Park Ridge QLD
"Task completed as requested and site left tidy. Thank you"
Cecil Hills NSW
"The service was great! He was very knowledgeable and gave me alot of advice on how to maintain it. Will definitely use him again"
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"awesome work Anh!! Thank you so much"
South Yarra VIC
"Narelle was punctual and accommodating. She was a delight to deal with. Thank you Linda "
"Narelle did a fanatstic job cleaning our tank. Very happy fish"
"Very thorough work"
"Excellent job! Thank you"
Clean my fishtank!
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Fish tank smell a little more fishy than usual? If you need to organise fish tank cleaning but don’t have the time (or equipment) to do a proper job yourself, you can hire someone to do it for you. They’ll expertly handle your fishy friends, freshen up the water, clean the glass, and remove any built-up algae and debris. It’s the best way to enjoy your aquarium and fish without having to deal with the mess.
The best place to find fish tank and aquarium cleaning services is on Airtasker. You’ll find cleaners with experience in a range of fish tanks and species, who will take great care in handling your pets and aquarium. Simply post your task, choose the best local fish tank cleaner, and organise a time that works for you.
Keep your maintenance costs low and choose the best aquarium cleaning service you can afford.
The average cost of fish tank cleaning is $50-$90 when you book your service through Airtasker. Your costs will depend mainly on the size of your fish tank, the specific cleaning tasks you need done, and how long it’ll take.
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Fish tank cleaning varies, depending on the type of aquarium and the level of cleaning required. Here’s what you can expect from the most common fish tank cleaning services:
The first step of fish tank cleaning usually involves testing the water. Your cleaner will use a testing kit to check ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH levels. High ammonia, nitrate, and nitrate levels can become deadly for fish, so they’ll aim to keep these to a minimum. The pH should be between 6.5-7.5 for freshwater fish and 8+ for saltwater fish. They’ll also check the water temperature to make sure it’s suitable for your fish species.
Most aquariums need their water changed every week to dilute the waste. Before changing the water, your cleaner will use a gravel vacuum to remove waste at the bottom of the tank. They’ll remove about 10-15% of the water volume and replace it with fresh conditioned water, removing debris, nitrate, and phosphate waste. If issues are found from water testing, your cleaner may also make adjustments by using an ammonia remover, conditioner, or filter.
Routine cleaning and maintenance
Aside from testing and changing the water, your cleaner will do a general clean of all surfaces inside the tank. In particular, they’ll clean around ⅓ - ¼ of the gravel per clean to help filter out the decaying matter, leftover food, and faeces. They’ll also service your filter, inspect your hardware, and check for potential problems.
Aquarium glass cleaning
An important part of fish tank cleaning is maintaining the glass. Your cleaner will remove algae from the internal glass using a special algae scrubber, working from top to bottom. Once all the algae are removed, your cleaner will siphon it out of the tank with an aquarium vacuum. Finally, they’ll remove any marks and fingerprints from the external glass by wiping it down with a soft, damp cloth.
Fish pond maintenance
Some fish tank cleaners also offer fish pond maintenance services. Most fish ponds will need cleaning every month, depending on the size of the pond, the type of fish, and the type of filtration system. Your fish pond cleaner will start by testing the water to see if anything needs balancing. They’ll skim leaves off the surface and remove any sludge from the pond base. Next, they’ll remove about 25% of the water and replace it with fresh, de-chlorinated water, before cleaning the pump and filter.
Redbank Plains QLD, Australia
6th Apr 2021
5ft fishtank and canister filter. Need someone knowledgeable with fish please
Ellenbrook WA 6069, Australia
7th Mar 2021
Gravel needs cleaning,clean glass,clean ornaments
Darwin NT, Australia
22nd Jun 2020
Hi how much would you charge and have you cleaned one before?
Brisbane Queensland, Australia
20th May 2020
I need my 5ft fishtank cleaned. Must have own cleaning equipment and have knowledge of how to clean
Narre Warren VIC, Australia
10th Nov 2019
I have a 6x2x2 that needs cleaning it’s been a while since iv cleaned it so I need to get it cleaned out ASAP
Cecil Hills NSW, Australia
2nd Jun 2019
I need my freshwater aquarium professionally cleaned
Very thorough work
Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218, Australia
30th Jan 2019
Need my aquarium cleaned ,
David was very professional and attention to detail. Very friendly , will definitely be using his services again. Highly recommend him.
Brighton-Le-Sands NSW, Australia
28th Mar 2021
Cleaning up my small aquarium
The Ponds NSW, Australia
14th Dec 2020
Aquarium and filter clean
Forster NSW 2428, Australia
30th May 2020
Outdoor large pot, needs scrubbing inside of it and clean
Woodcroft, New South Wales, Australia
28th Dec 2019
I need someone to empty and clean up an old aquarium.
Cronulla NSW, Australia
1st Aug 2019
Need a reliable Airtasker to clean my fish tank. Standard Airtasker cleaning tasks should include: - Empty tank of fish - Wipe down tank - Clean filter - Fill the tank - Add water conditioner *This task was created using a Template. You can still ask questions and make offers as you would on a standard task.
Cranebrook NSW, Australia
27th Apr 2019
Cranebrook On a monthly basis
Willmot NSW 2770, Australia
31st May 2021
4ft gold fish aquarium needs to be emptied & cleaned
Croydon NSW 2132, Australia
23rd Mar 2021
I need to have a small fish tank cleaned on Thrusday 25 March
Sorrento VIC, Australia
13th Dec 2020
Just need cleaning of a fairly large tank (2m?) fairly quickly
Parkinson QLD 4115, Australia
24th May 2020
What day are you available
Mentone VIC 3194, Australia
10th Dec 2019
I need to have some scratches buffed from the glass in my aquarium before i refill it. It is currently completely empty
Ormeau QLD 4208, Australia
3rd Jun 2019
Empty and full cleaned as have no time at moment
Richmond VIC, Australia
26th Mar 2019
my tropical fish aquarium needs cleaning and water change
Narelle did a fanatstic job cleaning our tank. Very happy fish