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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Aquarium

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Learn how lighting, feeding a water changes can help keep your aquarium clean. http://www.petco.com

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Learn how lighting, feeding a water changes can help keep your aquarium clean. http://www.petco.com

Remember the Aqueon and tips for a successful aquarium. One, only keep the aquarium light on for 8 to 10 hours a day. Leaving the light on increases the chance of your aquarium turning green, and decreases your water's clarity. You can also add a simple timer, which saves electricity and keeps fish on a normal schedule. Fish need downtime, just like you me. So give them a break and turn off the lights. Two, only feed as much as your fish will eat in less than two minutes. Fish have very small stomachs. And a pinch or two is all they need. Anything they do not eat will remain in their living area and can cause water to become fowl and cloudy, and may contribute to excess algae growth. Feeding small amounts two to three times daily is the perfect meal time routine. Three, change about 25% of your aquarium water once per month. This helps remove unwanted dirt particles, ammonia, and stale water, and replaces them with clean fresh water. Avoid draining your entire aquarium. Even though it may look dirty, emptying the entire aquarium to clean it greatly reduces the amount of beneficial bacteria that keeps it in balance. This can lead to a whole host of other problems associated with starting an aquarium from scratch. As the old saying goes, less is more. Doing less is sometimes better. And with simple water changes, gravel cleaning, proper filter maintenance, and following these simple success tips, you can keep an aquarium worry free for a very long time.