Mini tanks are proving to be one of the most popular types of fish tanks for today’s budding aquarist. Many have even established small saltwater aquariums, which offer all the beauty of their larger counterparts.
One of the main benefits of having a mini tank setup is that it enables the budget conscious enthusiast to keep some of the world’s most popular fish species without costing the earth.
The biggest problem with these small setups is overpopulating such a small space with too many inhabitants.
Due to the small volume of water found in mini tanks the water can easily become contaminated with high levels of Nitrate. The main way to prevent this from happening is to carry out regular partial water changes every one to two weeks.
Besides the problem associated with the small volume of water there are little differences from setting up a regular reef tank.
As with all saltwater aquariums, the process is a slow steady procedure that provides any new changes time to balance out.
As with all other marine aquariums the main things to consider include adequate lighting & filtration, water purification, salinity levels, water flow and the aeration.
As mentioned before Nitrate levels can be an issue, therefore a thorough knowledge of the Nitrogen Cycle is essential to maintain a healthy environment.
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