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Aquarium Water Treatment

Aquarium water treatment is an important factor behind any successful aquarium. Getting the water right from the start and keeping it that way will help prevent your fish from going belly-up!

When the time comes to fill your fish tank with water, it is important to remember that clean looking water isnít always right for your fish. Most things that will badly affect the quality of the water will be invisible to the eye.

Tap water supplies differ from region to region, having different levels of chemicals left over from the purification process. Certain purification plants also use different chemicals which are slightly more difficult to remove. These all need to be removed or brought within acceptable levels for fish to survive.

So a process of water treatment needs to be adhered to when setting up any aquarium for the first time. On top of that, the water in your fish tank will need to be monitored from time to time to ensure that a healthy balance is maintained.

With that in mind, for beginners we can split aquarium water treatment into some key areas.

  • Chlorine & Chloramine

  • The Nitrogen Cycle

  • Water Hardness
  • Experts or Fish Breeders may go into more detail in this area with things such as water PH. But remember; when you start messing in these areas you must be prepared for disastrous consequences should you make a mistake!

    One essential common factor between these areas will be the use of a Test Kit. It is always better to remove any guess work involved when getting water right. Having a water testing kit will give you accurate results and straight away point you in the right direction to correct any problems.

    Remember, make the effort to get the water treatment right now and you will avoid disappointment in the future! There are a number of issues that can be resolved by correcting problems with your water.


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