Frequently asked questions
We recommend conducting a partial water change at least twice a month but no more than once a week. Never take out more than 50% of the water in your aquarium. Plants and fish don’t like their water to be too sterile.
Like it’s name implies, an under gravel filter sucks water from under the gravel, as opposed to, from above the gravel. These filters are cosmetically pleasing because you don’t see them. In addition, under gravel filters suck nutrients towards plant roots and there isn’t a danger of your fish getting sucked into one.
We will setup the entire tank(s) with: lighting, filtration, gravel, plants, fish and of course water. After we setup your tank, we will come every week, two weeks or once a month for a: tank cleaning, pH test, partial water change(if needed) and fish health evaluation.
pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and is a measure of how acidic or basic a solution is. Fish are sensitive to the pH level in their water which is why a regular partial water change is required. If you don’t change the water, the pH level will tend to creep down to an undesirable level. Freshwater fish like pH levels between 6.8-7.5 while saltwater fish like a 8.2-8.4 range.