Good old Ben Franklin is quoted as saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. That most certainly applies to aquarium maintenance.
Regular aquarium maintenance should not be limited to just water changes, some cleaning of the glass & filters, or just simple vacuuming of the gravel. While all of those actions are important, an extended maintenance program is essential and extremely beneficial.
Even the most moderately stocked aquarium is far more densely populated then anything we commonly find in nature. Just as with human beings, a population explosion in an urban area will require a more rigid maintenance and cleanup schedule, if we are not to drown in garbage and waste.
Therefore some measure of steady and consistent maintenance is required for our aquarium to thrive.
Add Algone to Your Aquarium FilterAlgone continuously removes waste from the water – the benefits of this are clear… literally!
Accumulating waste is the genesis of some of the most common Aquarium problems. Algae growth, green aquarium water, cloudy water, fish stress and disease are just a few of the most common of these problems.
All organic waste allowed to decay in the fish tank results in ammonia, nitrite, and finally nitrate.
- Ammonia and nitrite cause severe fish stress and will lead to death if not removed quickly.
- Nitrate not only promotes green water and algae growth, but it literarily presents itself as the ideal food source for algae, resulting in an “explosion of green” if not reduced to consistently low levels.
Solve and Prevent with Algone
While the aquarium filter removes floating waste particles from the water column, it does not remove it from the aquatic ecosystem until the filter is cleaned. Waste trapped by the filter therefore still decays in the tank producing the above mentioned ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
Regular use of Algone efficiently removes these nutrients and therefore is a vital part in preventing their associated effects. Once removed, Algone safely retains the nutrients within its pouch, and will not release them back into the water.
While water changes and filter & gravel cleaning are inevitable maintenance tasks for any aquarium hobbyist, Algone is the ideal tool to balance and maintain a healthy tank in between human intervention.