How to make marine aquarium set up easy? Realistic Salt water Fish Aquarium Setup.
Salt water Fish Aquarium Setup: Salt water fish tank with live rock is very easy to setup and maintain. Without delicate marine invertebrates, Salt water Fish aquarium does not require costly reef tank equipments like calcium reactor, RO/DI water, Intense Reef Aquarium Lighting, marine water supplement. Plus you may enjoy all the salt water fish / marine fish you like, no matter if they are "reef safe".
How to setup a 46 gallon bow-front aquarium
Prepared 40 lbs Aquarium sand, crushed coral or gravel
use a 5-gallon plastic bucket to rinse the sand
Rinse the sand thoroughly to remove all debris
Spread out the aquairum sand on the tank bottom.
Use a garden hose to fill up the tank.
Tip: use a saucer to protect the aquarium sand from flushing away.
for this 46-gallon aquarium, we choose a canister filter for filtration.
Aquarium Filter Ceramic Rings.
We choose a hang-on type protein skimmer.
Tip: a protein skimmer can efficiently remove dissolved organic fish waste, leading better water quality. Protein skimmer does not work for freshwater fish aquarium.
Adjust the air-intake of protein skimmer to get maximum bubbling.
This protein skimmer is working fine.
An UV Sterillizer is also recommended.
install UV light bulb.
Hung the UV sterillizer behind the saltwater fish aquarium.
A heater is necessary for all tropical fish aquarium. It is recommend to use more than one heater to reducing the risk of malfunction.
Make sure to use aquarium water conditioner for all water change.
Slowly adding the salt to the aquarium.
Use an Hydrometer to measure both salinity and specific gravity.