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admin    November 19, 2018   CATEGORY: Aquarium Maintenance

6 Ways to Tell Your Aquarium Needs a Redesign

So you’ve had your aquarium for years, and you definitely wouldn’t want your home or place of business to be without one. But it’s clearly not the same as it used to be. There was a time when your eyes would sparkle just looking at your spectacular aquarium. Now, you have to squint your eyes just to be able to make out what’s inside. You’ve probably learned to live with it, but we’re here to tell you there’s hope. … Simply put, your aquarium needs a redesign. It can and will be restored to its former glory.

Identifying When Your Aquarium Needs a Redesign

1. The glass or acrylic tank itself is looking pretty shabby.

If it’s truly in poor condition, you might need the entire fish tank replaced. But if we’re talking only a few minor scratches, one of our aquarium technicians can fix that right up.

2. The live plants have staked their claim.

Once those plants overwhelm the fish tank, it’s time for them to be pruned or removed. Overgrown plants can suffocate your livestock by sapping all the oxygen out of your fish tank. When your live plants are overgrown, they’re also more likely to have a significant amount of algae, making it more difficult for you and your filters to maintain the optimal water quality in the tank. And, quite simply, overgrown plants will make it harder for you to see and enjoy the wildlife.

3. It’s become harder and harder to maintain optimal water quality.

If you have owned your fish tank awhile, there’s a good chance that the filters that you bought years ago aren’t functioning like they used to and that the algae levels are out of control. Unless an aquarium technician regularly maintains your fish tank, keeping it clean all the time can be a massive undertaking. As a result, algae and debris will accumulate. An aquarium redesign will address all those maintenance issues to help you start from scratch.

4. There’s an overcrowding situation going on.

When you first bought your fish, they were probably little and cute, so you filled your fish tank with all kinds of wildlife, plants, rock, and decor, with room to spare. As the fish got bigger, you soon found that there wasn’t so much room left anymore. If your fish are bumping heads, literally and metaphorically, your aquarium needs a redesign.

If your fish are butting heads, literally and metaphorically, it's a sign that your aquarium needs a redesign. For aquarium maintenance services in Phoenix, contact Seatech Aquariums today.

5. The rock and gravel are beyond saving.

If the rock and gravel are no longer in decent shape, or if they have become completely overtaken by algae and debris, they’ll probably need to be replaced. New rock and new gravel can give your tank a fresh new look, so it will inspire you to redesign your aquarium altogether.

6. You’re simply bored with the same old look.

Sometimes it’s as easy as that. You’re just tired of looking at the same old, same old aquarium day after day. A simple redesign can make you love your fish tank again.

Let Us Give Your Aquarium a Fresh New Look

If you’ve decided that your aquarium needs a redesign, we’re here to help. We can give you suggestions and install and maintain your aquarium in your home or business anywhere in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Contact us today, and we’ll help you make that aquarium look better than ever.

Contact our aquarium maintenance technician if your aquarium needs a redesign, for general aquarium maintenance services in the greater Phoenix area, or to have a fish tank installed.

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admin    January 26, 2015   CATEGORY: Fish Facts ,Industry News and Tips

Some Cool Facts About Fish that You Didn’t Know

I thought I would pass along some interesting facts that fish tank owners may not be aware of or have any ideas about the ‘why’ or ‘why not.’

How do fish sleep?

I know that most tank owners create an ambience with lighting so that at some point, it is low and/or diffused, that allows fish to rest. Since fish do not have ‘eyelids’ like you and I, I often wondered if and how fish sleep especially during those low-light tank times. Sleep to a fish is when they reduce their activity and metabolic rates. Once this happens, they seem to ‘float’ or hover in place like dancing seaweed. Sometimes they seek out a ‘safe’ spot – like burrowing in mud or among corals. It’s like finding a suitable nest so they can perform restorative functions, similar to a human’s need for daydreaming. Just to be still and quiet for a time helps reduce stress and even in their quite times, they are always on the lookout and ready should danger or predators approach.

Do fish drink water?

My next thought is do fish drink the water that they are swimming in. Freshwater fish live in water that is less salty than what is found inside their bodies. So they need to intake small amounts of water by osmosis through their tissues. Saltwater fish live in water that contain larger amounts of salt than what is found inside their bodies. They must take in larger amounts in order to live. Both fish drink water in order to equalize their bodies to their surroundings.

Do fish have a hearing?

Now I begin to wonder if fish can hear or detect sounds. We’ve all tried to catch a fish with our bare hands at one time or another without success. Think about the mechanics of a school of fish. They act in mass by swimming in the same direction and when one changes, they all change. Why? They coordinate their movements using the flow of water across their lateral line system. Any change in direction changes the flow of water, and then passes on to the next fish, and the next, and the next.

Why do fish behave oddly?

Finally, have you ever seen fish act ‘funny’ or display some ‘odd’ behaviors? If a fish flutters its fins or quivers and shakes in front of another fish, they use that as a defensive behavior. Fish can show submission as well. They either lie on their sides when another fish comes towards them, or they float motionless in a heads-up position.

For those of you that have wrasse or parrotfish in your tanks, they often scratch or bank their heads on a piece of coral. It’s not serious – just a way to help remove clotted salt from their gills. If other fish species do this, then they may be showing signs of having parasites or your water pH levels are too low. Some fish, like Catfish, Gobies, Triggers and others dig ‘pits’ in your gravel. This is their natural instinct for building a home, just like they would do out in the open waters. Gnawing on your coral? Wild Parrotfish are known to eat corals, and Triggers may use corals to sharpen their teeth.

If you want more help in coming to know your fish and making sure they stay healthy, call Seatech Aquariums today! Seatech caters to all types of clients – from large corporations to individuals with home aquariums. Jimmie and Mike will be able to help you figure out a plan, get started and enjoy your aquarium for years to come.

Need an aquarium check-up? Then Jimmie is the go-to guy. He will come out, assess your aquarium, make suggestions, and get your tank clean, sparkling, and well-maintained.

Don’t let your aquarium suffer the blues!! Let Seatech create the beauty of the ocean right in your own home.

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