A Saltwater Aquarium: The Beauty Of A Reef


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A Saltwater Aquarium: The Beauty Of A Reef

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  2. 2. A Saltwater Aquarium: The Beauty Of A Reef When most people think of aquariums they think of beautiful, colorful creations, like the aquariums in museums or at fancy restaurants. Tanks full of luscious plants, sunken ships, castles and fish of all colors, sizes, shapes and designs. In fish stores, there are endless tanks of endless species, some striped, others solid, but most of them beautiful.
  3. 3. Difference between a freshwater aquarium However, most people do not know that there is a difference between a freshwater aquarium and a saltwater aquarium, a very integral difference that decides which fish and plant life can be used in which tank. Saltwater tanks are on the brink of new discoveries every day.
  4. 4. Synthetic salt mixes Synthetic salt mixes and lighting systems, filtration sets and specialized chemicals all help to create an aquarium as natural as the ocean itself. Even the act of diving and the exploration of the seas have resulted in the capturing of new fish species that can also be introduced to a tank at home.
  5. 5. As Different As Salt And Pepper A saltwater aquarium is simply that—saltwater. Therefore, it is a better replication of the ocean itself. These tanks offer the most beautiful fish and crustaceans, flourishing plant life and living, breathing coral reefs. Freshwater aquariums are more limited in what they can offer, and for the most part, the colorful fish that grab attention require saltwater systems. A saltwater aquarium is a little harder to set-up and maintain, but it consists of most of the same equipment as its freshwater companion.
  6. 6. Planning any aquarium is hard work Planning any aquarium is hard work, but also fun. From the design of the floor to the types of fish and plants that will be contained within it, every step of the process must be thought out and outlined before it is brought to life. Castles and ships and other fun toys can be added and a coral reef, the true essence of saltwater life, can be included in larger tanks, resulting in endless possibilities of ocean life.
  7. 7. Lighting and plant life Lighting and plant life is as important to a saltwater aquarium as the fish. Plants help to replicate the natural environments of fish, but there is a reason plants are there to begin with. Plants oxygenate the water and help to filter out bacteria and they also give fish places to hide and nutrients.
  8. 8. Lighting is crucial Lighting is crucial as well, as the wrong balance of light can result in the death of plants and fish and the spread of algae. Lighting in a saltwater aquarium can be controlled to mimic day and night, and can also be filtered to mimic moonlight or other natural occurrences.
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