Aquarium & Fish Tank Cleaning Service

Do you have the time to sustain a healthy fish tank? Most companies don’t.

A large fish tank needs routine aquarium maintenance, cleaning, and fish health checks for a pristine ecosystem. We provide a straightforward fish tank cleaning service so you and your team can enjoy a fish tank, without the hassle.

Serenity USA is the industry leader in aquarium cleaning services. It takes our service technicians 1 to 2 hours on each visit to make your aquarium look and run like new!

How do professionals clean a fish tank? Keep reading to find out.

Our Fish Tank Cleaning Services

We conduct extensive fish tank cleaning inside and out to keep your fish healthy and your view clear.

Watch the video below for a quick overview of how we deep-clean fish tanks!

Cleaning the Glass

By using a magnetic scrubber, we scrape algae off the inside of the glass. We also clean the outside of the glass for optimal viewing.

You’ll get an extra magnetic scrubber so you can wipe away algae in your tank before it gets too thick. Do this every couple of days for the best viewing experience. You may use a non-scratch cleaning tool on the outside to remove fingerprints or dust. A microfiber cloth works best.

Be mindful of where you want to place the aquarium. Sunlight can cause high water temperatures and more algae growth. Both of these can harm your fish, so we always check your tank for high temperatures. If you have any questions about the best place for your aquarium, don’t hesitate to give us a call or email.

Gravel Cleaning

Your service tech will vacuum the gravel to remove food, waste, and other harmful debris.

Gravel in a fish tank is much more than decoration. Its primary goal as a substrate is to break down the bacteria that make your fish sick. Without it, we’d have to change the water much more often. And that still may not be enough to keep your fish healthy.

We’ll check the gravel level and refill to the necessary depth if need be. We like to keep gravel depth between 1 and 2 inches. This makes it deep enough to anchor plants and shallow enough for effective cleaning. Also, during each fish tank cleaning service, we replace your plants with fresh ones.

Draining and Refilling the Fish Tank

Using a hose, we drain and refill your fish tank, instead of taking multiple trips to dump out the water. The hose hooks up to the aquarium from a faucet and uses changing water pressure to drain or fill the tank. You’ll need a faucet within 100ft of your fish tank for us to perform an efficient and safe service.

You should never completely clean a fish tank. To avoid drastic changes in water chemistry, we only drain 25% to 50% of the water, depending on its condition. Your technician will determine the proper amount. We then add a de-chlorinator, which removes fish-harming chlorine.

Aquarium Maintenance

Fish tank cleaning is only one step in the process. Ensuring your aquarium lasts a lifetime takes routine maintenance.

Our service techs start by inspecting a few areas of the aquarium. We check airflow in the bubble wand, UV lights, heater, pumps, and more. If we detect any issues, we’ll replace those parts at no charge to you.

We’ll check the woodwork of your stand for stability and damage. Your service tech will also dust off the stand and canopy of your unit, as a courtesy.

Do you already have an aquarium that’s not built by Serenity? We can provide maintenance on your existing aquarium!

Cleaning and Maintaining the Seamless Sump®

Serenity service technician cleaning aquarium sump system

On each visit, your service tech will drain, clean, and rotate the sump components. Next, they’ll replace the filter sock and Purigen in their freshly cleaned tubs. In other words, your filtration system will work like new after each aquarium cleaning service.

Our patented Seamless Sump® is a revolutionary product in the aquarium industry. It provides unmatched filtration, versatility, storage, and more. Visit our sister company, Custom Aquariums, to see how this product, and many others, can improve the life of your fish tank.

You may not have a Seamless Sump® installed in your unit, but that’s okay. Our technicians are trained in many areas of aquarium maintenance. This allows us to service many types of existing aquariums.

Refilling Food and Monitoring Fish’s Health

With our patented Unstoppable Hopper® Auto Feeder, you won’t have to feed the fish. Your service representative will set the ideal times for it to drop food in the tank. We provide more than enough food to last until our next visit, then we’ll replenish it for you.

Everything we do on aquarium cleaning service visits is for the health of your fish. They bring joy to the people around them and we do all we can to return the favor. Unfortunately, there are times when fish become aggressive, ill, or die. We will replace those fish with an appropriate species for your tank, free of charge.

Fish Tank Cleaning Service Plans

We offer comprehensive aquarium services for fish tank cleaning. These plans have the same maintenance activities (explained above) but differ in service frequency. We give you more than enough supplies to last between visits, regardless of the package you choose.

We welcome you to learn more about our aquarium leasing options.

Or, to learn about pricing for Serenity cleaning services, request your free quote today!


How often should you clean a fish tank?

Most fish tanks need to be cleaned every 2 to 3 weeks. Thanks to our patented products, we can provide services at least every 6-8 weeks. This may vary depending on environmental factors around your aquarium. For example, direct sunlight accelerates algae growth, which requires more frequent cleaning.

What happens if you don’t clean your fish tank?

If you don’t clean your fish tank, bacteria, fungi, and other viruses will grow in the water. If this goes on long enough, your fish will get sick and eventually die. Regular fish tank cleaning is the only way to remove this bacteria and maintain a healthy aquatic environment.

How much does it cost to have a fish tank cleaned?

The price to have a fish tank cleaned will vary depending on its size and other factors. We charge a low monthly fee that covers fish, regular cleaning, equipment updates, and replacements. Because our proprietary products allow for a longer service interval, we can reduce the number of required visits by more than half, saving you money.

How long does a fish tank cleaning service take?

A typical fish tank service takes around 1 to 2 hours. Time will vary based on the size of the aquarium and the complexity of the aquascape. Our initial service visit for an already existing aquarium often takes longer than the typical cleaning service.

Get a Quote

Do you want to learn more about our fish tank cleaning services? Reach out, and we’ll answer any questions you have and design a plan that meets your needs.