Please don’t make the mistake of putting together your first salt water aquariums without first learning how to set the aquarium up this could be a good reason to not have happy and healthy tropical fish.

Let’s take a look at the basics of how it’s done:

1.)  The first and most obvious thing we need to do is to purchase your aquarium. Tropical saltwater aquariums range in sizes big (1000 gallons) to small (20 gallons). I always recommend starting with a 75 gallon salt water aquarium because it gives you new inhabitants plenty of room to grow and play without any restrictions. When you go to the store to purchase the aquarium consider how much work you’ll want to invest in your tropical saltwater aquarium once its up and running. The larger the tank the more time you’ll spend cleaning and maintaining the aquarium.

2.)  Once you have purchased the saltwater aquarium that you’re happy with now it’s time to purchase a filter. Make sure when purchasing your filter that it’s big and powerful enough to filter your entire tank, and this is going to depend on the size of the salt water aquariums you have chosen. And it might not be a bad idea to purchase an additional filter and filter media. Purchasing these replacements right away can save you a lot of money if your original filter abruptly stops working.

3.)  Next you will need to purchase the heater, make sure this too is capable of warming the water in your salt water aquarium, remember tropical fish and tropical coral mean are accustomed to warm water. Here again while your at the shop picking up your supplies, it might not be a bad idea to pick up an additional heater as a backup but again this is not required.

4.)  Now you need to decide what kind of aquarium substrate you would like to use to line the bottom of your aquarium. You have lots of options here- from using a layer of live sand or a layer of crushed coral. This is where you can start to become creative!

5.)  The salt water mix is going to be the next thing you need to focus on as well as purchasing a hydrometer.

6.)  Saltwater test kits are a MUST when owning any type of aquarium, salt water or fresh water. These kits test the levels of ammonia, nitrate, Salinity/specific gravity, carbon dioxide, pH levels, alkalinity, Chlorine/chlorine, carbonate water hardness, phosphate, dissolved oxygen, and the amount of iron in your aquariums water. Purchase several of these kits and use them often. One way you can save a little money on saltwater test kits is by purchasing a master test kit. The master test kit.

7.)  Other items that every responsible salt water aquarium owner always have on hand: spare quarantine tank in case they have sick fish that need to be separated from the main tank, rubber gloves, scrub brush, two large 5 gallon buckets, and a fish net.

All this great information is just basic information to get you started setting up your salt water aquariums.

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Jennifer Roberts is an aquarium enthusiast whether salt water or fresh water aquariums she has been around them her whole life and they have been a staple in her house as long as she can remember.

Author: Jen Roberts
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