Why is a Clean Tank so important?
Aquarium maintenance, and more importantly, regular maintenance, is probably the most
important element in aquarium success for several reasons.
1) Waste removal - Changing the water in itself will remove potentially toxic elements from
the aquarium environment. Ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, and other complex organic
molecules are removed and replaced with toxic-free water.
2) Stabilizing pH - Waste removal allows the buffering capacity of the aquarium water to
stabilize the pH, and fluctuations are kept minimal. It's important to
understand that the water being replaced is pH-buffered, and stabilized to the
3) Minimizing stress - When there are less chemical and physical dramatic fluctuations in the aquarium, the specimens tend to stay much
healthier, and sometimes even spawn.
4) Increased redox potential - Regular maintenance increases the livability of the aquarium water for
the long-term. Redox potential is a basic measure of the water's ability to
cleanse itself. Regular aquarium care increases the redox (oxidation/reduction)
level by keeping fresh toxic-free water in the aquarium environment.
5) Keep chemical levels in check-Over-dosing medications or additives is common, so
water changes can avoid potential die-off's due to poisoning or over-exposure.
6) Maximizes vitality and health-A healthy environment keeps healthy specimens.
7) Water stays clean and clear-Avoiding nitrate buildup and changing the mechanical and chemical filters keep the water clear and void of
8) Avoid detritus/algae buildup-Regular maintenance removes the physical waste products (scum), and allows the water to
cleanse itself more efficiently.
9) Keeps aquarium looking great-The physical environment simply looks cleaner, and it's inhabitants will stay
healthier. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule is not only beneficial, but
essential for the looks and health of your aquarium.
If you get confused along the way, don't worry!. Clean-A-Tank is available to help.