Pet Fish Care : How to Maintain a Saltwater Tank
Hi my name is Ryan Wells. I’m the owner of
a local fish store located in Lindon, Utah. Maintenance on a saltwater fish tank is actually
very generally easy. The most important thing to do is not to over-pollute your tank. The
way you do this is by not over crowding it with livestock and by not over feeding the
livestock that you currently have. You can reduce the pollution in your tank through
different types of filtration. Some of your common filtration is mechanical, usually through
some sort of a filter sock or filter media. Another type of filtration is biological.
This is accomplished through different types of media, usually live rock or other bio balls
or other bio medias. You also have chemical filtration. This is usually accomplished through
protein skimming, use of activated carbons or other chemical filtrations. The most important
thing to remember in maintaining a saltwater tank is to keep the water as clean and pristine
as possible and remember that in the ocean your reefs are in pristine water. To be able
to keep a reef tank or even just a fish holding tank for that matter it is extremely important
that we keep our pollutions down and that we keep our water as clean as possible.