Three most important things to keep a clean, thriving fish tank

Owning an aquarium not only gives you the chance to own wonderful pets in fish – but also create something that can provide the perfect accent to any living space you have. That being said – whether you’re in it for the pets or in it for the aesthetic pleasure, you must maintain both in order to get what you’re looking for. 

Cleaning your tank is one thing – keeping it clean for as long as possible is another. So we collected what we felt were the three most important ingredients in order to keep your fish thriving and your tank looking great. Let’s jump right in!

Conditioning your water to work

We as humans need air in order to breathe. Not just air though – we need clean, quality air. Now if we’re talking fish? They need water – clean water. While most everyone is going to be using tap water of some sort to fill their tanks – there are a bunch of properties and characteristics of that water – properties and characteristics that need to be managed and cared for so that it’s a clean, healthy, suitable environment for your fish. 

These will usually come in the form of chemicals and supplements. Things  like dechlorinators and biological supplements should be available at your local pet store. Now remember – each aquarium will need different things depending on the fish you’re choosing to live inside that space. Speak to your local pet store representative to find out what the best mix is going to be for you. 

Maintaining pH levels

pH – when you scrape away the particulars – measures the acidity and alkalinity of your fish tank’s water. Keeping them balanced has a whole swath of benefits for a fish tank – but most important is it’ll help your fish resist illness and help to work to keep the tank clean on its own. Having good pH levels will help your tank better produce the positive bacteria you’ll need and kill off more of the bad bacteria. 


Whether its sports, investing, business, personal health – anything in life; it’s the people who find consistency in work ethic, routine, and productivity are the ones who rise to the top. And you know what’s amazing about consistency? It seeps into every area of our lives. Even keeping your fish tank clean! Our biggest advice is always this – build it into your schedule. Got time on Sunday between football games? Clean it once a month. We’re all busy – but if you want to get the most out of your tank, this is what you’ll ultimately have to do. Build a schedule and stick to it – that way the water is always where it needs to be and it’ll always look its best! 

We hope you found today’s blog helpful. If you’ve got more questions about keeping your aquarium clean, what filtration media you should use and the like, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!

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