Which Is Easier To Maintain Freshwater Or Saltwater Aquarium..

Is a Freshwater or Saltwater Aquarium Right for Me? - Living Art Aquatics
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You are an avid freshwater fish keeper. You have mastered the small community tank with tetras, barbs, and various gourami's and angel fish. You are versed in keeping the larger more aggressive cichlids whether they be African or Central/South American. Now you've found interest in the Marine world. You'd like to start a saltwater aquarium for the first time but you have no idea where to start or what types of questions to ask. I can help you. I'm certainly no marine biologist or deep sea diving enthusiast, but I have been in your shoes and I know what you need to know. The following will be an overview of making the transition from running a freshwater tank to beginning a saltwater tank. There is a ton of information out there and if you feel up to the read, please do. More knowledge certainly cannot hurt you. But if you want some of the basics of filtration, skimming, lighting, and live stock I'll share my point of view with you. The first thing we need to establish is what type of saltwater tank you want to set up.

Clown fish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and Candy Cane Coral (Caulastrea furcata) Courtesy of Yours Truly

Where do I start?
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Electing a freshwater aquarium is often recommended for those people who are starting with their first aquarium. In general, freshwater tanks are easier to maintain and present fewer risks. Also, freshwater tanks are less expensive than saltwater environments. A freshwater tank can be a glass or acrylic of any size. Most freshwater tanks include fish such as cichlids, betta fish, and tetras fish. Each of these fish can demand a different kind of tank setup, but all are simple and easy to care for. For beginners, start with a simple tank, a good filtration system, and a fish only environment. Implementing live plants into a freshwater environment can make managing the tank a bit more complicated. The variety of fish will not be as diverse, but the cost of these species will not be as expensive. Saltwater aquariums are more complicated than freshwater tanks
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Whether you desire a freshwater, marine or saltwater aquarium, Feldman's Aquarium Maintenance has the knowledge and resources to ensure your aquarium is expertly designed, installed and maintained. As a person ready to embark into the fish keeping hobby you’ll need to decide if you want a freshwater tank or a saltwater tank, this great infograph compares saltwater vs freshwater aquariums and comes up with 3 main things you’ll need to consider.To set up a freshwater fish tank you need an aquarium, aquarium light, filter, gravel, test kits, nets, scrapers, food, a quarantine tank, and, of course, your fish.A freshwater fish tank will bring a wonderful sense of nature to any home or office. It is much easier to set up and more cost efficient to maintain than a saltwater tank.In general the cost to set up and maintain a freshwater aquarium are much less than a saltwater tank. The cost for both would depend on the type of aquarium, equipment and the fish you will keep.Both a freshwater tank and a saltwater tank are beautiful masterpieces designed to bring you piece of mind. In addition, if the correct setup was followed and proper aquarium care and maintenance is done regularly,you can have a little piece of underwater serenity for years to come.A freshwater aquariumis often the type of fish tank beginners choose for their home because of the perception that caring and maintaining saltwater aquarium can be difficult. But due to the availability of good filtration equipment, heavy-duty water pumps, salt mixes and test kits, beginner aquarium owners can now set up saltwater fish tanks without a hitch. To help you decide which tank is for you, take a look at the "5 C's" of tank purchasing below.