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Auxiliary equipment for aquarium

In addition to the basic electrical appliances and auxiliary equipment that are necessary for the sustenance of the inhabitants of your aquarium, not one aquarist can do without auxiliary equipment.

To destination nets can be divided into: – For feeding fish. This is a small net of a round (4-6 cm in diameter) or rectangular (4-6 cm sides) shape with a straight short handle and a bag (cloth No. 70-76). Fodder organisms are put in a bag, washed with water and fed to fish. – For fishing fishes.

The hoop of such a rectangular net with a side size of about 12 cm and a long handle allowing it to be manipulated in an aquarium. – For catching feed. The net diameter of the net is 25-40 cm, the length of the bag is up to half a meter, the handle of the net is telescopic or composite, about 2.5 m long. The number of cloth used for the bag also depends on the size of the feed. I immerse the net in the water so that the bag is located in a horizontal plane.

Moreover, the bag is moved in the shape of the figure eight: when crossing straight lines, pressure is made, and curves are carried out freely. The whirlpool created by this movement contributes to the suction of organisms into the net. Having made 5-6 eights, the net is lowered a little down, and then returned to its previous position and the movement on the eight is resumed.

Having made 30-40 eights, the net is taken out of the water. After use, the net must be washed, and after the sick fish are pulled out, the net is disinfected with a solution of manganese potassium.

Purpose windscreen wipers – cleaning of algae sight glass. There are conventional and magnetic scrapers and brushes. When using wipers with a metal blade there is a danger of damaging the acrylic or the seal between the walls of the aquarium between them silicone sealant.

Therefore, they must be used with great care.

Siphon It acts as a “vacuum cleaner” for gravel (soil), which removes detritus well. It is also useful for them to drain silted soil.

Since this procedure deals with a population of soil organisms or organisms living in a biofilter, it is quite a strong blow, you should not use it weekly.

During water changes (partial or full) hose necessary to drain water from the aquarium. A flexible plastic hose with a diameter of 100-125 mm is best suited for this purpose.

The name itself “sealantTalks about isolation. Silicone sealant is widely used in the performance of repairs, sealing works, etc. In addition, with the help of a sealant, you can make any equipment with your own hands.

However, construction sealants should be used with caution, as they may contain toxic dyes and fungicide.

In the aquarium buckets find the most various application. Dirty water can be removed with standard non-food grade buckets.

For clean water, which is filled with an aquarium, it is better to use enameled buckets, large boxes for storing food, containers for ice cream, etc.

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