The Marine Fish and Coral Blog about the Saltwater Aquarium Hobby

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The items listed here are pieces of equipment and components that are fundamental for setting up and running a saltwater aquarium or reef tank system.
Saltwater Aquarium 101 Quick Links: Day 1 |  |  | Day 4 | Day 5 |
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Hi Tius! As long as you’re able to source synthetic sea salt mix, you should be able to mix your own salt water. If you don’t have a brick-and-mortar aquarium store nearby, you can always order salt online and have it delivered. Saltwater Aquarium 101 Quick Links: | Day 2 |  | Day 4 | Day 5 |
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Welcome to our Saltwater Aquarium Fish Guide! On this page you will find articles that will get you started on the right path when setting up that first saltwater aquarium setup. There is a lot to learn if you have never kept a fish tank before, but don't get discouraged. The learning process can be quite fun and probably the best advice that we can pass along is to always do your research before you buy anything for your aquarium. Good luck and if you have any questions don't hesitate to hop on the Fish Lore forum and ask a question. There are lots of hobbyists on the forum that are willing to help.
Shows you how to successfully setup a new saltwater aquarium using as the primary biological filter. A saltwater aquarium setup is just like having a dog or a cat when it comes to the amount of effort on your part. In order to have a successfully setup saltwater aquarium you will have to work at it.The saltwater aquarium articles below are not necessarily meant to be read in any particular order. In fact (if we've done a good job) there will be plenty of links within the articles that will have you jumping all over the site to learn about something new. Read them at your leisure but remember to have fun! Also, you can always use the search box above if you lose your way.
This article will give you a general introduction into the three main types of saltwater tanks. When getting started with saltwater it is recommended to get the biggest tank you can accommodate. Bigger tanks give you more room for error when it comes to water quality and this is especially important for salt water fish and invertebrates. There are basically three types of saltwater aquarium setups: Fish Only, Fish Only with Live Rock - FOWLR, Reef Tanks.
One of the latest items you can use for your saltwater aquarium to reduce nitrates and phosphates to help prevent nuisance algae from growing in your fish tank.
This is for those of you that are experiencing algae problems in your saltwater aquarium. Why is it happening, how to prevent it, what you need to test for and how to rid your fish tank of it.