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So what would be the smallest aquarium a beginning saltwater hobbyist could start out with?
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The cube-shaped boxfish is just as cute as it is strange. Most species of these small saltwater fish rarely grow larger than a few inches, making them favorites for private aquarium collections. You can gawk at these little guys at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport.
Apr 4, 2017 - Can you have a successful small saltwater aquarium of 40 gallons or less
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It's a good idea to know what kind of saltwater fish you want to keep before you purchase your aquarium. Do a lot of research on the various types of marine fish to determine which fish you would like to get. Some marine fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types can grow to 12 or 18 inches! Knowing what kind of marine fish you want will help you decide the size of the aquarium they will need. Many books stress that you shouldn't get started in the saltwater hobby unless you have at least a 40 gallon. But if you've done your research and thoroughly prepared, there is no reason why you can't start with a smaller tank. Be warned, a smaller tank will pose more challenges and will force you to perform more frequent water testing and maintenance.The smallest recommended size is a 30 gallon aquarium, and for saltwater, bigger is always better. A large marine ecosystem can better handle the daily fluctuations in water quality than a small ecosystem. We have found that 55 gallons is a perfect beginner aquarium size. A 55 gallon tank will allow for several types of fish and it is large enough to maintain a stable environment. Keep in mind, that while it is possible to keep a very small saltwater tank, we recommend that only those aquarists with prior saltwater experience attempt it.In addition to each being an excellent addition to any saltwater fish or , these fish can all be kept together in the same aquarium, as long as the aquarium contains at least 55 gallons (208L) in volume. You can combine just a few of these species in a smaller aquarium if you prefer or set up a refugium to .Once cycled, basic aquarium maintenance includes feeding, cleaning and water changes. When you purchase your new fish, find out what food is best and how often they should be fed. are available in dried and frozen varieties and each type of fish has different needs. Cleaning includes scraping aquarium walls to keep them free of algae and siphoning the gravel on a regular basis. Many small animals like hermit crabs and snails will help keep algae to a minimum as well. Water changes are crucial to keeping your tank healthy. Never change more than 25% of the aquarium water at one time. Changing too much can do much more harm than good. Normal water changes should be done approximately every 14 to 18 days. This keeps nitrate levels in the aquarium below 20ppm and ensures healthy fish and invertebrates. Always pre-mix your saltwater in a container before adding it back into the aquarium and make sure the temperature and specific gravity is equal to that already in the aquarium.