Learn the approximate cost of maintaining a fish tank from aquarium expert Joseph Caparatta in this Howcast video.
When it comes to , consistency is key. While the recommended temperature will vary depending on the type of fish that call your tank home, it should always be the same. To manage this, check the temperature in the tank each day and avoid placing the tank under a vent or in direct sunlight. You may find that you need a heater to maintain the appropriate temperature. If you do, keep a close eye on the water temperature so that you don’t accidentally fry your fish.
If your budget for setting up an aquarium is limited, then you should consider investing in freshwater fish tanks. There is really no minimum size requirement for freshwater fish tanks, which helps you start small, with few fish and accessories. If you want saltwater aquarium, however, you need to buy at least a 50-gallon fish tank to ensure a healthy habitat for your marine animals and plants. Maintaining saltwater fish tanks is likewise much more expensive because of the need for high-quality filters and pumps, live ornaments, salt mixes, and test kits to keep proper salinity and environment in the aquarium.
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