The best way to keep your aquarium clean is to maintain good water quality. This will keep your fish strong and vibrant, as well as preventing disease.
It is important to test your aquarium water weekly to verify good quality in addition to a bi-weekly partial water change of no more than 25% to help reduce toxic buildup, remove debris the filter missed, and replenish the oxygen available to fish.
Feed your fish twice daily with API Fish Food which contains nutritionally enhanced proteins, allowing for easy uptake of nutrients and maximum absorption, resulting in less excrement for clear, clean water. Only give the amount of food fish can eat in 2 to 3 minutes depending on the species. Some fish such as bottom feeders and algae eaters will need up to 30 minutes to 2 hours. Take time to observe fish and the water temperature to ensure they are active & healthy.
An aquarium is a closed environment and in order for fish to thrive, water must be similar to that which could be found in their natural environment. Poor water quality can cause fish stress, illness and even loss. The 5 common water quality parameters are Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, and pH - all of which may vary over time and all are invisible to the eye which is why it is important to test weekly with API Master Test Kits or API 5-In-1 Test Strips. It is also a good time to add API Stress Zyme to keep your aquarium & gravel clean.
In a closed aquarium environment there are no natural rivers or streams to carry away debris and other waste materials. It is important to renew 25% of the aquarium water every two weeks. When you change the water, it is important to know that tap water contains chemicals that make it safe for us to drink but harmful for fish, therefore add a water conditioner such as API Stress Coat.
It is important to change your filter media & clean gravel monthly, however in doing so it can disrupt the fragile ecosystem of your aquarium. Use API Quick Start to strengthen it with ‘beneficial’ nitrifying bacteria that will naturally consume toxic compounds and help prevent fish stress. Also recommended when starting a new aquarium or changing the water.
Feed Fish Daily
Test Water Quality Weekly
Change 25% Water Every 2 Weeks
Restore Your Ecosystem Monthly
|API Master Test Kit||API Stress Zyme||API Algaefix||API Stress Coat||API Quick Start||Melafix|
|Use Weekly||Helps monitor water quality||Keeps aquarium & gravel clean||Keeps aquarium & gravel clean|
|Use Every 2 Weeks||Makes tap water safe when changing water||Restores the ecosystem to help prevent fish stress|
|Use Monthly||Restores the ecosystem to help prevent fish stress|
|Use When Adding New Fish||Prevents disease breakout|
At API, we understand the rewards and relaxation of fishkeeping because we have a passion for fish too. For over 50 years API has developed premium solutions with proven and effective results for your family and ours. API offers a range of testing kits, water conditioners, and nutritionally superior food, because we’re dedicated to making a better underwater world.
|Product dimensions||1.5x2.4x5.1 inches|
|Shipping weight||2.6 ounces|
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