Cleaning Your External Items
Cleaning your aquarium can take all the fun out of fish keeping. With all the beauty and pleasure that you get from a fish tank, there comes the added and undesirable task of cleaning it out. By no means is the task undesirable for the degree of filth, it is more so for the level of effort it requires. However, unless the tank is in terrible shape with the fish preferring to live outside rather than in, aquarium cleaning it is a, pretty much, straightforward job.
There is no hard sequence or rule, the one mentioned below is given to ensure that everything goes systematically with no spills.
Now that the inside of the aquarium is squeaky-clean, time to focus on the outside. Stay as far away from glass and lime cleaners as possible. They contain ammonia and are fatal for the fish, so stick to a cleaner available at your pet store. The other convenient option is to use vinegar. Any brand will do the job and once done, begin the rinsing process. When the entire aquarium has been rinsed thoroughly, just rinse one more time for good luck.