TYPES OF MARINE TANK
Marine tanks are marine tanks, right? Well, no. From the start you need to choose whether you want big or small, and which kinds of creatures you’d like to keep.
YOUR MARINE options are roughly spread along the lines of ‘reef tank’ or ‘fish only’. As a newcomer, a reef tank might be the one you have in mind – a colourful array of corals, shrimps, snails and fish, over a well-designed layout of rocks and sand. But it’s also quite a difficult tank to set up and maintain. Alternatively, a fish-only set-up is just that – an aquarium with a handful of pretty marine fish swimming about, but without live corals and other invertebrates. Fish-only tanks are the easier of the types to keep, but without corals decorating the layout, they’re the less colourful option.