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There are often bargains to be had in used tanks. Clean a used tank well, but don’t use special cleaners or detergents. A little well-diluted bleach and a lot of scrubbing and rinsing is best. A 20-gallon tank is a good compromise between size and expense for a marine tank. One can go to 50 gallons with a little more money, but the cost of everything climbs sharply past 40 to 50 gallons. A beautiful marine display can even be set up in a 10-gallon tank. The real secret to successful, tiny marine tanks is to keep very few fish and/or invertebrates in them.
Clownfish are another dominant offering in the marine aquarium trade. The most common and desired by far are and , which in the past decade have been made even trendier via color variations produced through selective breeding by many of the hobby’s larger commercial outlets. Another popular choice of tank-reared clownfish, and an admittedly eye-catching one that can be bought at a reasonable price, is , commonly known as the maroon clownfish. The drawback to this species is that it grows rather large in comparison to other clowns and has an attitude to match, being quite territorial and aggressive.
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Information on live rock and some of the benefits of using it in your saltwater tank. What in the World is Live Rock?Live Rock is rubble that has broken off a coral reef structure by natural means such as hurricanes and tropical storms. This rubble is called live rock because of all the living organisms that are found on and within the rock. Many types of algae, crabs, marine worms, small crustaceans, bacteria and other life forms make their homes on the reef structures found in the ocean. When you buy live rock you'll most likely be getting some of these organisms. We discuss the importance of using live rock and the benefits for your saltwater fish.I wouldn't recommend that a newbie start a saltwater tank without live rock. There are just too many benefits to having it in your marine aquarium. It's a great biological filter, provides food for various species, provides hiding places and homes for others and it looks great. There are other benefits too. Check out the article on for more information. Setting up and keeping a marine fish tank stable without live rock can be more difficult than starting one with ample quantities of good quality live rock. DIY article on how to create a home-made algae scraper for glass tanks. A good scraper can really make a difference when it comes to getting the encrusting coralline algae off you marine fish tanks. It's a good idea to know what kind of saltwater fish you want to keep before you purchase your aquarium. Do a lot of research on the various types of marine fish to determine which fish you would like to get. Some marine fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types can grow to 12 or 18 inches! Knowing what kind of marine fish you want will help you decide the size of the aquarium they will need. Many books stress that you shouldn't get started in the saltwater hobby unless you have at least a 40 gallon. But if you've done your research and thoroughly prepared, there is no reason why you can't start with a smaller tank. Be warned, a smaller tank will pose more challenges and will force you to perform more frequent water testing and maintenance.