Introduction: How to Clean a Dirty Fish Tank
How to Clean a fish tank
Step 1: Step 1
Take the plants out of your fish tank. This will make it easier to clean the tank and the plants.
Step 2: Step 2
After you have the plants out use the cyphon to vacuum out the water and the algae out of the rocks. Make sure as the water lowers you turn off the pump. Leaving the pump on with no water could ruin it.
Step 3: Step 3
After you finish "vacuuming" the water. Use a brush, or something to scrap the algae of the sides of the tank. Move the rocks out of the way to make it easier to scrub the sides.
Step 4: Step 4
Take out the pump to clean it.
Step 5: Step 5
Clean your filter. Use a toothbrush, that no one uses, to scrub off some of the algae in it. You wont be able to get all of it off.
Your filter should not look like this! Make sure you replace them often.
Your filter should look like this after you replace the old stuff.
Step 8: Step 6
Clean the plants. You can do this by place the plant between your hand and rubbing it really fast under warm water. Most of the noticeable algae should come off.
Step 9: Step 7
Pour some water back into the tank. Then put the filter/pump back in the tank. Fill it up with water before plugging it back in.
Step 10: Step 8
Now add your plants back in.
Step 11: Step 9
Now finsih filling up your tank with water.
Step 12: Your Tank Is Now Clean! YAY!!!!
Let the water sit for awhile. Then it will turn clearer than before.