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!Critical Fishkeeping Equipment
Fish are not set-up-and-forget pets. Consider these items we personally use and recommend that make the setting up and maintenance of an aquarium easier for you and healthier for the fish.
Gravel Cleaner and Water Changer Water changes of 10-20% should be done weekly. Vacuum, empty and fill your tank quickly from any faucet with this gadget. No more buckets! Don't forget dechlorinator and a thermometer, too.
Water Test Kit. Fresh test kits are critical for a new tank. I lost some new fish in a quarantine tank when I missed an ammonia spike due to outdated testing supplies. Liquid kits are far superior to test strips.
Bio-Wheel Filters. The bio-wheel section maintains beneficial bacteria even when filter media is replaced. My Marineland Bio-Wheel has been quiet and trouble-free. TIP: Don't replace the filter media until it is about to fall apart. When clogged, rinse it in water removed from the tank. Over-cleaning can cause an ammonia spike.