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Saltwater Aquarium, do you really want one?
Ken Snodin

There is nothing more dramatic than a saltwater aquarium filled
with exotic specimens of fish. It is the top-of-the-line in fish
tanks, and while it is harder to maintain and more expensive
than a freshwater tank, it gives you the chance to have a
greater variety of interesting fish. Many of the fish that are
appropriate for a saltwater tank are extremely colorful and
attractive. If you are thinking about getting a saltwater fish
tank for your home, however, you need to carefully consider the
differences in the various types of aquariums.

The decision of what type of tank to get depends on the kinds
of fish that you want. If you want a few goldfish, youíll need
to get a freshwater tank. If, on the other hand, you want to
have a clownfish or some other exotic tropical fish, you must
get a saltwater tank. If you donít know what kind of fish you
want to own, check out a few of the species at your local pet
store and determine which of them would be best for you.

You need to understand the differences between a freshwater and
a saltwater aquarium. On the whole, a freshwater tank is easier
to maintain, and it will let you have a larger number of fish
in the tank at one time. It lets you purchase relatively
inexpensive fish as well. If you want to become involved with
something more challenging, get a saltwater aquarium. It will
require more work, but it will also offer greater rewards.
Youíll have a wider range of fish species to choose from, and
youíll get to create your very own little ocean environment in
your home.

You must also consider how much you want to spend on your
aquarium and the amount of time you have to take care of your
fish. Another factor to consider is the amount of room you have
in which to place a fish tank. You can get a small saltwater
aquarium, but most people prefer to have the larger versions.
However, a larger tank requires more time and attention.

Consider your choices carefully so that you donít take on more
than you can comfortably handle. Remember, fish are living
things and need regular care and feeding. If you decide to get
a saltwater aquarium, you will find many options and choices
available and waiting for you.

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