The first step in preparing a suitable environment for your new fish is to choose the best location for the salt water tank that will house them. You should avoid positioning the tank where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. This may promote the development of algae as well as lead to issues with the temperature being too high. In addition, you do not want to position it in such a way that it would be exposed to a draft since you want the water in the tank to remain within a certain temperature range.
Because it will be rather heavy once it is full, a salt water tank has to be supported by a sturdy structure even if it may not seem to be. Stands designed specifically for aquariums are available for purchase. If you are going to put it on a shelf, you need to be sure that the shelf is sturdy enough to support the weight of the tank. Keep the tank level at all times since you do not want to exert pressure on one side of the tank by having the water slope in the other direction. This has the potential to cause the aquarium to crack or leak, neither of which is good for the aquatic life contained therein.
When it comes to leaks, you should always undertake a thorough inspection of any salt water tank you purchase, but this is particularly important for used tanks. If you discover a leak, it is possible to stop the leak with a sealant, but it is usually advisable to return the tank and get a new one.
When you are certain that you have acquired the appropriate saltwater tank, place it in the area of your choice and then add the rocks, coral, and water solution to it. If you have purchased fish that tend to bury themselves at night, such as parrot fishes, you will need to place a thick layer of base medium on the bottom of the tank. This is because these fish like to keep their bodies covered.
After you have finished setting up your marine aquarium, you need to ensure that you continue to provide regular care for your fish. Feeding them the appropriate food at the appropriate intervals can help you to maintain their happiness and good health.