If you are looking for an additional piece of stunning furniture for your home or office you can not go wrong with a large saltwater fish tank. With the beautiful colors, the soothing sounds of bubbling water and the relaxing pastime of keeping fish, a large saltwater fish tank installed in your office or home will prove to be a great investment. A large fish tank is generally 30 gallons or more, and some custom-designed large fish tanks can hold hundreds of gallons depending on the size of your home.
When you have decided what type of large saltwater fish tank you want to purchase, you first need to ask yourself a few questions. The cost of keeping a large saltwater fish tank is usually more than a freshwater tank but a large fish tank full of beautifully colored saltwater fish is a popular choice for many home aquariums.
You then need to decide what you want your large saltwater fish tank made out of, whether it is glass or acrylic. Acrylic aquariums have become increasingly popular because they allow for custom designs to fit the home. Acrylic is more prone to scratching than glass, and is generally more expensive; however it does not alter the colors of the fish whereas glass, and its reflective properties, will distort when looked at from certain angles.
Once you have decided on what type of large saltwater fish tank you want and what types of fish, you need to decide what size tank you want. Large is considered in the 30-55+ gallon range will vary in price from roughly $100-$500 or more depending on the size and quality of the tank. Most companies offer package deals, which provide you with a large saltwater fish tank and all the necessary filtration devices. The size of your large saltwater fish tank will be a factor in deciding what size and how many fish you will be able to keep
You will, of course, have to get into the habit of feeding the fish and cleaning the tank, but the maintenance and up-keep for a large fish tank is easy. You need to clean the tank every 2-3 weeks, which means replacing roughly 20-25 percent of the water. You also will need to make sure the chemical levels in the tank are balanced using home kits and ensure your fish are fed at regular times.
With proper and easy maintenance, a large saltwater fish tank can be a great addition to a home or office, providing you a soothing escape and a hobby which you can enjoy for years to come.