Tropical Marine Fish Only Aquariums

THE SET UP AND MAINTENANCE OF A TROPICAL  MARINE FISH TANK IS LITTLE DIFFERENT TO THE AVERAGE FRESHWATER

TROPICAL TANK. IN BOTH CASES OF COURSE,WE NEED TO PROVIDE  AN ENVIRONMENT THAT CLOSELY RESEMBLES THE ENVIRONMENT THAT THE FISH  NATURALLY INHABITS

ESPECIALLY THE WATER QUALITY.

THE TANK SHOULD HOLD AT LEAST 100 LITRES, FILTRATION SHOULD BE A GOOD CANISTER FILTER,OR TRICKLE FILTER.

PROTEIN SKIMMERS ARE OPTIONAL FOR A FISH ONLY SET UP,BUT THEY DO IMPROVE THE WATER QUALITY

LIVE ROCK IS ROCK THAT HAS BEEN COLLECTED  FROM THE REEF AREA AND CONTAINS A LOT OF THE BENEFICIAL BACTERIA THAT IS REQUIRED TO ENABLE THE FISH WASTE TO BE BROKEN DOWN FROM A POISONOUS COMPOUND (AMMONIA) IN TO A  RELATIVELY HARMLESS ONE (5-10 KG OF ROCK  PER 100 LITRES IS RECOMMENDED)

PATIENCE IS A MUST AND SLOWLY IS THE WAY TO GO

WATER CHANGES OF USUALLY AROUND 30% FORTNIGHTLY

HOWEVER,THE WATER NEEDS TO BE PREPARED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE CHANGE,IT SHOULD BE AERATED AND HEATED TO 25 DEGREES AND READY TO GO IN TO THE AQUARIUM BEFORE ANY WATER IS REMOVED.

WE RECOMMEND RUNNING YOUR TANK WITH TWO HEATERS IN CASE OF A PROBLEM WITH THE HEATER,  IT DOES NOT COST ANY MORE TO RUN TWO HEATERS AS THEY WILL BOTH TURN OFF QUICKER.

THE LITTLE EXTRA EFFORT WILL MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE WHEN YOU SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE VIBRANT COLOURS AND BEHAVIOURS OF YOUR SPECTACULAR MARINE FISH.

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