How to keep marine fish.
To care for a marine aquarium is much more difficult than freshwater. The reason for this is that in nature, fish have evolved in relatively constant conditions of environment. Therefore, a change in vital parameters is allowed in a very small range. Beginners rarely have marine aquariums: not just for complex care, but because of the high cost of equipment and their inhabitants.
However, if you really want to have a home to beautiful tropical fish, take a chance and make a saltwater aquarium is definitely worth it. It can be of three types: only with fish, plants and invertebrates, and finally with all together. Easiest way to take care of the first type, since all terms are calculated only for fish. Proper starting of the aquarium can considerably facilitate subsequent maintenance and to get rid of many problems.
Before starting the ground is Packed by size fractions: large pebbles on the filter or the bottom of the aquarium, then a special coating, which is poured fine sand. You can use coral skeletons, natural or artificial; decorative purposes often use a neutral rock.
Marine and freshwater aquariums are filled with water the same way, but for the first neobhodimosti sea water. To do this, prepare a saline solution by controlling the salimeter readings. Normal salt is not necessary for fish substances, so you have to buy a special aquarium. For mixing and storage solution can be used only glass and plastic ware, in any case not metal.
Water circulation in a saltwater aquarium are very important because without flow, the system quickly becomes overgrown with algae. To ensure it can pump, but not too powerful – a very strong current will prevent the fish.
At maturity marine aquarium requires the same load as freshwater, it is desirable to add a special reagent to accelerate the process. Its duration depends on water temperature and living bacteria. Usually the maturation takes about a month, but sometimes have to spend more.
For good lighting, regular lamps, if they exist, may not be enough. For reef aquariums is a very good metal halide lamps, fishing get away and luminous.
Care of marine aquarium experience. Over time, developing a special flair for fish health, the condition of the water, which makes life a lover of the underwater world.