Check your new tank for leaks. Fill it with water and let is stand for a day or two. Once you have confirmed that it is water tight you will need to thoroughly clean the tank and all equipment. Rinse thoroughly. Do not skip the cleaning and rinsing step just because you`ve purchased a new tank and it appears sparkling clean. Your fish will die if there are any contaminants left in the tank! Don`t forget to wash the gravel before adding it the tank. Add all your other equipment in accordance with the manufacturer`s directions. Your pet store will have provided advice on how to set up your saltwater fish tank.
The most common decorations you typically find in fish tanks are those of sea gravel and plants. The gravel lines the bottom of the tank and can be chosen in clear, white, or neon colors. This adds a lot to the visuals of an aquarium, especially if you choose colored gravel that matches or contrasts nicely with the fish you`ve chosen to keep. The ideas that can be implemented in using sea gravel is unlimited and you`ll have a great time choosing the gravel as well as setting up your tank with it. It`s never a disappointing effect.
There are various rock formations that you can buy especially for your fish tank. These work out to be very entertaining for your fish as most of them love to dive into and explore these little "caves." You can even set up some tunnel like arrangements with these rocks to give the fish a chance to really explore their own caves. Again, you`ll find that the fish love to play Hide and Seek with their tank mates with the perfect environment to do so. You may not have thought of your fish as being spelunkers, but once you set up their cave kingdom for them with the rocks, you`re going to be in for one of the most amazing times you`ve experienced while watching your fish enjoy themselves.
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