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May 28, 2008
A saltwater water aquarium is a type of container-equipment where you keep your marine animals and plants. It has a setting similar to a saltwater environment. The difference between saltwater and freshwater aquarium is mainly for its water composition as well as the inhabitants' adaptation to its water system. To have a stable saltwater aquarium, it necessitates more equipment in order to maintain the saltwater composition. It also requires a stricter monitoring of the water's quality. This is mainly because your marine animals' life depends on.

Are you a lover of the sea and its underwater gems? Having it right in your home is a just one step from the various possibilities you do to have a taste of the calm sea in your abode. By having a saltwater aquarium, also known as a marine aquarium, it makes the sea so much nearer than it should be.

With its beautiful and majestic view, it can make your senses savor the calmness and relaxing features. It can sweep you away, dwelling in solitary moments of the blue calm ocean floor. More than ever, it can drive you to relaxation and pure bliss, away from the hustle and bustle of life. This is one purpose of an aquarium; you can spend your whole time looking at the marine animals inside without bothering to go out of town or to the nearest coast.

A saltwater water aquarium is a type of container-equipment where you keep your marine animals and plants. It has a setting similar to a saltwater environment. It has a setting similar to a saltwater environment. The difference between saltwater and freshwater aquarium is mainly for its water composition as well as the inhabitants' adaptation to its water system. To have a stable saltwater aquarium, it necessitates more equipment in order to maintain the saltwater composition. It also requires a stricter monitoring of the water's quality. This is mainly because your marine animals' life depends on.

Their different categories of saltwater aquariums, depends on its constituents. When you plant animals inside your aquarium and they do not have a backbone, these are known as invertebrates. For this type of marine life, a reef tank is used. Examples of these kinds of invertebrates are sponges, hard or soft corals, and anemones. If you plan on putting animals that are only vertebrates, meaning animals that have a backbone, a choice of either FO (Fish Only) or FOWLR (Fish Only with Live Rock) of aquarium is appropriate. If you do intend to put vertebrates in your reef aquarium, they would only be your secondary focus because your attention and care should on the invertebrates.

The difference between the FO aquarium and FOWLR aquarium is that the later has "Live Rock" content. Live Rocks are also known as rocks that are found in the ocean floor which contain live bacteria and other microorganisms. These organisms help in the biological filtration. Although the organisms are alive, the rock itself is already dead, thus despite the name given to it. This is due to the fact that this is already a dead coral. In addition, a reef aquarium also makes use of live rocks for its water sustenance.

There are various contents of saltwater aquariums. Generally, the following items listed below are the main contents of your aquarium:

* Tropical marine fish (ex. Damselfish, Cat Shark, Clownfish, Angelfish, Tangs, Butterfly Fish Bennies, Puffer Fish, Globies and the like) - You'll also find Puffer Fish, Porcupine Fish, Lion fish (also known as Turkey Fish), Jaw Fish, and Mandarin Fish available in pet shops.

* soft and/or hard corals

* Invertebrate animals (ex. anemones, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, shrimp, jellyfish and mollusks)

* live rock

Thus, there are several reasons why keeping a water tank is good. First of all, such an interest make people aware of how beautiful such creations are and would entail them to be an activist in protecting the natural habitats of living animals. Second, it perks the person to take the experience of caring for a saltwater aquarium as a somewhat challenge. This is as compared to taking care of a freshwater aquarium. Furthermore, the simple beauty of seeing the inhabitants of the saltwater aquarium is reason enough.

However, due to the sensitivity of the marine inhabitants, taking care of saltwater aquarium requires extra measures. First of all, due to the need for proper water chemistry, one should have the expertise of maintaining the solution of the water. Aside from this, you need the necessary equipments for it. Moreover, such equipments are quite pricey as compared to the equipments for freshwater aquarium. Plus, larger tanks are needed to provide space for the saltwater fish living inside the tank. Generally, a one-inch fish needs a space of one square feet between other fishes inside the tank. Lastly, the environmental issues brought about caring for saltwater aquarium has become a complex concern for environmentalists.

The classic and high-tech equipments you need for more trendy and reliable saltwater aquariums are as follows:

* Additives
* Calcium Reactors
* Heaters
* Live Sand
* Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
* Auto Controllers
* Chillers
* Hydrometers
* Medicine
* Salt
* Auto Feeder and Food
* Digital Thermometer
* Live Rocks
* Powerheads
* Wavemakers
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