Building a salt water aquarium requires a lot of patience and each step must be followed accordingly. First of all, decide on which type of saltwater tank you want: one that contains fish, fish and reefs or reef only. If you decide to start up the first type, you must know that salt water aquarium fish can be bought buy order or from any fish store. The methods of keeping salt water aquarium fish improve constantly and that is why it is recommendable to look for the newest catalogs.
The shape of the tank as well as the place where to position your salt water aquarium fish inside your home are also things to have in mind. Some species require smaller tanks, to be constantly monitored, while others require larger aquariums as to have enough space to move. Anyway, the minimum size that specialists recommend is fifty gallons. According to the place in which you have decided to expose your aquarium, some factors also have to be considered, such as lightning, heating sources and so on. In the case of salt water aquarium fish especially, wet/dry trickle filters, a protein skimmers, pumps, heating and lighting equipments are indispensable for your tank. Otherwise, the fish inside might be at risk, and you wouldn't like to pick up the pieces of a lost aquarium, wouldn't you?
Last, but not least, before starting up a tank and deciding that you are able to take care of salt water aquarium fish you should calculate your funds. Not only does this hobby require patience, but it also requires some extra cash as to pay the water expenses, the electric bill, and other numerous things you need to purchase. Your monthly expenses are likely to increase with an average of $10,000. But, according to those who already have them, and are willing to spend all that money, keeping salt water aquarium fish is probably the best hobby one can take up, and can delight yourself as well as anyone who enters your house.