Tip of the Day | Keep your carpet dry!

Do you want to keep that nice, expensive carpet dry? Or maybe you have a nice hardwood floor that you don’t want to get water spots all over? We’ve got the aquarium tip for you! Place an impenetrable barrier between your tank stand and the flooring that it will be on.

There are several options that you can choose from to accomplish this. If you want to keep it cheap, you can just buy a $5 tarp from your local hardware store and put it under your tank. However, your spouse might not like this option and it may detract from the overall beauty of your aquarium. Or, maybe that tarp can be rolled up and hidden under your tank stand when you’re not doing maintenance on your aquarium. If not, there are other options that are just a little more expensive.

If you want something that is a little more esthetically pleasing you can search a little more in your local hardware store and find impenetrable, vinyl, comfort mats in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. These range in price from $30 to $200 depending on what you want and the size that need for your aquarium tank stand.  Just make sure that you have a barrier that sticks out from the edges of your tank stand by a few inches on all sides. After all, water splashes are not picky!

How do you protect from erroneous water splashes during maintenance of your aquarium? Leave a comment!