Most Frequently Asked Questions & Popular Topics
We have found that a lot of the questions sent to us are a lot of repeats. We decided to create a section devoted to the most commonly asked questions and popular topics talked about when cleaning fish tanks.
But remember that we are always looking for new topics to post in forum community. Send your new topics to the submission form here. The only stupid question is the one that goes NOT asked.
Can I Use Windex on my Glass Safely?
I have noticed that windex really cleans my glass nice. Is it safe to use this product on cleaning my tank? I am only talking about the outside of the tank of course. A friend told me that it can absorb through the silicone.. but I'm having a hard time believing that since it holds water pressure back. Need help.
What is a Water Changer? How do they Work?
I've heard about this so called "water changer" tool that aquarium owners use but I don't know what it looks like or how to use it. I know I need to change out a certain amount of water in my tank on a schedule routine but does this have anything to do with the water changing unit?
Bad Smell & Stink from Water? What is It?
My fish tank really has a stinky odor and I'm trying to get rid of it. What can a person do to fix this and what causes it? I want to rid of it and never have it back in my tank again. One of my friends actually told me it stunk so it was embarrassing.
Remove Algae from Inside Glass? How To?
That fish tank of yours is growing some algae on the glass and it's pretty easy to get rid of. Check out this small tutorial guide on how to get rid of it for super cheap. You don't need any fancy tools nor are we selling or promoting anything here.. just using a small razor blade you can rid of that algae easily and the fish will eat it as it falls off.
Gel Oil Residue at Top of Water Surface? What is it?
I have this dried up oil substance that is at the top of my water surface in my tank. What the heck is in my water? and how does a person fix this type of problem.. It is a new setup and I am trying to perfect all the different parameters of my tank. Need some help here please help.
One of My Fish Died.. How does it Effect Other Fish?
I know we all have fish die from time to time, but how does this effect the other live fish in the tank to just have a sitting dead fish in the water? I'm wondering more on the scientific side of water parameters and how it effects the water. Has anyone had a dead fish sit in their tank for a really long time?