With Christmas just around the corner, you might be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the person who has everything. An aquarium or remodel of an aquarium can be a unique and thoughtful present, something that will sustain and last for many years to come.
When choosing the type of aquarium to purchase, whether it be freshwater or saltwater tank, you should select careful based on a few key points:
- Time Factor – Purchasing an aquarium is taking on a big responsibility. With either tank type, daily maintenance, feeding and cleaning, and frequent observation. A saltwater tank will require more involvement in each of these aspects. Even changing light bulbs is more time consuming, as marine lighting fixtures are tightly sealed to protect the circuitry from salt and moisture.
- Cost – When purchasing saltwater or freshwater equipment, you want reliable, lasting supplies, which will cut the amount of time you must spend. While more expensive it is a trade off for time. Saltwater tanks will always be more expensive, as the equipment requires protection from salt creep from getting in between the background and tank glass. On average, a marine aquarium will cost up to 5 times as much to set up, as a freshwater tank of the same size.
- Personal Preference – For many people, this will be the deciding factor in what type of aquarium they choose. The type of tank that you choose will reflect what type and color of fish you can fill your tank with. While there are some exceptionally colorful freshwater species (bettas, neon tetras, discus, etc) there are many more saltwater species that are truly breathtaking to view.
Let the experts at Marine Solutions Inc help guide you in the right direction and make you feel confident in your choice of aquarium. They have online discounts and in store specials, so visit today.