Maintaining your UFO 550 aquarium
The UFO 550 aquarium has it's very own trickle filtration system built in, which means that maintanence is both exceptionally easy. As always, we recommend changing the wool pads once a month, rinsing the filter foams im a little aquarium water at the same time and exchanging these every 6 months as they deteriorate over this period.
Whilst exchanging your wool pad, it's always a good idea to remove a handful of the dirtiest bio noodles and introduce some new ones. Never change the bio nood completely as they provide a home to essential nitrifying bacteria.
A great tip for giving your water that final 'polish' is to squeeze in a bag of Advance carb or Chemizee down amongst the bionood on the bottom of your trickle fiter. Either of these will really improve water quality and should be changed every four to six weeks when you change your Wool cartridge.
Renew your Aquarium Lighting Tubes...
It's also a really good idea to change your aquarium lighting tubes every 6 months or so, as spectral output from fluorescent tubes will diminish over this period, which can often lead to an increase in algae in your aquarium.
Customers are often surprised by how much brighter the a new aquarium fluorescent tube is, bringing out the very best appearance in your fish, plants and other aquarium inhabitants.
A Spare Filter Pump Impeller
Another great fishkeeping tip is to always keep a spare filter pump impeller. These little devices are often the only moving part in your entire filtation setup and work incredibly hard, spinning several thousand times per hour.
It's inevitable therefore that some wear will eventually occur and performance be affected. Regularly checking / cleaning your existing filter pump impeller is a must and should be done once a month, but having a new impeller on hand to exchange when you need is a really smart thing to do.
If you need any help regarding your UFO 550 aquarium or it's maintenance please don't hesitate to contact us...
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