Saltwater vs Freshwater Aquariums
As a person ready to embark into the fish keeping hobby you’ll need to decide if you want a freshwater tank or a saltwater tank, this great infograph compares saltwater vs freshwater aquariums and comes up with 3 main things you’ll need to consider.
Here are the key takeaways to keep in mind from this infographic.
1) Cost to start
In general the cost to set up and maintain a freshwater aquarium are much less than a saltwater tank. The cost for both would depend on the type of aquarium, equipment and the fish you will keep.
The effort required to maintain a saltwater tank is more than a freshwater aquarium. However, with the new advances in equipment and information available on line, the gap is quickly shrinking.
3) Type of Fish
The type of fish you decide to keep is likely the biggest factor and difference between the two set up options. Some fish will require specific lighting, temperature, water conditions. The type of fish you select will impact both the cost and maintenance for your aquarium, choose carefully.
If you are interested in starting a saltwater aquarium check out our 3 part video series showing you how to set up, cycle and maintain a small saltwater tank for beginners.
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