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A Saltwater Aquarium - Beginners Guide to the Ideal Marine Stimulation!

Dec 12, 2007
Remember that marine saltwater fish is available a plenty on our earth and provide a wide array of colors and beauty that can be captured (the term is used metaphoric sense only) in your home's saltwater aquarium, regardless of where you stay on this planet! Many people desiring to keep fish do not realize the difference between saltwater and freshwater fish. This is important to know before starting your hobby as an aquarium owner. Enough literature is available at local pet stores and the Internet to learn about saltwater aquarium requirements and saltwater marine life.

What features are important if you wish to keep saltwater fish as pets!

Firstly let us realize that saltwater fish are very sensitive to climatic and environment changes other than what they experience in the sea water. Therefore simulation of marine environment in a fish tank or aquarium is more difficult and requires great patience and knowledge before one goes about creating a saltwater aquarium. The fish are imported from the seas and oceans, transported under stringent conditions inland, kept in pet stores under marine conditions and then sold at high prices to customers who have ventured into this hobby.

How to start and what does one need to know:

Remember that sea or ocean marine life is like a free bird that soars without boundaries and constraints. Therefore, maintaining an aquarium with saltwater fish entails much greater understanding and acumen than ordinary fresh water or river and pond fish.

Undoubtedly, the saltwater fish is available in a very wide variety of colors, sixes and shapes which can give immense satisfaction and pleasure for a proud owner - but it requires continuous care and maintenance to keep these marine creatures happy and healthy. Consequently, equipment and accessories meant for a saltwater aquarium are expensive and specific. All reputable pet stores, both offline and online, provide a good choice of such aquariums and one can easily obtain good advice from their customer service staff to be assured of a suitable system for the home hobby tank. Remember that seawater fish need special gravel and sea sand mixtures that are available and the inmates must never be mixed with freshwater fish under any circumstances.

Salient points to be kept in mind:

If you are considering a saltwater aquarium in that vacant corner of your large living room, do prepare wisely for those fish that need extra care and environment to become your good friends! Choose the species of fish that you would like to keep considering their natural habits, health history, and special needs and if you can get everything required for the species at a local store. With saltwater fish it is absolutely essential to be in touch with an expert or information available on Internet so that you can consult on various sensitive issues that can later give problems.

Saltwater aquariums can bring the marine life to your home, but it is worth noting that it is an expensive hobby compared to normal aquariums and needs more balanced or sophisticated equipment in terms of filtration, water flow, pH level, special gravel mixes, sand, plants and temperature control equipment. This can be quite different from the fresh water aquariums.
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