If you’re like us, you want the best for your home and that includes the perfect aquarium. But with so many different types and sizes of aquariums available, how do you know which one is right for you? In this blog post, I’ll give you a breakdown of the different types of saltwater aquariums and what to consider before making your purchase. So whether you’re a first-time fish keeper or just looking for an upgrade, read on for some tips on choosing the best saltwater aquarium for your home!
Finding the Perfect Aquarium Size for Your Home
When selecting an aquarium size, it’s important to think about the space you have for an aquarium as well as the water to fish ratio.
First, you’ll want to identify a space in your home to place the aquarium. You’ll want to ensure there is enough space around it to walk freely without bumping into the tank and disturbing the fish. It should also be a few inches away from the wall to allow for air flow.
If space is limited, keep these parameters in mind when selecting a tank that fits the location. Since aquariums are largely identified by their volume, i.e. how many gallons of water they hold, you’ll need to dive a little deeper into the specs to determine the dimensions. For example, the 46 gallon Cade Aquarium Frag 600 holds 46 total gallons, with 33 gallons for the display tank volume and another 13 gallons for the sump operating volume. This tank is about 24” long x about 28” high and comes with a matching stand that puts the whole unit at about 50” tall.
Water to Fish Ratio
For those with unlimited space, think about the number of fish you want to keep. A good rule to follow is one gallon of water per inch of fish. If you have a fish that grows up to 5 inches long, you’ll need five gallons of water for that fish alone.
The Best Aquarium Brand
There are a ton of aquariums on the market, but if you’re looking for the best quality, an intelligently designed system and top-notch durability, Cade Aquariums is the best brand out there. Designed in Australia by saltwater fish experts, they come in a range of sizes to fit your space. We believe it’s the best saltwater tank out there, so that’s why it’s the only brand we carry. If you’re serious about saltwater fishkeeping, this is the brand you want.
Cade Aquarium tanks are made with high-quality glass and use a water management system that keeps everything flowing beautifully and preserves the health of your fish and corals.
Sit your reef aquarium atop a Cade cabinet for superior structural integrity and longevity. Cabinets provide optimum space for tank life support with secured sump filter, and elements like aluminum, glass and stainless steel screws make the cabinet saltwater proof.
Once you determine the size of your tank and number of fish you want to keep, you’re set! We’re an authorized retailer of Cade Aquariums, so find your perfect tank on our site and order today. If you have questions before your order, give us a call! We love talking to other fishkeeping enthusiasts and can help you find the best tank for your home.