What to expect with your Salt Water Aquarium and How 

The Fish Bowl Can Help. 


The beauty and intrigue of saltwater fish draws many people into the hobby. But not all individuals are fully aware of what it takes to keep fragile saltwater specimens happy and healthy. Even though today's modern technology makes saltwater fish-keeping easier than ever, the decision to set up a saltwater aquarium should not be taken lightly. The special needs of saltwater fish present considerable challenges. The prospective aquarium owner needs to be well-versed in all the responsibilities required for a saltwater system. The following paragraphs provide you with a high-level overview of what we're talking about.


Research, Research, Research
If you are considering setting up a saltwater aquarium in your home, your first step is research. Learn as much as you can about the individual fish and invertebrates that interest you. Not all species offered in the industry are equally well suited for the typical home aquarium. Choose fish and invertebrates suitable for the novice aquarist and refrain from pursuing unsuitable species, or species that have poor success rates in captivity.


At The Fish Bowl we have done alot of the research for  you. We will do whatever we can to make the experience as painless as possible.


Plan Enough Time for Care and Maintenance
A substantial time commitment is required to keep a saltwater aquarium system healthy. A saltwater aquarium requires diligent maintenance to keep it clean, temperature-controlled, and properly lit. Salinity is also paramount, so replacing evaporated water each day is critical. Fish and invertebrates need to be fed on a regular basis. Remember that different species have different food requirements. 

Saltwater aquariums rely on mechanical systems such filters, pumps, heaters and light fixtures. Like all equipment, these items require regular maintenance to keep them operating efficiently.


We keep the equiptment on hand required to keep your tank up and running.


Delivery and Setup

The Fish Bowl offers Delivery and Setup of your Aquarium. We will take the time to show you how everything operates and what you will need to do to keep your aquarium functioning properly and remain beautiful.


Care and Maintenance

We also provide a maintenance service where we can come out to your house and take care of upkeep for you. We have monthly and bi-monthly and as needed plans available for your convienience


Financial Commitment
In addition to education and time, saltwater aquariums requires a financial investment. Start-up costs for a new saltwater aquarium vary by size. Like anything else, the larger the aquarium system, the larger the cost.

We understand the expense involved in your new hobby. At the Fish Bowl we help out all we can by keeping our prices the lowest around and by selling used used and refurbished equiptment.



Saltwater fish keeping is a wonderful, challenging, and educational hobby that can be a rewarding experience for the whole family. Once your new system is up and running, maintaining your aquarium will become less of a chore, but more of a pleasurable routine and enjoyable escape.