Hi, my name is Ryan Wells. I’m the owner of
a local fish store located in Lindon, Utah and I’m going to show you how to do a general
water change on your saltwater tank. Basically what I’m going to do is take out five gallons
of my water, which is polluted in essence, and replace it with five gallons of clean
water. First thing I’m going to do is I have my hose here, create a siphon I have a five
gallon bucket that I’m just going to drain that five gallons into. Here you can see,
this is the water that I’ve just taken out of the fish tank. If you notice how it has
kind of a yellow or greenish tint to it, that’s the organic pollutants in it. This is why
it’s important to do regular water changes. The tank on the other side is brand new, clean,
fresh water, salt, freshly made salt water. But the idea is when you’re doing a water
change, is you’re removing polluted water and adding clean, fresh water to the system.
Now what I’m going to do is I’m going to replace the water I just took out with five gallons
of clean, brand new salt water. The way I do this is by dumping this into my sump located
directly underneath my tank.