How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

Saltwater Aquarium - Additives

Saltwater Aquarium - Additives

Saltwater Aquarium - Selecting Live Animals

Saltwater Aquarium - Selecting Live Animals

Saltwater Aquarium - Trouble Shooting

Saltwater Aquarium - Trouble Shooting

Saltwater Aquarium - Trouble Shooting

Saltwater Aquarium - Trouble Shooting

Saltwater Aquarium - Selecting Live Animals

Saltwater Aquarium - Selecting Live Animals

Saltwater Aquarium - Additives

Saltwater Aquarium - Additives

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

Understanding Potential Fish Diseases in Your Aquarium

Understanding Potential Fish Diseases in Your Aquarium

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Understanding Fish Compatibility for Your Aquarium

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Adding Fish to Your Aquarium

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Maintaining the Temperature and pH Balance in Your Aquarium

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Basic Aquarium Facts

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Aquarium Basics

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How to Keep a Successful Aquarium

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How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

How to Keep a Successful Aquarium

How to Keep a Successful Aquarium

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

Saltwater Aquarium - Finding Salinity

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Lighting

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Essential Equipment

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

Saltwater Aquarium - Feeding the Fish

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Jim Karanikas

Marine Biologist, Aquatic Inspirations, LLC

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Aquatic Inspirations is an upscale, high-end aquarium design and maintenance company created by Jim Karanikas, a marine biologist with over 35 years of experience in the field. We operate in a professional, discreet manner, maintaining the highest standards of quality and service. Prior to Aquatic Inspirations, Jim owned and operated Tropical Fish World in Gaithersburg, Maryland for 22 years. He has kept almost every kind of aquarium fish and was one of the first people to successfully breed marine Angelfish in captivity. His love of the water goes beyond fish - Jim is a competitive swimmer, former swim coach, and routinely competes in triathlons. Jim has volunteered at the National Aquarium and has given many talks about tropical fish and live coral husbandry to local fish clubs. He resides in Montgomery County, Maryland with his family. We hope you enjoy the videos. If you have further questions, please email us at jim@aquatic-inspirations.com. And thank you for allowing Aquatic Inspirations to bring the beauty of the ocean to you!

How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

Marine Biologist Jim Karanikas demonstrates how to set up a saltwater aquarium. It will include how to build and maintain a saltwater tank.

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Jim Karinikas: Hi! This is Jim Karinikas from Tropical Fish World, and I am going to over a little bit about the basics of keeping a salt water aquarium. So the different clips we are going to be covering today, are the basic water requirements for a salt water aquarium, such as adding the salt and the additives and the foods. First, we are going to discuss lighting for the salt water aquarium. The lighting for a fish only aquarium is much different than that of a reef tank. So we are just going to discuss your different options for lighting. We will also going to cover the equipment that is needed for a salt water aquarium. I also want to show you all the interesting live animals, including fish, live rock, crabs, corals. Probably the most important thing I am going to talk to you about, is water quality and troubleshooting some of the more common problems that you are going to have with the marine aquarium. Some of the equipment and products that we are going to need are, de-chlorinating drops or liquids. We are going to need some synthetic salt to put in the aquarium. We are going to also need something to measure the amount of salt that's added to the aquarium. We are also going to need a filter system, and along with the filter system a heater, and we're also going to have some safety concerns with the aquarium. We're going to have to make sure that we drip loop all of the cords that go into the outlets, because salt water is a very good conductor of electricity, and we want to make sure that we don't get any of the salt water into any electrical outlets, that might cause a safety hazard. My name is Jim Karinikas. I have a degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maryland. I have run an own Tropical Fish World since 1989, and before that I worked at another aquarium store for about 13 years. So let's say, kind of fish is my life, and I really enjoy the salt water aquariums, and I want to make sure that understand how to do it right. So I know you are eager to get started, so let's go ahead and see how to set up a saltwater aquarium.

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