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Saltwater Aquarium Vs Freshwater Aquarium

May 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 211

Almost every aquarists in the beginning of his path, or even during it, has found themselves asking the question, "Freshwater or Saltwater" In this article, I will try to highlight all the insights on this subject, so after reading you will have a better idea about your decision.

1 Saltwater aquariums require much more maintenance comparing freshwater aquarium. So here you have to decide what kind of person you are, the one that will be able to do a regularly week basic water change and cleaning, or you rather forget about it for a half year?!. In fact, there are a lot of freshwater aquarium's lovers who tend to change the water once a year. If you do this kind of thing with a saltwater tank, you will lose your fishes in your second month for sure.

2 Prices! Saltwater aquariums are much more expensive to keep. And here are a few factors that make this happened. Equipment for saltwater fish tanks are much more expensive comparing to freshwater ones,

Here is a list of must have equipment for freshwater versus saltwater:a

Freshwater Aquarium

  1. Aquarium
  2. Gravel
  3. Filter
  4. Lights
  5. Water Test kit
  6. Carantine aquarium
  7. maintenance kit like food, scrapers,nets, etc.

Saltwater Aquarium

  1. Aquarium
  2. Gravel
  3. Filter
  4. Lights
  5. Power heads
  6. Protein skimmer
  7. Hydrometer
  8. Salt Mix
  9. Live rocks
  10. Water Test kit
  11. Carantine aquarium
  12. maintenance kit like food, scrapers,nets, etc.
  13. Saltwater fish- more expensive

Reef Tank -the price will go even higher.

  1. Aquarium
  2. Gravel
  3. Filter
  4. More expensive lights
  5. Power heads
  6. Protein skimmer
  7. Hydrometer
  8. Salt Mix
  9. Live rocks
  10. Water Test kit
  11. Refugium for live food culturing
  12. Carantine aquarium
  13. maintenance kit like food, scrapers,nets, etc.
  14. Saltwater fish- more expensive

Saltwater fish are more expensive, but they are much more colorful. I think almost every aquarium lover will agree with this point. The variety of colors is amazing. Of course, there are some beautiful colored fresh water fish like neons, discus, tetras, angelfish, but the saltwater variety is much bigger. And probably this is the main criteria why most aquariumists choose saltwater tanks.

Summary

Saltwater or freshwater.. question remains actual. My advice is if you plan to spend a small amount of money and the weekly basis maintenance scare you a lot, but you still want a nice tank in your living room, I will suggest to go for a freshwater aquarium. Anyway you will be able to make the upgrade later to a saltwater tank. However, if you have some experience in keeping a freshwater, and you feel that you grown that "step," you have the right amount of dedication, and you have the budget, You can easily start a saltwater fish tank.

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