Populating Your Reef Tank

Article by Groshan Fabiola

A reef tank is a great way to add color and vibrancy to your home or office, and even if you have little or no knowledge about salt water environments you can still jump into this hobby head first. You can choose to fill your tank with fish such as Angel Fish, Barracuda and Burgess Butterfly. Even if you forego the saltwater fish, however, you can still have a beautiful and lively aquarium. Live coral are more popular than ever before and they provide just as much color, movement and vibrancy as fish and other sea creatures.

If you choose to populate your reef tank with fish, there are many varieties to choose from. There are many varieties of Angel Fish and Damsels that can be purchased for under $ 20, which are considered to be some of the best choices for beginners. They are fairly hardy and they are also inexpensive so you don’t need to worry about your money going down the drain if you have to flush any casualties down the toilet. More expensive and difficult to maintain fish can be added as you gain more knowledge and experience.

If you want to focus on live coral there are three general categories to choose from. These are the Soft Coral, Large Polyp Stony Coral, and Stony Coral. The soft corals are best for beginner reef tank owners because they are the hardiest and easiest to maintain. The large polyp stony corals are still pretty hardy but require somewhat more specific water flow and lighting, although they are more colorful and lively so many people find the extra effort worthwhile. The regular stony corals are the most difficult to maintain but they come in an extensive array of colors from bright pink to deep blue.

Live coral and saltwater fish keeping are some of the most enjoyable hobbies with the most beautiful rewards. By purchasing healthy animals from a reputable dealer, your reef tank will be thriving for many years.

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