Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping.

However, many do start with just a small fish tank, so we want to give you a list of items to use with your small aquarium so that you can increase your chances for success in tropical fishkeeping. If you need help with setting up your new tank, check out the page.

Setting up a Saltwater Aquarium. Guide to marine supplies, putting the aquarium together, cycling the aquarium water and adding fish!

Like the live sand, the rocks you are going to put in your tank are also "live" and contain useful bacteria for your tank's cycling process and helps sustain a good living environment for your fish, anemones, and corals. For me, setting up the live rock is the most fun part of setting up an aquarium. This is the point where you get to decorate and design your tank exactly how you want it. The great thing is that you don't have to depend on nature to give you the exact rock you had in mind. Many fish stores have the means to make and design man-made rocks that they put through a cycling process to make them "live." You do have to keep in mind that different fish require different surroundings. For example, if you get an eel you will have to have many small areas for it to crawl through and hide in. So make sure you read up on what your fish are going to need before you place your rocks. If you wish to change the layout you can, you just don't want to shock your fish by changing their surroundings all the time.

Freshwater Aquariums: How to Setup - Live Aquaria

Setting up a Saltwater Aquarium. Guide to marine supplies, putting the aquarium together, cycling the aquarium water and adding fish! Setting up a new aquarium doesn’t have to be time consuming, hard or frustrating – a little planning, patience and a few water changes will make the first 30 days go by quickly and uneventfully. Remember, if in doubt – change some of the water, it won’t hurt and mostly likely will fix the problem. Get past the first 30 days and you’ll find that an aquarium is an easy, beautiful addition to your house or office. To keep it that way, change 25% of the water once a month and clean your filter once a month. Do this and pretty soon you’ll find yourself back at the fish store checking out another tank even bigger than your first one. Enjoy!

Beginner's guide to setting up your first aquarium - Aquarium Info

Saltwater aquariums are a beautiful addition to any home; marine fish often have a beauty that freshwater fish often cannot replicate. Setting up a saltwater aquarium can be a difficult task that requires very careful preparation. A 55-gallon tank is one of the more popular sizes when it comes to aquariums, as it allows for a lot of swimming space and serves as an excellent display tank, and is readily available at most pet shops. Setting up a 55-gallon saltwater fish tank requires several materials and many steps, not to mention a lot of patience, so proceed knowing that it won't be easy, but the experience can be very rewarding.