Aquarium tools and equipment!
In this article, let’s talk about the inventory and tools that we use in everyday aquarium life. We think that this article will be primarily interesting to novice aquarists, and experienced ones will probably learn something new for themselves.
Our aquarium being consists not only of the aquarium, filters, heaters and lighting. In addition, there are a lot of fixtures that help us maintain the aquarium. We will talk about them!
Video review of the inventory and cleaning of the aquarium
So, all the aquarium tools can be divided into: standard set and individually-specific.
The standard set includes: buckets, rags, sponges, brushes, brushes, scrapers, siphons, hoses, etc.
To individually-specific: poured pipe, feeders, scissors, tweezers, diffusers, aquarium tests, etc.
Standard aquarium inventory inventory.
The set is quite simple, however, many newbies make fatal mistakes when choosing it. Let’s look at the main aspects.
Buckets for aquarium water.
We need buckets to drain the “old water” from the aquarium, as well as to defend fresh tap water. Buckets and others should not react with water. They should not be zinc, copper, aluminum, painted or sprayed. All this will be oxidized by water, get into the aquarium, cause imbalance and death of aquatic organisms.
Aquarian dishes should be neutral – enamelled or inert plastic.
Cloths and sponges for aquarium.
Sponges for aquarium
Cloths for aquarium
By the way, such sponges perfectly cope with most types of plaque on the walls of the aquarium, better than some scrapers-magnets.
Aquarium brushes, brushes.
Brush for aquarium
Help us clean the filter hoses, UV sterilizers and others. Trifle, but the right thing.
Their choice is diverse.
For small aquariums, a magnetic scraper is quite suitable, and even for large ones. However, they do not clean off algal deposits as effectively as scrapers-blades.
If you have a large aquarium (cichlid or herbalist), we strongly recommend to purchase such a very useful piece.
In this case, there is a glass cleaner called – EheimRapidCleaner. Such devices can be found even on Ali, but, as a rule, analogs quickly break down, including, we recommend what we use ourselves. The catch of Eheim RapidCleaner is that due to the length of the handle, they can easily clean the back wall of the aquarium and easily reach the bottom in deep aquariums. The basic kit includes a handle and a nozzle-blade, which is easily detachable and it can work, for example, on the front wall of an aquarium or in a small aquarium. Separately sold additional nozzles in the form of a rectangular sponge, sponge-corner and brush. In general, a mashing piece.
Whatever the scraper you have, it is very important to work with it carefully, especially at the bottom. Those. so that the sand or pebbles do not fall under them and thus did not scratch the wall of the aquarium.
Siphons and hoses for aquarium.
Siphon for aquarium
Their choice is great – large, small, with useful options and even entire Python systems. In detail about the siphons we communicate in our forum, who are interested in this question, you are welcome – here.
In this article, let’s look at a rather exotic device – aquarium vacuum cleaners. The meaning of any vacuum cleaner is that they can work – siphon the soil without losing the amount of water in the aquarium. The water does not merge uncontrollably, the vacuum cleaner with the help of a motor delays the detritus into a special compartment and lets water back into the aquarium.
Aquarium vacuum cleaners are quite expensive, so if you are thinking about purchasing it, choose the best, certainly "not underground China."
Eheim quick vac pro – one of the best siphons. Ihmo In any case, when choosing pay attention to the density of the vacuum cleaner mesh. The mesh should hold particles of dirt. Any mesh will pass fine dispersed dust, you also need to understand this.
In what cases we recommend to purchase a vacuum cleaner. Well, firstly, if there are any problems with the skin of the hands, secondly, if you need a delicate siphon, for example, a carpet of ground cover plants, and thirdly, if the aquarium has a large area that requires a long siphon. Well, in general, you can combine – first vacuum everything, and then walk along the bottom with a hose – drip off and drain some of the water.
Individual-specific inventory for the aquarium.
Recently there was an article about them, we will not repeat, see here.
Here there is a diverse range. From simple to feed live feed:
Feeder for aquarium fish
Until specific. For example, auto feeders. There is a good article about them – here .
Also, for example, there are individual feeders for shrimp.
Why are they needed, you ask? Yes, indeed, shrimps do an excellent job with food and without saucers. But if you have a lot of them and you want to see a curious action when a crowd of shrimps gather in one heap … then this plate is for you.
In addition, if there is a pure shrimp bowl, this feed feed on the dish partly allows you to keep the aquarium clean – the feed does not spread throughout the aquarium, but is served, so to speak, by purpose.
Diffusers for aquarium.
This niche is also full of diversity – glass, plastic, iron, atomizers, etc.
Conditionally can be divided into "tight and weak." Tighter, they are pressed only by the CO2 balloon system, but they produce finer bubbles. Weak diffusers can push through creating slight pressure CO2-beer . For example, most glass bells are easily pressed through home-made installations.
From the "tight" we can give an example – the Fluvalov diffuser.
Or such a Dici.
As you already understood, diffusers are designed for spraying carbon dioxide in plant aquariums. From CO2 plants take the main building block of their body – carbon (C). The smaller the CO2 bubbles, the better the gas will dissolve in the water.
Forum topics about diffusers: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Scissors and tweezers for the aquarium.
Scissors for aquarium
Scissors for aquarium
Scissors for aquarium
Scissors for aquarium
The variety of these tools allows us to tailor them to our individual needs. With them we plant and trim the plants, the choice of tools depends on the kind of herbalist we have (ground cover, Dutch).
Tests for aquarium.
We talked about them in detail in this article.
Here we will write only the fact that the tests allow us to keep abreast of the pulse and always keep track of the processes that take place in the aquarium.
Actually, there is a lot of any small aquarium and, probably, you cannot list all of it. Lastly, we propose to look at interesting glass pots for aquarium plants.
They can fill the ground, plant plants and attach to the walls of the aquarium. Quite an interesting solution for those who, for example, want to make aquarium gardens of Babylon!
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