Saltwater aquariums make a gorgeous addition to any room. They’re exotic, awe-inspiring, and bring the peacefulness of the ocean right into your home or business.
Unfortunately, due to common misconceptions, many fish-lovers do not get to enjoy the beauty of saltwater aquariums. They believe saltwater aquariums require extensive maintenance or are deterred by the initial costs.
It’s time to put those presumptions to rest. With all of the scientific and technological advancements that have been made for keeping a saltwater aquarium, it’s really not as difficult or expensive as many people assume. It’s actually quite rewarding!
Here are a few reasons why you should choose a saltwater aquarium:
Set-Up And Maintenance Are Easier Than Ever
Re-creating a beautiful saltwater environment has never been easier. Aquarium stores now offer a variety of saltwater aquarium supplies that simplify your set-up process and make maintenance a breeze.
Before, aquarium owners had to scour store after store or special order certain saltwater products. Now, from coral lighting and live rock to protein skimmer; it’s all readily available. Many stores also carry pre-mixed saltwater. How convenient is that?
Not to mention, many aquarium retailers actually specialize in the design of saltwater aquariums or have pre-made saltwater aquariums ready for customers to begin displaying immediately. This is especially nice for those who do not have the time to set up their own saltwater environment.
It was once believed that to keep saltwater fish, you had to have a large, 50+ gallon water tank. Nowadays, this is anything but the case. Saltwater aquariums now come in just as many sizes and shapes as freshwater aquariums and have a myriad of aquatic landscape options to fit your personal preference.
Imagine having your own small piece of the ocean right in your very own home, or displaying a huge aquarium filled with exotic fish and plant life in your business. Talk about a lasting impression!
Exotic Saltwater Fish
While there are certainly many different freshwater species, they can never compare to the huge array of exotic fish and invertebrates found in saltwater environments. It is just a fact that there is more variety and a wider selection of vibrantly colored fish and corals in the saltwater world.
Plus, saltwater aquariums are always evolving. When you put live rock or live sand in your tank, they often bring “hitchhikers” with them. These hitchhikers, or various saltwater species, can really add to your aquarium and make the environment interesting. Very rarely in the freshwater world (outside of snails coming with plants) will you see inhabitants in your tank that were not originally purchased?
In conclusion, your choice of aquarium is totally preferential. Both freshwater and saltwater aquariums have pros and cons. Just remember not to let assumptions be your deciding factor. If you truly desire a saltwater aquarium, consult your local saltwater aquarium retailer and they can assist you in finding the perfect fit.