Salt water aquarium info

Having an aquarium can be a great way to decorate any room in your home. Especially if you like fish. Most people never consider owning a saltwater aquarium because of the fear of not knowing how to take care of it properly. Never should you let that hold you back if that is what you really want. First off you can have any kind of water tank, but if you get a bigger size tank; your fish will have more room to move around. Plus it is easier to keep a larger tank chemically balanced.

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Once you get the tank set up, you should try and keep the water temperature between 75F to 80F. These temperatures will allow your fish to stay warm and alive at the same time. Never substitute the salt water for tap water because your fish will eventually die. The salt water is important because it produces a protective coating on the fish. The fluorescent bulbs you choose is as important as the salt water you use. For example you should always use 2 fluorescent bulbs to help the aquarium have a natural daytime environment. If you have live corals, you will need to use four fluorescent bulbs instead.

After you get your salt water aquarium set up, your next step will be to purchase salt-water fish. You can go to your local pet store to find the fish that you need. Look for healthy looking fish. Make sure the fish have no spots and swim straight. Don't buy hunchbacked fish because this means they are old. If you end up buying old fish, it can eventually cause you to have to buy new fish. Before you buy any salt-water aquarium, make sure you ask any questions you may have to the sales representative. This will insure you set your salt-water aquarium up properly from the start.