Regular replacement of the Fluval Filter Media Kit ensures optimal water quality for a clean, clear environment for aquarium fish. Foam Pad provides mechanical filtration to trap unsightly particles and debris, while Filter Pad provides chemical filtration to eliminate toxic impurities, odors and discoloration. Fluval Filter Media Kit includes three (3) Filter Pads and one (1) Foam Pad.
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*These temperate species will survive without a heater providing your ambient room temperature does not drop below 62 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter, you may need to use an aquarium heater. Always consult with your aquatic retailer for species' specific aquarium and heater requirements.
Note: Allow a minimum of 2 liters of water for every 1cm of fish, excluding the tail. Fish are usually sold as juveniles, so you will need to allow some extra space for your fish to grow. Some tropical fish require the use of an aquarium heater. Consult with your fish dealer for species' specific aquarium and heater requirements.
Aquarium Care and Maintenance
You will need to carry out weekly or biweekly partial water changes - but never change more than 40% of the water at any given time. Never completely empty your aquarium to clean it, as it will stress your fish and disturb the natural balance of the aquarium.
Note: Depending on your home environment, evaporation will occur at varying rates. Adding tap water will increase water hardness over time, changing the water's chemistry. Rather than adding tap water, add de-mineralized water or perform partial water changes more often.
Change your filter media one half at a time to preserve helpful bacteria. Only use aquarium water to rinse the media - never tap water. Never use soap or detergent on anything that will come into contact with your fish or their water. Take care when cleaning near the gravel - it can scratch the glass.
Only put your hands in the tank when absolutely necessary - the oils on your hands can alarm your fish.
Feeding your Fish
For best results, please follow Fluval Chi maintenance schedule recommendations.
Maintaining your Aquarium
NOTE: Regular replacement of the Fluval Filter Media is essential to ensure optimal performance. The filter media should be changed alternately in order to maintain continuous biological activity. To enhance bacterial actions, pour a dose of Nutrafin Cycle Biological Water Conditioner onto your filter inserts each time you change the media.
A beautifully decorated aquarium with fish is sure to bring positive energies and good thoughts into your life. Positioned with Feng Shui guidelines in mind, it is believed to bring prosperity and good luck. However, there are certain points that should be taken into consideration.
An aquarium is a living breathing biotope, and as with all living things, care and maintenance must be employed to keep the aquarium clean and not allow the water quality to deteriorate. The Fluval Chi contains an innovative filter and lighting cube that ensures that the aquarium water remains bright, clear and oxygenated, but does require periodic maintenance to ensure proper operation.
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