Aquarium maintenance, and more importantly, regular maintenance, is probably the most important element in aquarium success for several reasons:
- Waste removal – Changing the water in itself will remove potentially toxic elements from the aquarium environment. Ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, and other complex organic molecules are removed and replaced with toxic-free water.
- Stabilizing pH – Waste removal allows the buffering capacity of the aquarium water to stabilize the pH, and fluctuations are kept minimal. ...