced.
Add the replacement water.
Clean your tank's outside with a proper cleaner and cloth.
As you can see, the right devices and products are essential. Thankfully, Pet's General Store in Lakewood, OH understands what's required and is your one-stop-shop for all your tank maintenance needs. Call (216) 226-0886 or stop by our store today!
Very knowledgeable. Great staff. Enjoy going everytime. They always have a different variety of animals, fish, and reptilians. If there is anything you need for your pets theyost likely have it, if not then they will try there best to get you what you need or want. I go in approximately 3 times a month to get my ball python some food and they always have some in. Never have to wait for it. Great job guys and girls, keep up the great work.
Great service and cool store
Great friendly place. I love the setup!
Been going here well over a decade. They are family owned, well priced, clean, friendly & educated in everything pet. No need to go anywhere else. PLUS, they have an indoor pond & cater to people like me with ponds & carry rare pond plants & needs... pics of my pond below & the plants & things I got from them .... hard to find some of these floating pond plants ...... - thank u for that & LOVE your indoor pond in the store...never get rid of it.
NO need to go anywhere else for any pet needs. ... priced great , family owned & alot of POND stuff, rare pond plants to buy & even an indoor impressive pond in the pet store !! I bought alot of plants there this year.
Nice people , clean store, great prices. Love it, been going for well over a decade.