Saltwater Aquarium Setup New Jersey - Saltwater Fish Tanks - JK Fish

Need a list of what to get? Check out our recent post the  you need for saltwater fish tank setup.
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For our saltwater aquarium setup, we will focus on a fish only tank. This is where we do not have a live Reef living in tank. This will make our setup a little bit easier.
Watch the video below on how to set up a sample quarantine tank for saltwater fish and how to medicate the fish if necessary.
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Well, for the type of saltwater fish tank setup (marine aquarium) described in this article check out the checklist guide below for the equipment needed. Marine (saltwater) fish and marine tank setups will cost more than freshwater setups
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Whether your planning on starting a freshwater fish tank, a saltwater aquarium or even a reef tank we have the aquarium setup guides to get you started. These are basic guides by design. They are not extremely detailed and we try to keep them easy to understand so that even a fishkeeping novice can get up to speed quickly. After reading these aquarium setup articles you should come away with a better understanding of what all is involved with running your own setup.This is a general introduction into the three main saltwater aquarium types: Fish Only, FOWLR (Fish Only with Live Rock) and the Reef Tank Setup. 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.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.As the name implies, this saltwater fish only tank setup is really for keeping fish only. You may be able to keep a few snails or hermit crabs to help control any algae problems. There are generally two types of fish only tanks. Community type tanks and semi-aggressive type tanks. The community tanks house species that will get along well with the other species in the tank. Semi-aggressive tanks usually house solitary individuals from different species. Unless you have an extremely large tank, it is normally not recommended to get multiple fish from the same species.In my opinion, even though this is the least expensive setup, a saltwater fish only setup is not necessarily the easiest to get started with. Getting started may take a little longer than the other setups while waiting for the to complete. Saltwater fish only tanks also require more frequent tank maintenance than FOWLR tanks. This means that you will need to stay on top of those water changes to remove the nitrates that are constantly accumulating. Having a is a necessity when keeping saltwater tanks. You will need to periodically monitor the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH levels. These readings will give you a good indication of the water quality inside your tank. It will also give you an idea of how often you should be performing those water changes.If monitoring your water parameters on a daily basis and spending a lot of money is your idea of a good time, then you should look in to setting up a reef tank. Seriously though, if you are just getting started with saltwater, you should probably leave the reef tank for a future time when you get more experience under your belt. We don't want to discourage you from setting up a reef tank, but we do want to make you realize the amount of research and effort that goes into getting one of these set up. If you've been doing things correctly with your other tanks you are already familiar with researching fish and equipment. Starting with a FOWLR to learn the ropes and seeing if you really like the hobby first before investing in the more expensive reef tank setup can be a good route to take. When buying your FOWLR equipment just keep it in mind that if you like the hobby you will most likely be turning that FOWLR into a full blown reef eventually. Just a warning. :) A reef tank can be very rewarding and breath taking to look at when set up correctly.