How to Clean a Dirty Aquarium

A fresh water fish tank requires about 30 minutes to an hour of work a week depending on the size of the tank.

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What you will need: 1) You will need a clean 5 gallon bucket that has never had chemicals or soap inside of it. 2) A hose or gravel cleaner 3) A bag of natural or synthetic sea salt

I have split the work into two parts the tank which needs to be cleaned ever week on the same day and the filters which can be cleaned every 2 or 3 weeks.

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The very first thing you have to do before you start cleaning your fish tank is to unplug your tanks heater if you have one. The heater can not be allowed to be removed from the water while it is hot so make sure to leave it unplugged at least 20 minutes before attempting to remove it. The water help cool the glass on the heater if removed it could crack, or the glass could totally shatter. You should also remember to never stick your hand inside of any fish tank before making sure the heater is not only off but unplugged from the wall. A small crack in the heater could be more then enough to cause a shock to you that can be fatal.

After the heater has ha time to cool you can safely remove the heater from the tank or it the heater is submersible you can just push it down to the bottom of the tank.

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Now take any decorations you may have placed in the tank, so all you have are the small gravel at the bottom, this will allow you to get any dirt that those decorations may have been covering up. Now if you do not have a gravel cleaner you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet. You will need to stir up the gravel to get the dirt that has settled between the gravel into the water, and start removing the water into the bucket with the hose. Do not throw out the water you will still need it to clean the filters.

If you have a gravel cleaner, push the plastic tube into the gravel until it hits the bottom of the tank, then start a siphon into the bucket, every second or 2 move the gravel cleaner over an inch or 2 and repeat this process until either you have removed 15 percent of the tanks water of you have cleaned all the gravel.

Now at this point you can clean the Aquariums filters. The insides of the filters are used to grow bacteria, that help break down the nitrites and nitrates that are in the water from fish waste and uneaten food. To make sure we don’t kill all these Aquarium friendly bacteria, we clean the filter materials and sponges in the dirty water that I also full of the bacteria. Take everything out of the filters and rinse them of in the bucket of dirty Aquarium water, then give the sponge a couple of squeezes in the bucket and reassemble the filters, and put them back on the tank.

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Now before adding the water sea salt must be added to the tank. All water has some amount of salt in it and to replicate the natural habitat of the fish there must be salt in your tank as well. Add approximately 1 cup of sea salt for every 50 gallons of water.

Now you can add water to the tank, but you must make sure the water is the within a degree or two of the temperature of the water in the tank. A drastic change in the tanks temperature suddenly can throw the fish into shock and kill them or weaken their immunity and help give them a fish disease. I recommend filling the bucket with hot water and checking it regularly till it is the same as the tanks temperature, then slowly add the water to the tank, start the filters and the heater.

Cleaning the filters only needs to be done once or twice a month, but the water in the tank must be cleaned on the same day every week.

Fidget Spinners Maintenance

Fidget Spinners have recently hit the news as the most popular toy in 2017. With various different materials, bearings, spin times, quality and other features that make up a Fidget Spinner, we as manufacturers of Fidget Spinners in Singapore would like to offer our knowledge and expertise in order to help you create a sustainable collection of fidget spinner toys that don’t simply spoil or devalue over time.

Spinners range from the cheapest type, plastic tri-spinners, and increase in cost due to various features such as design, uniqueness, material, up till you get the best fidget spinners that cost in excess of hundreds of dollars. They are the best gift for your child, as they help with various classroom problems and act as a source of ADHD Stress Relief, calming them down and ensuring they are able to focus.

So it is no wonder that the students value the quality of their spinner today. But what makes a good Spinner? Here at Spinnerway we have been selling fidget spinners in Singapore for over the last 3 months, and have excellent grasp of what you should look out for.

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Ball Bearings: Most fidget spinners on the market today, especially the tri-spinners, use either a 608 sized Ball Bearing or an R188 sized one. The difference in bearing size is significant and affects the spin time of the fidget spinner. It is widely accepted by the top manufacturers and knowledgeable sellers that R188 ball bearings are the better bearing size to use in spinners, as they are smaller and more stable, allowing for more weight in the form of material to be contributing to the torque and spin of a Fidget Spinner.

Material: Fidget spinners are made out of a range of materials, but the most premium fidget spinners tend to be made out of stainless steel, brass, or various heavy metals. Plastic and aluminium are also used but are cheaper and tend to have many quality issues. Nevertheless, they are a good starting point for somebody who is just entering this hobby, and after all the first fidget spinners were made out of 3d printed plastic!

