Aquarium Gravel Cleaners
When you are the proud owner of a fish aquarium, one of the most tedious tasks you are charged with as cleaning the tank. Keeping the tank clean is nice for you because it allows you to have a clear view at your pet fish. Another positive aspect of a clean tank is that you fish will be healthier and happier.
One of the places that can accumulate the most grime is the gravel of your fishtank. Therefore, an aquarium gravel cleaner is a necessary item when cleaning a fish tank.
Previously, fishtank owners would have to empty their tank and clean the aquarium gravel by hand. This is not the case with the wide selection of aquarium fishtank cleansers that have been developed. From electric, to pump to siphon, Flexpetz has all the aquarium gravel cleaners you will need to keep your fish happy.
Types of Aquarium Gravel Cleaners
Siphon Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
This type of aquarium gravel cleaner is the most basic. It simply uses the action of siphoning your fish tank to create suction for “vacuuming” your gravel. The action of siphoning pulls the nasty bits away from the gravel. This is an excellent choice for someone who doesn’t want to worry about battery operated devices or for someone who prefers to change some of their water when cleaning the tank.
Pump Aquarium Cleaner
A pump style aquarium gravel cleaner is the type where the user pumps a bulb to create suction. This type is excellent for someone who wants precision control over where they are cleaning. It’s much easier to control flow rates and to ensure that your fish get the clean tank they deserve.
Electric Aquarium Cleaner
The electronic style aquarium gravel cleaner is usually thought of more as a quick vacuum. This type will suck up any solids from between your gravel, and the gravel safely falls back to the bottom of your tank. This style is perfect for a quick clean, however they can be quite powerful. So, you should be careful of you have a smaller tank.
The Benefits of Aquarium Gravel Cleaners
Using an aquarium gravel cleaner is important for your fish. It helps to maintain a healthy environment inside your fishtank. This will help your fish, but it also benefits any aquatic plants you are growing.
Uneaten food and fish waste sinks to the bottom of your tank and accumulates in the gravel of your tank. Ridding your tank of this debris ensures you do not build elevated levels of nitrites and ammonia. Ensuring minimal debris will give your fish and aquatic life a pollutant free environment in which to thrive!
While cleaning your fish tank's gravel will not remove all bacteria, it does remove harmful pollutants. Some bacteria are beneficial for your fish; however, removal of waste solids will ensure that your fish have a clean and cheerful home where the growth of bacteria is maintained at a healthy level.
While cleaning your fish tank may not be the most fun part of aquarium ownership, an aquarium gravel cleaner is a tool that will help you get the job done in no time!
Check out FlexPetz’s selection of aquarium gravel cleaners below.