A salt water fish aquarium is one of the best additions you can make to your home or office, and it's an easy way to have a pet (or group of pets) that doesn't require a great deal of care and maintenance. Some salt water fish species are easier to care for than others, and all of them require some sort of maintenance, but they do not need to be walked or cleaned up after like other pets. Exotic salt water fish are also beautiful to watch, and studies have even shown that watching fish swimming in a calm room is soothing to the human nervous system. In order to have the beautiful focal point of a salt water fish aquarium in your home or office, you will want to consider what size you want and where you want the tank to be.
Remember that once it is full of exotic salt water fish, water, plants and other accessories that it will be very difficult to move to another location. Other accessories might include a pump, a filter, and a temperature gauge to ensure that the water is within the correct range for the health of the salt water fish species. And of course, you'll also need a heater, fish nets, saltwater test kits, fish food, cleaning apparatus, rocks, corals and other decorations. Knowing the salt water fish species you're going to keep ahead of time is a good idea, and if you are a complete novice you'll want to talk with an expert before setting everything up. Some salt water fish species will grow as much as 12 inches in length, while others might only grow an inch. The salt water fish aquarium you select will depend largely on the size and amount of the fish. Also remember that you can't add the exotic salt water fish for a while - it can take up to six weeks before you are ready to add your fish.