Here at Petware House we take fish aquarium maintenance seriously and have the products and expertise to help you do the same. Good fish tank maintenance will lead to a healthy aquatic environment and thriving, colourful fish which will provide years of enjoyment for the hobbyist.
Thirty to forty minutes of your time, every couple of weeks, will help maintain and keep any time-consuming and expensive issues at bay.
The single biggest factor in maintaining your fish tank is stability. As long as you major components are maintained and running properly and your fish are healthy, there will be no need for any major changes, even if the pH or hardness seems to be somewhat out of range; only slight increases or decreases of certain components will require your immediate attention.
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An essential of good aquarium maintenance is the bi-weekly water change. Under most circumstances, ten to fifteen percent of the tank volume is sufficient. An excellent method is to replace water while vacuuming the gravel, which will remove most uneaten foods and other residues that settle over time on the substrate.
Checking both the tank and the replenishment water are highly recommended. Tap water contains chlorine which will not air out. As a result you must use a water conditioner to neutralize the chlorine or risk harming your aquatic plantation and the fish. Using a water conditioner will neutralize the chlorine, but ammonia will still be present in the latter.
Finally, good practices stipulate that water should be checked on a regular basis and should be considered part of your aquarium maintenance routine. At times, it’s possible membranes could be damaged or my require replacement before its expiration date.
Various aquarium lighting performs different functions that aquarium lighting can serve. The primary purpose of aquarium lighting is aesthetic as it illuminate your tank and provides a nicer appearance while also making colors of your fish appear more vivid.
Here at Petware House, we carry special color-enhancing bulbs you can use in order to maximize color of your aquarium fish. Another great purpose for that can be fulfilled by aquarium lighting is the energy for live plants. Plants utilize the process of photosynthesis to turn light into energy and carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Because plants use light as an energy source, you need to make sure that your aquarium lighting system provides for that need. Give us a call here at Petware House or walk into our showroom and we will help you choose the best possible lighting for your tank.
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The heart of our business has always been Marine Fish and the Coral Reef. Our constant dedication to the saltwater hobby has provided the most diverse selection of coral, and salt water fish that the Fort Wayne, Indiana area has ever hosted.
We ensure that our livestock is collected and transported safely and properly from the time its acquired until you purchase it from us. This guarantees that customers receive the highest quality animals on the shortest supply chain possible and that we preserve our marine environment for future generations to enjoy.
Petware House receives new stock almost every week, and if you are searching for that particular fish or coral, we do special orders all the time.
Not to be over shadowed by our dominating Saltwater department: We have more tropical freshwater fish than any store in town. Everything from
Pond Koi and fancy Goldfish to Tetras, Oscars, Piranha, and Catfish.
We also have the areas largest fresh water plant selection. Including species growing on driftwood, potted, and loose bunches.
Currently we are expanding our selection of African Cichlids, so be sure to check back often for more varieties of these colorful fish.
Our discus are bred by a local gentleman and he is always hard at work breeding new varieties. The results of local breeding are much hardier and disease resistant Discus than their wild counterparts.
They acclimate quickly and feed vigorously upon introduction. Many of our customers have successfully had them breed in their homes too.
Petware House is also currently stocking goldfish, guppies, and rosy reds for all your predator fish needs.
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Did you know that there are more than 7,500 species of reptiles? That’s a lot! We at Petware House carry the largest selection of reptiles in Fort Wayne. Whether your looking for snakes, lizards, amphibians or insects, look no further than Petware House.
We are expert reptile breeders and have the most diverse selection of Ball Pythons in Fort Wayne. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information and your welcome to stop by to see what we have available.
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