Question by  tarvold (23)

What is the best salt water tank configuration?


Answer by  mb (5482)

The best configuration depends on the fish species you wish to have. Deep water fish species need a large open tank so they can "spread out". Coral reef species need nooks and crannys.


Answer by  cmcguire (143)

The best saltwater tank configuration is left to debate- I prefer a tank with no sand, but with strong current and protein skimming to remove impurities in the water. Couple this with a refugium roughly 35% of the tank's size and a pound of live rock for each gallon of water, and you should have good results.


Answer by  eiryck (847)

The best salt water tank configuration is that when its space is big enough for fishes to roam around and have their own space. On the other hand, the water acidity is at its optimum level for marine fishes to thrive in good health. This could be in set up within the tolerable range.


Answer by  Melissa76 (282)

Depends how much money you want to put into your tank and how much room you have to set up a tank, we have a 125 gallon and we have almost 4000 dollars in ours so they they tend to get costly.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Fill a bucket of clean dechlorinated water with salt and fill the tank. Add heater and thermometer and make run for 72 hours. Have protein skimmer which removes organic debris.


Answer by  Melissa72 (167)

If it is fish only, then you can use just about any set up, but if it will contain corals, then you need a shallow tank so that they specimens can benefit from the lights.


Answer by  Jakecutter (1819)

This is all based on a few outside factors, like the amount of money you want to spend, what kind of fish are you going to keep in your tank?

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