I bought an ornament intended for aquariums at the pet store, at the same time I bought some new fish for the mature tank. I added some Rx to the tank, as I always do when adding new fish. Fish began to die. I couldn't see any symptoms, like ich or fungus. After awhile, I noticed the painted ornament was turning green (from brown). I saw that the paint was chipping, and it scraped off with a fingernail (while wet). I've removed it. Could it be that the ornament has been poisoning my fish? I did about an 80% water change and cleaning. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks
How Often Do I Clean A 10 Gallon Fish Tank With A Filter
With this method, fish food is added to the tank to produce ammonia as it starts to rot. The easiest way to think of it is to imagine you are feeding invisible fish. Every day you simply add the amount of food you would give the fish if they were there. As the food rots it produces ammonia. This starts the bacteria growing.
9 Celebrities With Fish Tanks: #8 Is Awesome! - Tankarium
Whichever method you choose for your fishless cycle, you need to get your tank and equipment set up first. You don’t need to have the décor perfected as you can fiddle about with this while the bacteria develop. But you will need to set up your tank, fill it with water, set up the filter and media and start it running.
Fish Tanks & Aquariums | PetSmart
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!No classroom is complete with out a pet or two. Our class pet will be fish that will be housed in this cool fish tank. The students will take turns feeding and caring for our fish. #fishbowl #fishtank