To effectively set up a fish tank, you will need these materials:
Watch the video below on how to set up a sample quarantine tank for saltwater fish and how to medicate the fish if necessary.
You need to have the entire aquarium equipment purchased, ready and set up at least 1-2 weeks prior to choosing your goldfish. You want to ensure you have the tank, filter and pump working properly.
The process of setting up and maintaining a saltwater aquarium can seem overwhelming when taken in its entirety. There are just so many new concepts and techniques to wrap your head around. Besides, you’ve no doubt heard from numerous sources how difficult the hobby can be. One slip and you’ve got a tank full of dead fish and corals, right?
Setting up 60 gal aquarium / fish tank - step 1
How To Set Up An Aquarium Fish Tank Setup | Tetra Aquarium
You don't need to go all out here. A simple tank size of 10 - 20 gallons will suffice for most people. If you have larger fish, then obviously you want to get a bigger quarantine tank. All you really need is a bare bones setup with the following equipment:Size matters. If you want to set up a nano saltwater tank (anything less than 30 gallons usually) then you have your work cut out for you. The upside to a smaller tank is the start up and ongoing maintenance costs. The downside is that smaller tanks are harder to maintain, harder to keep stable and you have less choices in terms of the fish and inverts you can keep. There are three common types of saltwater aquarium setups. The Fish Only, the Fish Only with Live Rock (FOWLR) and a reef tank. I really just consider two of those as viable setups. The fish only set up is really kind of difficult in terms of biological control of the filter and (in my opinion) makes it harder to keep a saltwater tank without live rock. Live rock is awesome and will become the primary biological filter in your tank. FOWLR tanks are the way to go for someone new to the saltwater side of the hobby. Reef tanks require a little more precision and can be much more expensive to set up and stock because they require more equipment and more expensive livestock usually.Once a week, or at most once every two weeks, you will need to perform some kind of maintenance on the tank. Most of the time you will be performing water changes. You will also have to feed your fish at least once a day. Setting up and running a fish tank does cost money. There are recurring expenses such as replacing filter media, buying food, etc. Check out the page to get an idea of the setup costs involved. If you are up to the challenge, please proceed!