Having a safe and healthy environment for the fish should be your primary aim when setting up a new saltwater aquarium. However some of the things you find may not be accurate. Knowledge of differences between facts and myths will help you set up a proper saltwater aquarium. Below is how to know accurate information about the features if the best saltwater aquarium.
Your aim when developing a new saltwater aquarium should be to replicate the oceans. This is because the fish are used to the conditions of the ocean. You need to increase the water temperatures moderately by heating it properly. Therefore it is a fact that rapid temperature changes can be harmful to the fish. Knowing the right way to heat aquarium water is an essential skill to learn.
It is a myth that all fish can survive in both saltwater and freshwater. Meaning that the suitability of the saltwater aquarium will depend on the nature of the fish. Some fish species belong to freshwaters thus putting them in a saltwater aquarium will be harmful to them. Thus you seek expert advice on the type of fish that is most suitable for your saltwater aquarium.
The other thing you need to know is the harm caused to the corals by having high levels of nitrates. You should know that in certain circumstances high level of nitrates may be harmful to the fish as they can cause ICH. The ICH is a disease that causes the fish to have white spots. ICH can be spread through surfaces, nets or toys and not through air. ICH is a treatable disease how it can be fatal if not treated in good time.
There is a common myth that all algae are harmful to the fish which is inaccurate. It is, however, essential to prevent the overgrowing of algae even though it is an indication of a healthy saltwater aquarium.
Maybe you are planning to have both soft and hard corals, and you are researching on whether you require different lighting; therefore, you should know that you can use the same lighting are it is suitable for both types of fish. Therefore you should believe the myth that you should have specialized lighting for particular types saltwater aquariums corals.
Other the thing you need to research on is the ideal temperature for the saltwater aquariums. However, experts have not yet agreed on the exact temperatures units that are best for a saltwater aquarium; therefore, all you need to do is learn about the range. This means that you do not go above or below an absolute temperature limit.