Aquarium Service and Maintenance

Overview of Aquarium Services

Orange County Reef Care Aquarium Services include a wide range of Aquarium services for both residential and commercial spaces. We strive to meet all of your aquarium service needs from the initial aquarium design and installation to regular maintenance and cleaning. We also offer emergency overhaul aquarium services when needed. Our company specializes in aquarium leasing, please call us for details. OC Reef care offers a wide variety of aquarium services, including fish tank maintenance, aquarium setup, aquarium cleaning, aquarium leasing, reef tank care, coral care along with offering aquarium rental for doctors offices, dentist offices, waiting rooms, lobbies, restaurants, etc.

Aquarium Service

  • Aquarium Design
  • Aquarium Setup
  • Aquarium Installation
  • Aquarium Leasing
  • Aquarium Maintenance Service (cleaning, water changes, water testing)


To best serve our clients, we’ve created the following policies:

  • Free estimates and consultations on system design, construction and installation, and maintenance
  • 24 hour emergency availability
  • One month unconditional livestock guarantee
  • Limited lifetime warranty on aquariums and cabinets
  • No delivery charge for livestock, pumps, lighting, food, etc.
  • Fully insured and bonded


Below is a list of tasks performed, but not limited to:

  • 10%-20% water change and vacuum (reef systems only)
  • 10%-50% water change and vacuum (fish-only systems)
  • Replace/clean decorations
  • Scrub algae on glass
  • Clean outside glass (tops included)
  • Replace/clean filters
  • Clean/Service protein skimmers
  • Service refugiums – trim Caulerpa
  • Clean sump area
  • Clean strainers
  • Replace overflow filters
  • Replace filter bags
  • Tune-up (ensure pumps are working properly)
  • Polish aquarium cabinetry
  • Fish health assessment
  • Water testing (Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates, Phosphates, Calcium, Alkalinity, Magnesium, PH, Silicates, Salinity, etc…)
  • Add trace elements, carbon and conditioners
  • Deliver livestock/fish food as needed
  • Fish/Coral feeding



Saltwater and Freshwater Fish-Only

10% water change using ocean water and RO/DI freshwater 10%- 20% water change and vacuum gravel
Fill sump with RO/DI water at desired level Rotate decorative corals
Scrub algae off of inner aquarium walls using magnet and hand scrubbers Scrub algae in glass, including gravel line
Scrub algae from sand gravel line and below Clean outside glass (tops included)
Change filter bags Replace/clean filters, including protein skimmer, Fluval canister, Ocean Clear micron, UV bulbs, halide and fluorescent bulbs, etc.
Add supplements Tune-up (ensure pumps, lighting, etc. are working properly)
Clean Protein Skimmer Clean sump area
Clean outside glass (tops included) Fish health assessment
Tune-up (ensure pumps, lighting, etc. are working properly) Water testing (calcium, alkalinity, nitrate, phosphate, PH, ammonia, nitrite, salinity, etc.
Clean sump area Add trace elements, carbon and conditioners
Fish health assessment Deliver livestock/fish food as needed
Water testing (calcium, alkalinity, nitrate, phosphate, PH, ammonia, nitrite, salinity, etc.
Deliver livestock/fish food as needed

Services per customer are customized and none of the above may or may not apply to each individual customer. Above only is a sample of services that may be offered.

Contact us for a customized Aquarium Service plan.

FAQ about Aquarium Maintenance

What is a refugium?

Information on what a refugium is can be found here

Tropical Fish Magazine article on Refugiums

What is RO/DI water?

Reverse Osmosis and Deionization explained in this article:

RO and DI Water explained






By far the best aquarium service in Southern California. My tanks are looking their best thanks to the great advice by Alfonso. Pictures are beautiful on the web site. I would definitely recomend this service to anyone who is serious about salwater aquariums.