New Tank Shopping List - Tank Cleaning


Shop Python Siphons

1. Siphon

Siphons are a quick and easy way to remove detritus from the sand bed, uneaten fish food, fish poop, and they even help when performing a water change. A siphon can be started with a simple flexible tube or a more specialized system like the Python products. No matter what you use, having some sort of siphon on hand will make your tank cleaning life so much easier.

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2. Algae Magnet

It's normal for an algae film to start building up on the inside of the aquarium, but cleaning it every few days can be an annoying task if you don't have the right tool. Magnetic algae cleaners are on almost every tank at BRS because they make removing this film a breeze and you don't even have to get your hands wet. They're offered in several different magnet strengths, so no matter the thickness of your aquarium glass, you'll be able to find the perfect fit.

Shop Glass Cleaner

3. Glass Cleaner

Just like the inside of the aquarium glass, the outside will need to be cleaned periodically too. Whether it's drips, spills, or fingerprints, you'll want to clean them off to keep your aquarium looking its best. While vinegar and water do work, we like to use a purpose built, aquarium-safe cleaning spray to get the job done. Not only do these sprays get the job done quickly and easily, they also don't have that pungent vinegar smell. Pair it up with an E-Cloth and you're good to go!

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4. Pump Cleaner

When pumps get gunked up, they slow down. When they slow down, your aquarium is no longer getting the flow it needs, which can lead to a host of issues. The easiest way to keep your pumps running their best is to clean them with a citric acid solution. This solution is usually mixed to about the same strength as vinegar, but without the smell. After a short time soaking, any build up will be easy to remove with a soft bristled brush.