"The world would be a terrible place without fish tanks," she said. "We're just calling on people to use common sense. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. And when Mum's cleaning the tank, a child shouldn't play with the pebbles or sticks or splash in the water. It's easy to get infected."
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It is possible to clean a fish tank with the fish still inside unless you wish for a very thorough cleaning. You can start off by gently wiping the sides of the tank, carefully so you don't disturb the fish too much, with a small rag. This way, you can capture any algae or dirt on the glass in the rag. If the items in your tank are dirty, then you can carefully take them out, clean them off outside of the tank, and then gently place them back in. Just remember not to use any chemicals or cleaners in the water your fish are swimming in.
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Fish tank plants need pruning when they grow too large. You can prune plants with clean scissors or pruning shears. Snip off the leaves and take them out of the water so they don't decay and create ammonia.
This is how I clean out my back side mounted fish tank
It's important to note that you don't need to completely break down the tank everytime you have to "clean your tank" or perform aquarium maintenance. Most of the time you will just need to perform a partial water change (20 percent or so) with a good gravel vacuuming and maybe scrape a little algae off the front viewing panel. If you have a major algae problem then something is out of whack. You may be feeding too much, your tank may be overstocked, you're not performing frequent enough water changes, you're feeding the wrong types of foods, etc. Or, it could be a combination of the above. If you have a problem with cloudy water, please read the article on and be sure to keep up with your fish tank maintenance!What we’re not necessarily fans of is cleaning out that fish tank, but hey, somebody has to do it, right? So whether you’re a veteran fish owner who just needs a refresher, or a total newbie looking to get your first tank, here’s our guide to cleaning out your aquarium so you can keep your fish happy and healthy.We hope you all had a good week doing whatever it is you do. We spent our week doing lots and lots of cleaning, and one of the things we came across in our cleaning travels was a big ol’ fish tank. Whose fish tank was it, you ask? Ours, of course! There’s something calming about watching fish swim around from one side of their tank to the other. It’s so…peaceful, and we love ’em to death.Remember, it is very important that you not use any cleansers,solvents, detergents, perfumes, or other harmful chemicals whenrinsing out the used tank, as these can leave residue that may remainin the tank long-term and could cause significant problems for yourfish in the long run.