Beginner Fish: Tropical Fish for Beginners in Saltwater Aquariums

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Well, for the type of saltwater fish tank setup (marine aquarium) described in this article check out the checklist guide below for the equipment needed.
LED aquarium lighting works really well for saltwater fish tanks. I find them safer to use and they solve the problem of too much heat.
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One of the best things about setting up an aquarium is choosing the fish. There are many fabulous saltwater fish and even some invertebrate that do very well in a fish only aquarium. When choosing the inhabitants for your saltwater aquarium, the size of the tank, compatibility of tank mates and the diet requirements are important considerations. Add alluring décor to your home with fish tanks & aquariums from Petco. Determine whether fresh or saltwater aquariums are the right tank for you.
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Photo provided by FlickrFeb 29, 2016 - This covers the all of the basics you need to know when starting a saltwater fish tank. Includes sand, water, rock, and equipment information.
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Welcome to our Saltwater Aquarium Fish Guide! On this page you will find articles that will get you started on the right path when setting up that first saltwater aquarium setup. There is a lot to learn if you have never kept a fish tank before, but don't get discouraged. The learning process can be quite fun and probably the best advice that we can pass along is to always do your research before you buy anything for your aquarium. Good luck and if you have any questions don't hesitate to hop on the Fish Lore forum and ask a question. There are lots of hobbyists on the forum that are willing to help.
One of the latest items you can use for your saltwater aquarium to reduce nitrates and phosphates to help prevent nuisance algae from growing in your fish tank.Quarantine all new fish before introducing them to your display tank and look into keeping a cleaner shrimp or two to help keep your saltwater fish free of pests and disease.
Information on live rock and some of the benefits of using it in your saltwater tank. What in the World is Live Rock?Live Rock is rubble that has broken off a coral reef structure by natural means such as hurricanes and tropical storms. This rubble is called live rock because of all the living organisms that are found on and within the rock. Many types of algae, crabs, marine worms, small crustaceans, bacteria and other life forms make their homes on the reef structures found in the ocean. When you buy live rock you'll most likely be getting some of these organisms. We discuss the importance of using live rock and the benefits for your saltwater fish.
Information on fish tank test kits. If you want to be successful in the tropical fish hobby (freshwater or saltwater) then you'll need to know how to test your tank water. There are many chemical tests that you can run on your tank including: Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Salinity/Specific Gravity, pH, Carbonate Water Hardness, Alkalinity,Chlorine and Chloramine, Copper, Phosphate, Dissolved Oxygen, Iron, Carbon Dioxide and others.Any fish tank from 10 to 30 gallons could be considered a small saltwater fish tank for the purposes of this article. Really, any saltwater tank under 30 gallons is going to be a chore to maintain (my opinion of course, to each his own). Nano tanks are often considered even smaller. It should also be noted that the smaller the fish tank the harder it is to keep in my opinion. Larger tanks provide so many more options for both equipment and fish species and I strongly urge any new hobbyists to get the largest tanks they can accommodate. Leave the smaller specialty for when you become more experienced later on.