Marine Fish Tank

Colorful marine fish tank stocked with tangs and coral.

Colorful marine fish tank stocked with tangs and coral.

It’s tough to beat the captivating mix of beauty, motion and colors that a marine fish tank brings to a home or office.

I remember the first time I saw a marine fish tank. It was on a trip to the Coney Island Aquarium with my grandparents when I was around 5 years old. I was immediately taken by the amazing display of tropical saltwater fish in the tank.

The vibrant colors of the fish and their unique shapes were unlike anything I had ever seen before. I stood there for what seemed like forever mesmerized by the constant swirl of colors in motion as the fish darted around through their few hundred gallon home.

Those days, seeing a saltwater tank was not as common as it is today. In fact, that tank, with it’s fake coral and decorations would pale in comparison to many tanks that are now common at restaurants, doctor’s offices and even many private homes. But seeing that marine fish tank was enough to instill a lifelong love of fish, especially saltwater fish, in me.

That love has resulting in me having more fish tanks (both fresh and saltwater) than I can count over the years and getting a BS degree in Marine Science.

This site is for other marine fish tank nerds like me and those who aspire to be one. Together we’ll explore the set up and maintenance of saltwater tanks. The tools and products needed to maintain them. And the creatures that inhabit them.

We’ll also examine their beauty (through pictures and videos) as well as look at some of the more controversial issues surrounding the aquarium hobby industry.

So thanks for visiting this site and hope you’ll come back often to join us as we explore the wonder of the marine fish tank!

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1 Martin January 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I am by no means an expert, and have actually yet to have a salt water aquarium of my own. However, I have been investigating the matter somewhat and understand that some years ago the norm was under gravel filters and canister filters, but now people use the Berlin method. (Source: http://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/what-is-a-natural-reef-aquarium/.) I guess, that is still the lates tech in play when it comes to salt water fish aquariums.

Anyway, like you, I was totally mesmerized by aquariums when I was a kid. The darkness surrounding me, and the colourful display made me feel as if I was in a truly magical place.

Martin
.-= Martin´s last blog ..Aquavista Panoramic Aquarium as part of a renovation =-.

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