Key Points to Remember with a Beginner Aquarium:
While you may ultimately become Jacque Cousteau of the home aquarium world, it’s important to know what you are getting into before spending thousands of dollars on a full underwater reef.
The great news is for just a small investment you can get started in no time.
Freshwater aquariums are easy to set-up and maintain. Saltwater fish are beautiful, but the water systems are a bit more tricky to keep in balance for a beginner.
Buy a complete kit.
Buy a fully integrated aquarium fish tank that has all the components included: Tank, filter, pump, lights, hood, water treatment. No need to reinvent the wheel here.
Location and Size.
Lastly, figure out the aquarium location and what size tank will fit your space.
Beginner Tank Suggestions:
- The Lifestyle series is incredibly elegant, quiet, and low maintenance. These tanks offer the perfect place for beginners to learn if fish keeping is right for them.
- They range in size from 2 gallons to 25 gallons. (about the size of a desktop printer)
- For those beginners that want to dive right into the saltwater this is an excellent fully integrated solution with everything you need to be successful.
- We would recommend starting with a Fish only tank, and then working into Fish with live rock, and then as you grow in comfort and understanding a full blown reef.