The obvious answer to the decision on what to buy for salt water aquariums will be those fish suitable for marine conditions. It is amazing how often people will buy freshwater fish, put them in a marine tank and then wonder why they die!

When it comes to choosing the right inhabitants you should be guided by the experts particularly if you are setting up your first fish tank. Some marine fish are dangerous and not suitable for those lacking experience. Others are extremely fragile and will die very quickly if you lack knowledge and expertise in salt water aquariums.

You cannot be guided by the name of the fish either. You may want to buy something beautiful to look at such as the Angelfish. Despite its name this fish is no angel and does not like to share a tank with the same species so you have been warned. You should really sit down and plan what fish you want to buy so that you can be sure that they can live together relatively peacefully. It is not unheard of for people to spend money on fish only to find that some of the fish have eaten the others.

Take advice from your local trusted dealer. He or she will have the expertise and knowledge to guide you properly on how best to set up your tank. They will give you some ideas on how to introduce beauty and interest to the environment while maintaining the quality of care for these fish. Some fish are easier to look after and therefore are more suitable when you are a novice. You probably want a mixture of species in your salt water aquariums as then they are more likely to replicate the life the fish would have enjoyed in the wild although hopefully without the predators!

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Author: Chris Hartpence
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When buying salt water aquariums you will need a couple of other objects in order to use your new fish tank. The first item you will need is an aquarium stand. Some people put their fish tank on a book case or similar but you are much safer using a purpose built stand. They are built to the take the weight of the tank and the water it contains. What a lot of people don’t appear to realize is that often a fish tank leaks or cracks as it was standing at an angle and thus the weight of the water was not uniformly dispersed. Don’t waste money trying to save cash on a cheap stand. You will live to regret it.

Another essential is your hood or cover. Salt water aquariums are made from glass or plastic. This is what the hood should be made from too as other materials can contaminate the water. You need a cover for a couple of reasons. Fish can jump and having a cover prevents you walking into a room and finding them on the floor. The cover also prevents splashes ruining your floor covering. It helps to slow down the release of oxygen from the tank and also retains heat. It is a great idea to purchase the hood and stand at the same time as you buy the fish tank.

Finally while you are spending buy a couple of other items. Some of these will often be included with salt water aquariums so check before you hand over your credit card. You will need a temperature gauge, some bedding materials (shells, coral and silica sand) and some dressing for the tank such as rocks, dead coral and perhaps some algae. Make your fish a nice home and they are more likely to thrive in your care.

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Author: Chris Hartpence
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