Quality: Premium Fidget Spinners are identified by a lack of wobble, a longer shelf life, better design and heavier material. While there may be cheaper spinners out there on the market today, a good rule to follow is that the cheaper the spinner, the more likely it is that it is made out of low quality production and does not follow the established quality control practices that manufacturers such as ourselves have learnt to adopt. Creating a spinner requires precise machining and adept knowledge from the size of the inner diameter of the bearing and creating a functional system to hold the bearing in place amongst other detailed practices. Take for example our Zenith Spinner, which was our flagship product when we first started selling fidget spinners in Singapore – made from machined brass, featuring a 5 minute spin time, its secret as a premium fidget spinner lies in the fact that every part of the spinner is precisely held together with little room for error, and this allows the spinner to revolve for extremely long periods of time with little to zero wobble.

Authenticity: Lately, there has been much debate about the quality of spinners and how to tell a fake from a real spinner. In reality, the only major difference in authenticity is whether a spinner is branded, and which location it is made in. Popular spinners like the Spinetics are a mix of perfection in that they are branded well, marketed strongly and carry the highest quality control despite being manufactured in China. Today, the debate continues on regardless of who is able to produce better spinners, but we ourselves believe that it is hands-on quality control and checking that determines the spinner, and authenticity should not be a factor except for those who seek to collect them all!

We’re hopeful that with the above short guide, you will be better equipped to choose the best fidget spinner for your child to play with. And if you are interested you can find more about fidget spinners by reading our fidget spinners guide. Get the best gift for your child today, a toy that can help him focus, is cheap, and is the trendiest and latest toy in town!

BOBBINS & BUTTONS OFFERS AFFORDABLE ART GALLERY FABRICS

 

UNITED KINGDOM – Sewing has been not only a way to make clothes, but also a pastime for many years. Thanks to Bobbins & Buttons, a UK based fabric and sewing advice site, finding the fabric of your dreams is easier than ever.

 

On the online shop, a customer can filter the fabrics by type, color, manufacturer, pattern, size and fabric weight.

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The site features more than 60 different fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics UK that come in several different patterns, weights and types. Most fabrics are available to be sold in fat quarters, half metres and full metres and all fabrics are between £2 and £22.

 

The fabric selection is high quality and suitable for craft and dressmaking projects. For more information on Art Gallery Fabrics UK, or on sewing in general, visit Bobbins & Buttons online

Why you need to charter a luxury yacht in Turkey

sailThe islands of Turkey make a beautiful backdrop that enhances any sort of occasion. Seeing them from the water while you are aboard your luxury yacht charter in Turkey is absolutely incredible. A luxury yacht charter offers you a level of freedom, privacy, and luxury that compares to the world’s finest hotels.

Being on the open water with everything you could possibly need to relax and a staff ready to attend to your every whim is a fantastic way to experience Turkey. If you are looking for an experience that knows no limits, then consider chartering a luxury yacht to transform your vacation, business meeting, or romantic weekend into the extraordinary.

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For the flamboyant businessman or the hedonistic couple, a luxury yacht charter is an experience that is completely tailored to your needs. Nothing is too much to request and your cabin staff is there to make sure you never have to lift a finger for anything unless you want to.

Breath-taking views of Turkey from the water as the sun descends and the nightlights come to life make for a romantic scene that every couple should experience at some time in their lives. Aboard your yacht, get an alternative view of Turkey that few ever see, while you dine on the finest local cuisine, prepared by a world-class chef, while you relax and drink cocktails that are mixed to perfection.

Sailing along the Turkey coastline is an amazing daytime activity and when the weather is right, you will have a beautiful day, unlike anything that could be offered from the world’s finest beach resorts. Your captain is there to take you wherever you want to go, with recommendations of the best places to visit on your boating adventures.

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The only thing that can match the marvelous view across the water, is the luxury that you can expect inside your yacht. A luxury yacht is fitted with the finest luxury furnishings. Everything from the bedrooms to the lounges and the onboard bar area just seethes a feeling of wealth, confidence, and satisfaction.

Impressing your partner with a custom-tailored vacation experience is what chartering a luxury yacht is all about, just the two of you on the open seas with nothing but the coastline and the horizon to confine you, the sense of freedom and peace on the water makes for a romantic setting that belongs in the scene of a movie.

However, chartering a yacht is not just for lovers, it is also the perfect place to close that big business deal you have been working on. Clients are always impressed by a day on the water on board a luxury yacht charter. Wine and dine your potential clients and increase your prospects of a successful close to your contract by showing them a good time that they will never forget.

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