Just clean!

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  • Noisy filter?
  • Dirty glass?
  • Reduced filter flow?
  • High nitrates?

​What do all of these have in common? They’re all potential products of irregular or inconsistent cleaning. If you have a power filter (HOB, canister, internal), clean the pumphead, impeller, and other components regularly. Clean your filter hoses too. Make regular cleaning of all components of your tank a part of your routine. But don’t stop there. Keep your supplies clean as well – buckets, water change hoses, brushes, etc. 

Regular cleaning (in conjunction with water changes) will also result in healthier fish over time. Adopt a consistent cleaning routine and you’ll spend less time problem solving. It’s really that simple. 

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