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    How to Keep Marine Fish

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Salt water aquariums look beautiful but they are about more than just how they look. Caring for marine fish can be a challenge, the tank needs to be maintained and cared for or it can fill quickly with unwanted algae. If you look after marine fish you can make their care part of your routine. This article will give you some simple ideas on how to keep marine fish and keep your tank looking beautiful.
     

    Caring for Marine Fish


    • You will need to test the water for nitrates and pH frequently.

    • If you want to keep your marine fish healthy you will need to check the pH and nitrate levels on a weekly basis at minimum.

    • If the test gives you high levels you will need to change the water in the tank. By changing the water in small amounts you can steadily bring the toxic levels in the tank back to a safe range; this is a very important part of caring for marine fish.

    • When changing the water you should siphon out the amount you want to change and put it into a bucket and dispose of it.

    • Mix salt in the proper ratio to match the salt levels of your aquarium. 1 cup of salt to every 2 gallons of water is usually recommended.

    • You should then test the water you have mixed and compare it to the levels in the tank.

    • Once you are happy with the water you can add it to the marine fish tank.


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