By Erin Lindholm
Having a fish tank in the home is fun for family members of all ages. When properly maintained, fish tanks are both a joy to observe and an attractive decor piece. A home aquarium is a complete underwater world that brings a bit of nature indoors and inspires creative thinking and curiosity about science and nature.
For first-time aquarium owners, the good news is that they require minimal upkeep—especially compared to furrier pets in the home. Light, regular maintenance with the right aquarium products is the best way to clean a fish tank.
This guide covers all the do’s and don’ts of maintaining a home aquarium. We’ll cover everything from a step-by-step guide for how to clean a fish tank, a shopping list of essential cleaning products, and tips for keeping your aquarium clean. Let the underwater fun and games begin!