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Keep the aquarium clean
Keep the aquarium clean

Changing the water in the aquarium is a trick to learn

The basic test that most aquarists flunk is that of keeping the aquarium clean enough for their fishes. Either it is too clean or too dirty. Either way it is a sad choice for the fishes. One has to master the art of changing water in the aquarium in a way that the water is clean yet not too clean. The trick is don't drain off all the water, leave 20 per cent in the aquarium so that the environment of the fish doesn't change too drastically. Use a siphon keep it at one/fifth height, swirl the water so that organic waste floats, swipe the glass with a piece of clean cloth (anything fancy leaves scratches) and drain the water into your lawn. Fill up the tank with fresh water from bore well or tap keeping the air stone working continuously. Then, see your fish frolic happily.SERISH NANISETTI

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