Aquarium Submersible Heater

By · Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Aquarium Submersible Heater

Many freshwater hobbyists are excited about the incredible variety and colors of saltwater fish and make the change or addition of salt water tanks to their hobby. So many of you are asking, "Can I convert my freshwater aquarium to saltwater?"

The answer is yes, you can convert your freshwater aquarium to saltwater. Your level of success, however, may depend on the size of your aquarium. For new fans, it's best to start with a larger aquarium of at least 29 gallons. The larger the aquarium more room for learning curves, such as whether the fish are overcrowded or overfed. Larger tanks are more tolerant, the temperature fluctuates less and takes more time to critical levels for change.

If your freshwater aquarium fish has it most pet stores will have their fish as trade-ins or you may want to give to a friend. Once the fish are gone, remove all the aquarium and clean all equipment. Wash the aquarium and equipment with warm water. Never use soap or business to clean the aquarium glass or supplies. Discard or wash gravel and stored for later use. A saltwater aquarium requires only a few basic pieces of equipment and supplies that your freshwater aquarium needed. Buy an aragonite based on land, a good mix of sea salt and a hydrometer (to measure the amount of salt found in the water). No need to buy a new filter, provided is the right size for your aquarium and performs all three types of filtration: mechanical, chemical and biological.

Finally, make sure that the heater is functioning properly. If you have a wing to the heater may want buy a submersible, it is easy to configure and is recommended for saltwater. While you choose fish and invertebrates that require no special lighting for your old light will do well. If the bulb is several years old you may want to consider replacing as a new lamp will delight your aquarium.

While these are just basics to get started now can simply add water decorations salt and start setting up your saltwater aquarium.

To ensure you are assembling your saltwater aquarium correctly, visit for a step-by-step manual. Once your aquarium is setup and running properly wait 24 hours before adding fish.

© 2008 Laurren Schmoyer

Dedicated to your aquatic success,
Laurren Schmoyer

Laurren Schmoyer is the founder and CEO of Aquamain’s Fish World and Aquatic Experts. Aquamain’s is one of the largest aquarium stores on the east coast. Laurren has written several guides to help new hobbyists get started in the right direction.

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