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One of the best ways to cycle any new saltwater aquarium is with live rock or live sand. Organisms and bacteria that live in and on the rock die when the rock is transported from the ocean to the dealer. Adding this rock back into the water triggers the nitrogen cycle when the dead organic matter starts decomposing. The decomposition process produces ammonia that is very beneficial to the bacteria.

Learn and understand the saltwater aquarium filtration system and its process.


I’ve learned a lot about aquarium keeping by reading books. After many book readings, here are a couple of the best saltwater aquarium books I’ve read so far.

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Saltwater aquarium lighting requirements are different for different types of tanks. The periodic are one of the most important tasks that a hobbyist performs on a regular basis and the process is a little different when you move into saltwater aquariums. Freshwater aquarists generally can remove some of the tank water (say 10%) with an aquarium vacuum and then refill the tank with dechlorinated tap or filtered water and your tank could stay in a great shape if you do this regularly. Saltwater hobbyists can't use the same vacuum (python) do this since the saltwater has to be mixed up days before hand in a separate container. You can use a bucket to mix new saltwater or if you have a bigger tank, a larger holding container can be used.

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Aquascaping your aquarium means decorating your aquarium. Possibilities are endless. There is no correct or perfect set up of decorating your aquarium. It is up to you on how you will make your saltwater aquarium attractive. Have fun and be creative. Here is a simple "how to" tips on aquascaping a saltwater aquarium.

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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.Hi, my name is Al Ulrich. I started Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2009 with a goal to provide helpful information for the beginner saltwater aquarium hobbyist. Because this is a blog, the articles are published on on the with the most recent articles displayed first. You could start with the and work your way backward, or you could start with the first post and work your way forward, but chances are, if you are new to Saltwater Aquarium Blog, you may need to start somewhere in the middle, which is why I created this page.