A regular maintenance schedule is vital to keeping your 65 gallon aquarium healthy. Your fish will thrive in a clean, well-balanced aquatic environment. To achieve this you will need to do several things.
• Plan to clean your tank monthly and stick to the schedule and you will have much less cleaning up to do. The longer you wait between cleanings the more algae, and debris you will have to clean up.
• Don’t empty the whole tank at once. Remove only one-fourth to one-third of the water at each cleaning. Then add new water to make up the difference. Do not discard this water, instead use it to rinse off any equipment that goes into the fish tank or comes in contact with the tank water, so that you don’t have to use “un-conditioned” tap water which can harm the fish.
• Clean the tubing, tank and other surfaces with tank water. Never use household soap. If you must use a cleaner, make sure it is one made specifically for aquatic tanks.
• Add chemicals, salt and medicines only as recommended by a knowledgeable fish expert. This will depend on the type of fish you have (saltwater or freshwater) along with other variables.
The 65 gallon fish tank is a sizable one and it will make a lovely centerpiece in your home or office space. In order to keep your fish healthy and your tank clean, be sure to follow a prescribed maintenance schedule.