Happy Healthy Fish!
Whether designing a freshwater planted aquarium, a paludarium, a saltwater fish only aquarium, or a one of a kind saltwater reef aquarium, we have all the answers and experience to meet and exceed all of your expectations. To ensure your aquatic friends stay healthy, it is essential to keep the conditions of your tank optimal. Filters help maintain the tank but if not maintained the filter can become clogged and cause more harm than good. Fish continuously produce waste, the food they do not eat decays, and potentially harmful byproducts slowly build up endangering your fish’s life. Fish tanks requires routine maintenance and cleaning to help sustain the delicate ecosystem in your tank.
What's in your Aquarium?
pH levels and your aquatic family
PH is the measure of how acidic or basic a solution is.
Usually, you do not need to worry about pH levels unless your pH levels are dangerously high or low. Most fish can live in a wide array of pH levels.
If you have elevated levels of ammonia in your aquarium. it will be more toxic if the pH is higher.
Filling from the tap
Water from the tap has chlorine or chloramine added to make it safe to drink for us humans. But sadly these are poisonous to our fishy friends.
Any time tap water is added to the aquarium, a water conditioner must be used to remove any chlorine/chloramine that is present.
Ammonia (NH3) is poisonous to fish. It is expelled through the gill membranes of our aquatic friends, introducing nitrogen into the aquarium.
But don’t worry eventually, Ammonia will be converted into nitrite by “good” bacteria.
Nitrite and Nitrate
Nitrite (N02) is also poisonous to fish. It results from some non-fish waste breakdown, i.e. uneaten fish food, and normal ammonia oxidation by "good" bacteria.
Nitrate (N03) is not as poisonous, but high concentrations for lengthy periods of time can injure fish. It is the result of natural nitrite oxidation by "good" bacteria.
What is General Hardness (GH)?
GH is the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. A low GH level is referred to as soft water, a high GH level is known as hard water.
Most fish can dwell in a wide range of GH levels, but some fish types may be more sensitive to changes in GH.
KH, Carbonate Hardness, and Alkalinity
KH, carbonate hardness, is the amount of carbonates and bicarbonates in the water.
Proper KH levels are important to help to stabilize pH levels within the aquarium.
With regularly scheduled partial water changes using tap water. KH will typically remain at a good level.
Is it hot or is it cold?
Normal range for tanks are between 74 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. (23 to 28 C). it is very important it stays the same because sudden changes in temperature can harm fish. Best practice is to use an aquarium heater to keep a consistent temperature.
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When it comes to fish health, prevention is better than cure. Most fish illnesses can be connected to poor water quality so, if your fish are behaving differently, start by investigating the water to rule that out as an issue. Here are some common water problems you can visually assess:
New Installation & Aquascaping
Whether you’re looking for something simple like a 5- or 10-gallon fish tank or a full-blown top to bottom packaged installation with fish and plants we got you covered! We install all fish tank from sizes small to large, aquariums require more then just water and some fishy friends. It’s important to have the equipment needed for proper installation to ensure Healthy living for your new fish family. We offer all items needed, don’t worry about the hassle of picking the right fish for the right environment, we got you covered. Also did I mention? WE COME TO YOU! That’s right we offer mobile services, While following strict CDC guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety, you don’t have to worry about going to the fish or pet store and hope the person at the counter will steer you in the right direction. We take the headaches out!
If you're looking for something more then the average consumer we offer Aquascaping! A fully built fish tank with all the beauty you'd want is the art of positioning aquatic plants, rock, stones, within an fish tank in order to create an aesthetically pleasing set up. We can help build any design you can imagine with endless of option for shape, color, feel, and themes. Our clients can select from live coral reefs, synthetic coral, live rock, coral skeletons, and many other aquarium specific decoration for their design needs.
Regularly Scheduled Fish Tank Maintenance
Here are some of the services we offer with each routine maintenance