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First Steps To Saltwater Aquarium Set Up

Aug 10, 2008
So, you've decided that owning an aquarium would be a nice feature to add to the home. Owning and managing an aquarium can be a bit of a daunting task at first because there are so many variables that need to be taken care of. Not to mention the fact you don't know what you are doing. This guide is here to help ease the worry by going over some of the basics that every saltwater aquarium needs for proper use.

First, we need to know what kind of fish will be living in the tank. Putting the wrong fish together can be disaster. Some may not make it due to the living conditions, others may get injured while in the tank, and the two different fish may get into constant fights. Usually one fish will eventually not come out from these fights alive. Make sure to know the personality of the species of fish you're about to place into a tank together. Typically, you'll want to stay away from sticking aggressive fish with each other.

Next we need to have all the equipment that runs the aquarium. Get a tank that will fit in the space or display area that you have in mind. Make sure it fits wanted area from the start and that there is enough room for the kinds of fish that plan on being in there.

Lighting should be next on the list. Again you'll need to know some information about the fish. Some species prefer low lighting while others like to swim in a lot of light. Your choice here will also be affect if live plants or reefs are planned to be placed into the tank. Make sure to cover the lighting requirements of everything placed into the saltwater aquarium.

Filters are the next most important. Without a quality filter, bacteria and disease can get out of control in the tank leaving your fish in danger. This also helps clean the water of anything excreted by the fish.

To finish up, there are a few other important items that are needed to properly run a saltwater aquarium. A heater is use to regulate the temperature of the water at the required levels of the fish. Bigger tanks may need more than one of these. As make sure to buy some substrate. This is the stuff commonly seen at the bottom of the aquariums and looks like rocks and pebbles.

Hopefully, this guide will help in the creation of your first saltwater aquarium. Do some research and keep the fish's needs in mind and everything should go fine.
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Justin Oliver owns a shop with cheap aquariums and used aquariums .
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