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A beautiful and healthy aquarium is the pride and joy of many aquarium enthusiasts. Finding the right location to place your saltwater aquarium tank, however, requires a bit of brainstorming. Once you have your aquarium set up in a particular spot, it can be quite a pain to move later on. While you can place […]
A beautiful and healthy aquarium is the pride and joy of many aquarium enthusiasts. Finding the right location to place your saltwater aquarium tank, however, requires a bit of brainstorming. Once you have your aquarium set up in a particular spot, it can be quite a pain to move later on. While you can place your aquarium anywhere you want, here are some key factors you must consider before moving forward.
Saltwater aquarium tanks are usually heavy and large in size. Add fish, coral, plants, and water to the mix and it’ll be near impossible to carry from wherever it’s set up. Look for an area within your home that can support that kind of weight and size. If you aren’t sure, take time to ask a contractor to evaluate your floor.
One of the responsibilities you will have as an aquarium owner is making partial water changes to your tank on a regular basis. For this reason, it’s crucial to keep your tank near a sink and pre-mixed saltwater so that it’s less of a chore for you. Remember that the more of a chore something is, the less likely you will be willing to perform it. And that will mean your tank will suffer.
If you are a first-time aquarium owner, you will quickly learn one thing: water spills are going to happen. It doesn’t matter how careful you are—at some point, some tank water will spill (or splash!) onto your floor. And in saltwater tanks, salt may also end up outside of your tank and onto the wall and floors. This means you should not locate your tank in an area with valuable items or with an antique floor. Instead, you should pick an area where you don’t mind the occasional water spill, splash, or salt.
Our saltwater pets may not be able to express their fear or sadness like puppies or kittens, but they can and will become frightened by vibrations and movement. You should place your tank in a location where the floor doesn’t vibrate from people walking, running, or jumping. Avoid placing your tank near a hallway or within a corridor as sudden movements will cause your fish to become nervous or easily frightened.
Properly caring for an aquarium can be incredibly time-consuming but seeing your beautiful fish thrive in your own aquarium system is worth the trouble. Remember to take the comfort and safety of your fishes into consideration when choosing the perfect location for your tank. You may feel like you’re not doing much, but your saltwater fish will live happier in the right place.