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Why are salt water aquariums so difficult to keep healthy? Is there a trick?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image90
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Why are salt water aquariums so difficult to keep healthy? Is there a trick?

  2. omega-1 profile image59
    omega-1posted 6 years ago

    They're not as difficult as some people say, however they present a slightly higher challenge for the uninitiated for a few reasons ;
    -Saltwater fish tend to cost more
    -Saltwater fish are a bit less forgiving on mistakes, so they require more regular monitoring
    -A saltwater aquarium requires a bit more equipment and products.

    So for a first fish tank, it is suggested to go for the simpler solution of a freshwater setup.

    After you've become familiar with your aquarium, you can start a saltwater tank with little difficulty.

  3. Honest Reality profile image61
    Honest Realityposted 6 years ago

    I had a 275 gal saltwater aquarium, and it was easier then any freshwater one I ever had. I made sure I keep an accurate amount of salt in it, maybe that was why. Or if I started to see any algae forming I would clean it. I also replaced filter floss regularly. I hope something there helps.

  4. Volitans profile image80
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    Saltwater aquariums really aren't that difficult to keep healthy. Rather, they just require much more regular attention than freshwater aquariums do.

    The biggest trick to keeping a saltwater aquarium healthy is regular water changes. You should replace a good chunk of your water every week; I do a weekly 10% water change. Regular water changes flush out the toxins your filtration can't handle and replace the trace nutrients that your livestock use.