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Saltwater aquarium lighting requirements are different for different types of tanks.
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The pH level in a saltwater aquarium is a constant concern to most marine aquarists. Whereas the occupants in a fish-only system can tolerate a fairly wide range of pH levels for periods of time with no major harm, the occupants of a rely heavily on a constant pH level in the right range to just survive, let alone thrive. The generally accepted pH level in a basic saltwater system is between 7.6 and 8.4, but are a more sensitive, and therefore need to be kept at the higher end of the pH scale, 8.0 to 8.4.
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Water changes are a staple of good maintenance. Larger (approximately 200 US gallons (760 L)) aquariums are much more stable and water changes may not need to take place if the has fully established itself in the tank, although this is a controversial statement among aquarists. Water changes are used to maintain balance of calcium, carbonate alkalinity, and magnesium which are rapidly depleted in a reef aquarium, while also maintaining levels of other trace elements as well as removing toxic solutes which may accumulate from many different sources and cannot be removed by even advanced filtration methods. Supplements are needed (such as calcium) when regular water changes alone are not able to maintain adequate levels, particularly those of calcium, carbonate, and magnesium. Water changes involve removing a fraction of the total volume of the aquarium, replacing that water with new pre-mixed saltwater. Pre-mixed saltwater has been dechlorinated and/or dechloraminated‚ÄĒtypically with an additive such as bisulfite or through filtering. Water should be brought to the same temperature if more than a 5% change is occurring. Salinity should match that of the aquarium, or be dosed very slowly if altering the salinity. Aging and aerating saltwater (such as in a bucket with a or airstone) is recommended as good practice to allow the pH to stabilize. The first step in planning a saltwater aquarium is to decide what kind of system you want to keep.
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Whether you are a serious marine aquarium hobbyist or are just interested in learning about the aquarium hobby, Sea and Sky's Saltwater Aquarium Guide provides a wide variety of aquarium help and aquarium information. Here you will find help with setting up an aquarium, aquarium software links, a glossary of aquarium terms, information about equipment, and much more. You can use the menu at left to navigate through this section of the site. Aquarium software can help make the job of maintaining a saltwater aquarium easier. Our aquarium software list contains links for popular software programs, mobile apps, and fun screensavers.Our glossary of aquarium terms contains definitions for some of the most common words used in the hobby of aquarium keeping, including both freshwater and saltwater.This article was written for those aquarium hobbyists interested in the main differences in keeping a saltwater tank versus a freshwater aquarium. Let's get started.There are many differences when it comes to freshwater aquariums versus saltwater aquariums. These setups can be quite different when it comes to initial and ongoing costs, everyday chores and maintenance tasks and care requirements for the fish and inverts.As you can see, a saltwater aquarium requires some additional and some additional equipment not found on the freshwater side of the hobby. You'll need to invest in a good quality protein skimmer and some good quality live rock. Live rock is important from a biological filter perspective and if you're using live rock you don't have to use an external filter on the tank. Let the remove the dissolved wastes. The external mechanical may actually become a source of if not cleaned often enough since the power filter just traps waste. The protein skimmer on the other hand actually removes the dissolved organics from the water.