Saltwater Tank - The Saltwater Aquarium Superstore
At Saltwater Tank we provide professional quality saltwater aquarium supplies that are priced perfectly for aquarists of all levels. Whether you're just starting out or are looking to expand on your existing set-up, we have what you'll need, from the for keeping jellyfish, we're ready to ship it to your door.
Saltwater Tanks Buying Tips
If you're just beginning with your first saltwater tank, here is what you should know before you buy.
Consider the Size: Even if you're just beginning, it's a great idea to start off going big, as it simplifies keeping your tank healthy. While choosing a smaller aquarium means the initial investment and maintenance costs will be smaller in terms of finances, you'll also find that they take a lot more work to maintain, are more difficult to keep stable and you'll have a lot less choice when it comes to stocking your tank. Ideally, you want to have a minimum of 30 gallons. Anything less is considered a nano saltwater tank and will more complicated to care for properly.
Consider the Space: Of course, depending on what size you choose, you'll need to consider the right space to put it. Space must not just accommodate the volume of your aquarium, but also the weight of the tank once filled. Remember, a gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. and you need to be sure your set-up is structurally sound. Other things to consider about the space: can you get it wet? Is there a nearby water source? Access to electrical outlets? Is sunlight a factor? How about ambient temperature?
What Will You Keep: You likely want to keep some fish, but do you also want to keep live rock or set up a reef aquarium. Both the live rock and reef options provide a measure of natural filtration, creating a healthier environment for your fish, one that is often seen as preferable to attempting to keep a tank in balance with mechanical and chemical filters alone.
Invest in the Right Filtration System: Whichever option you do end up choosing, you'll need a filtration system, and in terms of keeping a healthy saltwater tank, a good filtration system is equally important to the actual aquarium