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Marine Fish Tank

My All-Time Favorite Marine Fish Tank Inhabitant

Of all the species of fish I’ve had in my fish tanks over the years, there’s one that stands out above the others as my all-time favorite. It’s the Snowflake Moray Eel. I’ve always been mesmerized by Moray Eels. Watching their heads poke out their lairs with their mouths rhythmically opening and closing. Combine that with the beauty and [...]

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A Critical, Yet Often Overlooked Piece of Equipment for your Marine Fish Tank

Sure, all the “sexy” pieces of equipment for marine fish tanks get most of the attention…the tank itself, lighting, filtration, etc. But there’s one critical piece of the puzzle that often gets overlooked. And it’s one that’s not so much for sake your marine tank’s inhabitants as for yours. I’m talking about a GFI, or [...]

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What To Consider When Buying Salt Water Fish

If you are interested in getting a saltwater fish tank, it means you probably want to have a load of lovely tropical fish in your home. But be warned they take more care than a freshwater equivalent. When choosing your new purchase, always buy the biggest tank you can afford assuming you have sufficient space available.

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#1 Way For Your Saltwater Aquarium Setup – Choosing A Tank

Following on from our introduction to saltwater aquariums this segment is designed to give you some idea of a typical saltwater aquarium setup.

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Saltwater Fish Tanks – Finding the Perfect Location

Knowing where to locate your salt water tank is half the battle to providing a good home for your new fish. You do not want to put the tank too near sunlight. This can encourage the growth of algae as well as causing overheating problems. You do not want to put it somewhere it would be in a draft either as you want to keep the tank water within a certain temperature range.

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The Beauty And Variety Within A Saltwater Aquarium

A salt water aquarium is sometimes for the better experienced aquarist as it is more maintenance-intensive and pricey. Depending on the kind of salt water fish tank set up chosen, these aquariums can cost from around $650 for a fish only with live rock set-up to $1300 and more for buying and setting up a coral reef aquarium. Saltwater aquarium fish are hard to look after and also dear, generally coming with a price tag of about $15 and infrequently much more. Most nevertheless , will agree that with regard to beauty, saltwater aquarium fish are surpassingly spectacular to their freshwater opposite numbers.

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Sump Tour of a 125 Gallon Marine Fish Tank

Many salt water fish tanks will have a sump underneath them. A sump is basically an extra tank that can be used to house equipment for your marine fish tank to keep them out of site, among other benefits. This video takes you on a tour of the sump for a 125 gallon marine fish [...]

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11 Steps to Setting Up a Marine Fish Tank Like a Pro

1. Planning This is the most important step in setting up your marine fish tank. It takes a lot of time and money to set up and maintain a marine fish tank. Not planning properly can sabotage your efforts and cost you a lot more time and money than need be. During the planning stage [...]

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400 Gallon Marine Fish Tank With Some Impressive Plumbing

This video shows a 10 foot long, 400 gallon marine fish tank. It’s pretty much a fish-only tank (ie. no live rock, corals) though there appears to be an invert or two hanging around. As for the salt water aquarium fish, this tank is stocked with an impressive assortment of tangs, angelfish, butterfly fish, triggerfish [...]

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How To Tell When Your Marine Fish Tank Has Finished The Cycling Process

When you first set up your marine fish tank is has to go through the cycling process. During this process you can add 1 – 2 hardy salt water aquarium fish, like damsels, but that’s about it because the tank gets fairly high levels of ammonia and nitrites. These substances are toxic to fish and [...]

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