Having a fish tank full of beautiful fish is an incredible decoration for any home plus it’s a good option when you want a pet that doesn’t need a lot of your time.
But, of course, one of the most important things for the health of your fish is… cleaning the fish tank. And I know this task can look time-consuming and challenging but today I will show you just how easy it can actually be!
How to Properly Clean a Fish Tank With Natural Ingredients?
Of course, the first thing you need to do is unplug everything and relocate all of your fish – they can’t be in the tank while you deep clean it. Then remove the hood and bring it to your bathtub so we can clean it properly.
Next you need to get rid of the water in the aquarium – I like doing this with a siphon hose and a large bucket. It’s easier and won’t cause a huge mess when compared to other methods.
Continue by getting a cloth or an old rag, dampen it in water and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Use this to wipe and scrub the glass.
The next step in cleaning your fish tank is removing any decoration and plants that you have placed inside. Make sure you clean the decoration and all the plants – I do this in my kitchen sink by rinsing them, washing with soap then rinsing them again.
Of course, another thing you need to clean is the filter. Remove it from the back of the tank, take it to your sink, and rinse it with water.
And now that your fish tank is spotless, you can refill it with room temperature water, place all the decorations and plants in there, and clean the exterior with a glass cleaner.