Water Guide For Happy Aquarium Fish
Understand the different aspects of creating and maintaining the water in your aquarium.
Fish Tank PH
Maturing an Aquarium
Fresh Water vs Marine
The varied aspects of fresh water aquarium water can be confusing for the new fish tank
owner. Understanding and controlling water quality within your aquarium is vital. As the primary substance in your fish's environment it has a huge impact on all aspects of the fish that live in it. Mastering the principles and applying them to your aquarium will give your fish the best chance of living a happy and healthy life.
Each aquarium fish has it's own preferred water conditions. By looking at the fish's native environment you can gain some insight into the correct aquatic habitat. There will always be some variation and fluctuation where fish live so the goal should be to keep the water conditions within a given range.
Poor water quality is believed to be the largest killer of fresh water aquarium fish. This is all too often the case when newly purchased aquariums are not allowed adequate time to develop a bank of beneficial bacteria. The resulting poor water quality kills the inhabitants due to poisoning by ammonia. Understanding the nitrogen cycle and how to cycle an aquarium correctly is a must for avoiding such untimely deaths.
There is always much to learn about aquaria but water is a topic best mastered
early. We hope e-Aquarium's series of aquarium articles gives you a better understanding of your fish tank.
Products For Aquarium Water
In our shopping facility there are many
products available. You can browse the different categories and learn more
about them before purchase.
This treatments remove chlorine from tap water
Submerged devices that move water around
These moniter and alter water alkalinity and acidity
Treatments that are dissolved to change various water aspects
Products are available to test for and treat ammonia
Liquid treatment designed to improve water clarity
Turns cloudy water crystal clear
Hardness levels can be tested and altered
Unsightly algae can be managed
Geo Liquid sets up very specific water chemistry
These kits monitor a range of water peramiters
Meters can do the job of some test kits
UV sterilisers are devices which kill water bacteria and algae