Just like wall-mounted TVs, these fish tanks can be easily fitted to the wall. The easy clean fish tanks are available in the market.
Tank cleanliness not only affects the appearance of your goldfish habitat; it can also affect fish health. A cloudy, dirty tank can increase your fish’s risk of disease, parasites, fungal infections, and behavioral problems. However, with some basic maintenance steps, you can easily brighten your tank, this includes draining and replacing the 1/3 water in the tank each and every week.
Draining your tank
Using a spacious plastic container, to scoop up your goldfish and a little water from the tank and transfer it into a temporary home. Turn off your tank’s filter, heater, air pump, and other equipment. As a safety precaution, it is advisable to unplug the tank from the wall to eliminate any risk of electric shock. You’ll need two separate buckets – catch the dirty water in one, and the other to treat the freshwater before introducing it to the tank.
Placing your dirty water bucket on a flat, stable floor directly below the tank, will also make it less likely to spill. Run your aquarium vacuum into the draining bucket from your tank. Make sure the tube is inside the bucket. Drain roughly 1/3 – 1/2 of the water from the tank. Keep siphoning or pumping until the water level drops to 30-50%.
Sanitizing your tank
Wipe off excess algae from the walls of the aquarium using a squeeze. Suction loose debris from the gravel at the bottom of the tank. This will eliminate free dirt, poop, excess algae and other trapped waste products. Rinse your filter out thoroughly in your bucket of tank water.
Slide the circular sponge off of the filter unit. When you’re done, change the filter and don’t forget it. Clean the ornaments and the decorative fixtures using the tank water. Don’t use chlorinated tap water, because it can harmful changes to the conditions inside the tank.
Refilling the tank with clean water
Fill your second, clean bucket with tap water. It’s best to use warm or lukewarm water. This is because the temperature in the tank will be closer to the water already in the tank previously. Add a de-chlorinator to the tap water to be safe for your goldfish.
Pour the purified water into the tank gradually. Wait 5-10 minutes before adding the next bucket of water and give the water time to achieve a consistent temperature. Continue until filling the water to its original level. Turn your tank equipment back on. Let everything run for about 20 minutes to bring the water temperature and oxygen back to their optimal level. Then, put your gold fish back in the tank.