Maintenance Tips

Aquariums as a Hobby

Maintenance Tips

SUGGESTIONS FOR CARE:

  1. Don't overfeed the animals.
  2. Change 25% to 50% of the water at least once a month.
  3. Develop a quarantine aquarium for new or sick animals.
  4. When the water evaporates, refill with fresh, nonchlorinated water.
  5. Any change in the salinity or temperature should be made slowly. (Changing salinity as a treatment to remove certain parasites is an exception to this rule.)
  6. Test pH and ammonia daily. Nitrates should be monitored at least once a week.