If you have ever cleaned your own aquarium, you know there are a lot of steps involved for proper aquarium maintenance, and if it is not done correctly, the health of the aquarium could be impacted. Our professionally trained technicians perform the following tasks during each routine maintenance service to help ensure the health of the fish, the proper operation of the life support equipment and overall appearance of the aquarium system.
Routine aquarium maintenance service includes:
Health Check on all Livestock
All of the livestock are assessed for health, including appearance and overall behavior within the community. Any changes in appearance or behavior can indicate a problem which may need immediate attention to prevent disease from spreading or aggressive individuals from wreaking havoc within a community.
Water Quality Analysis
A baseline testing of water parameters is collected at the beginning of each service to allow the technician to assess the existing water quality, which determines how much of a percentage water change should be performed. We also check if the system is performing at an optimal rate for the health and longevity of the livestock. Another round of testing is performed at the conclusion of the service to ensure that the aquarium is being left with optimal water quality.
Gravel Vac and Water Change
A percentage of the water is siphoned out of the aquarium while performing a thorough gravel vac. Performing a partial water change helps keep nitrate levels low. Vacuuming the gravel has many purposes. Gravel vacuuming removes uneaten food and fish waste from the aquarium. This helps to keep algae from growing on the surface of the gravel and prevents the buildup of toxic gases from forming.
Cleaning and Inspection of Filtration System
The aquarium filtration system is integral to the overall health of your aquarium. It is not just something that removes particulate from the water. The basic operation of any filtration system also aids in oxygenating the water. The temperature is regulated within the entire aquarium system. The filtration system also circulates the aquarium water. Filtration systems may use mechanical filter cartridges, chemical filtration media, or UV sterilization. A properly maintained and functioning filtration system helps ensure the overall health of your fish.
Interior Decor Cleaning
The entire interior of your aquarium is thoroughly cleaned at each service. The interior decor is cleaned. Interior walls are cleaned to remove any algae spores and all internal plumbing is cleaned. This helps to ensure that your aquarium system always looks clean and tidy, not covered with green algae. This process is finished by wiping down the exterior of the aquarium.
Complete Equipment Check
During a routine maintenance your service professional checks the entire aquarium system for wear and tear and proper operation. Any repairs which need to be performed or items which are malfunctioning are recorded. Any repairs that need to be performed will be brought to your attention by your service professional.
24 Hour Emergency Response Service
As part of our service agreement with our clients we offer 24 hour / 7 days a week Emergency Response Service. In the event of an emergency, help is literally just a phone call away!