How to Set Up a Saltwater Fish Tank | Aquarium Care - YouTube

Have a giant saltwater fish tank and someone to take care of it for me!
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The best way to tell when a saltwater fish tank has cycled is to test the nitrate and ammonia levels on a regular basis. Learn to tell when a salt water fish tank cycles with tips from the manager of a fish pet store in this free video on pet care.

Expert: Hunter Leber
Bio: Hunter Leber is the saltwater livestock manager at the Austin Aqua-Dome in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA
Saltwater Aquarium Fish Care for Beginners: A Quick Start Guide to Saltwater Fish and Saltwater Aquarium Care for Happy & Healthy Pet Fish
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Below are all the saltwater fish we currently have in stock at our stores. If you run your mouse across the picture a description shows up telling you a little about the fish. Unlike freshwater fish, saltwater fish are a lot more difficult to take care of. It takes a long time to get the water temperature and pH correct. Once you have it correct you will have to keep checking it every couple of days of your fish will not be healthy. They might be harder to take care of then freshwater fish, but they look a lot better then them. Saltwater Aquarium Fish Care for Beginners: A Quick Start Guide to Saltwater Fish and Saltwater Aquarium Care for Happy & Healthy Pet Fish
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Photo provided by FlickrSaltwater fish care information and pictures ordered by saltwater aquarium fish species and types.
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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.Saltwater fish are generally more sensitive than freshwater fish so care should be according. Generally you keep fewer animals in a saltwater aquarium. Adding one fish at a time is the general rule. Testing the water each time to make sure parameters such as ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, Ph and alkalinity are within safe limits. Jungles 6in1 Quick dip test strips are a good choice. You can test these yourself or have NWTF test them for you free of charge.A fish only saltwater aquarium has no special lighting needs. Run lights no more than 8 hours a day and watch carefully for excess algae growth. Algae outbreaks are probably one of the biggest problems saltwater aquarists run into. Prevention is easier than getting rid of an outbreak.These are some of the more common saltwater tropical fish and provides information on how to care for saltwater aquarium fish. ,,, Cardinal Fish,,,, Dragonet, Eel,, Grammas and Basslets,, Jawfish,, Pufferfish,, Seabass,,,, and Trigger fish.If you're only going to be away for a week, your fish should be fine without food as mentioned above. If you have a saltwater aquarium you may need to adjust the skimmer collection cup so that it doesn't collect as much since you won't be there to empty it. If you're going to be away for a longer period of time, than say two weeks, you will be really risking it not having someone come over. This is from a water evaporation and feeding standpoint. Although you're fish should be ok from a food standpoint, your tank water may not be in the best shape after two weeks without your care.Poor-quality tap water can cause a lot of problems in marine fish tanks and reef aquariums. Tap water can contain chlorine, chloramine and even traces of ammonia. Copper and lead leach from plumbing and can stress saltwater fish. The best approach to eliminating the chance of contamination and stress is to use a reverse osmosis (RO) filter system. Our remove chlorine, chloramine, heavy metals, nitrate and algae-promoting phosphate from tap water. RO water is safer for your fish and is free of contaminants. This will keep your saltwater fish healthy and stress-free. Use RO water to make up saltwater and to top off for evaporation. Take a look at our . An RO system is one of the best ways to insure proper aquarium care!