Frequently Asked Questions
Buying Aquafish products
1. If you have an existing account with Aquafish simply view the products online and make you purchase.
2. If you do not have an account and have an ABN you can purchase by using credit card or open an account.
3. Once your account is open you will be given a customer login, which gives you access to prices and Internet specials.
If you require further information in relation to opening and account email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much water should I change in my tank and how often?
Water changes may be done on a regular schedule or as-needed according to water test results. For most aquariums, if time allows, we recommend 10% water changes, done once a week, regardless of test results. If you use an under gravel filter or a shallow layer of gravel on the bottom, we suggest you vacuum out accumulated detritus and debris as you remove water from the tank. At a very minimum, we suggest changing 25% of the water at least once every four weeks. If you are correcting a bad water condition and more than 25% of the water is to be changed, add new water back to the aquarium slowly or do smaller water changes every other day. For water changes in excess of 25%, add one inch of new water every ten minutes so as not to stress fish, or upset the environment. It is possible to change too much water or change water too often, and this happens more than you might think. Always remember that an aquarium should not be a sterile environment that is clean enough to drink out of!
How to care for your Filter Sponge for a long-life
Firstly, regular cleaning is recommended
Never use clean water when washing your sponge this will usually damage bacteria living on your sponge.
You must remember your filter sponge is an important part of your aquarium. Simply move some water from your aquarium, squeeze your filter sponge until its clean in this water and return it to the aquarium.
This dirty water can then be disposed of ideally on the garden.
How to replace your filter sponge
From time to time you will have to replace your aquarium or pond filter sponge with a new sponge. To help continue a healthy cycle in your aquarium retain a small portion of the old sponge in your filter.