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The Essential Checklist for your Aquarium

posted by on September, 01, 2017 in Aquarium

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When you setup an Aquarium, it is important to make sure you have all the tools and equipment you need to maintain a healthy, beautiful environment for your fish.

Here at Aquatix-2u, we have created an essentials list for all aquatic enthusiasts.


Aquarium Filter:

Keeping your aquarium in tip top condition is an integral part of fish keeping. Waste and algae can build up inside your tank which can cause an array of problems, along with making your tank look unsightly.

Fortunately, there are a great range of aquarium filtration units that can do most of the work for you.

Aquarium Filters work by pumping water through filter media, where dirt, debris and harmful bacteria are taken care of. There are a few different types of filter units to choose from, such as internal and external filters, biological and also mechanical.
When choosing a filter, it is important to take into consideration the size of your tank and how much live stock there is. This is to make sure the filter you choose can handle the amount of waste efficiently without a struggle.

Smaller tanks tend to use internal filtration units, as these are compact enough to be hidden away out of site whilst getting the job done. Larger tanks tend to go with external filters as they can hold a lot more filter media, and can clean a bigger volume of water more effectively.

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Heating Your Aquarium:

Some types of fish will require you to use a heater in your aquarium to maintain suitable temperatures to keep your livestock strong and healthy. Because fish are cold blooded, they rely on their environment to stay warm, and if your tank is not at the required temperature then your fish can get very poorly, and potentially die.

We stock a wide range of Aquarium Heaters that will help you regulate temperatures and keep your fish nice and happy.

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Aquarium Lighting:

After all your time and effort has gone into setting up your aquarium, it deserves to be shown off! Aquarium lighting enables you to showcase your beautiful fish tank for all to see, and there are some great options to choose from such as coloured lighting to compliment your tank and living space.

LED Lighting is becoming more and more popular as time goes on due to them being extremely energy efficient. LEDs can save you up to 50% on energy compared to standard lights, which makes them a fantastic choice for lighting up your fish tank.

Another unique option is the Interpet Bubble Wand, which allows you to run energy efficient LED lights along with an air curtain inside of your aquarium. Not only does this light up your fish tank, the bubble wand will create a fantastic display whilst oxygenating the water inside of your aquarium, helping to create a rich and healthy environment! (please note the Interpet Bubble Wands require an air pump).

We have plenty of options to choose from with our selection of Aquarium lighting, Click Here for more options





Treatments and Test Kits:

Whether you own a small or large aquarium, general maintenance and cleaning is fundamental for keeping your fish healthy. Fish can easily become ill if the water conditions are poor, and unfortunately most casualties occur due to not keeping on top of the water quality.

First of all, a water test kit is your first step. Water test kits allow you to see and measure the chemical balance in your aquarium which will give you a good indication as to whether you need to use any treatments.

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Feeding Your Fish:

Giving your fish a rich and healthy balanced diet is obviously a very important part for keeping your livestock in good health.

There are a range of specially formulated fish foods to choose from, all tailored to suit the needs of various kinds of fish. From food to increase growth to specifically designed colour enhancing formulas, you will find exactly what you are looking for right here at Aquatix-2u.

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Cleaning your Fish Tank:

Keeping your Aquarium clean is important for maintaining a healthy environment for your livestock. You already have a filter unit which is taking care of things, but it is still vital that you give the aquarium a clean every few weeks.

There are a few tools you can use to help with the process, such as algae scrapers and brushes, gravel cleaners and syphons.

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We have a huge selection of Aquarium products for you to choose from, including complete all in one Aquarium solutions, decoration and more. To be taken to our Aquarium section, Click Here