Marine Aquarium Setup Cost in India, one question we get a
Saltwater VS Freshwater
When we are talking marine it simply means saltwater or the ocean, correct the water we add in the marine aquarium is salty and on the other hand, we use plain water which we too drink all the time. So, salt water is little more expensive due to additional component.
Aquarium salt is bought in Kg’s and about 200/- is required for 20
Marine Aquarium Setup VS Freshwater
Mostly both the aquariums have
So, the cost of display tank is the same for both and SUMP is an additional tank which would cost as per the tank size. Display tanks in both have substrate and rocks in a marine tank. We usually use dead sand or live sand. Which make the display more appealing. Natural live sand for marine aquarium in India should cost very marginal about 200/- per Kg.
Marine Aquarium Equipment VS Freshwater
Both tanks have very different equipment’s which help in
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We have internal and external filters in a freshwater aquarium and in a marine setup mostly we have SUMP or the same hang-on-back filters. Additional to the H-O-B filter in a marine aquarium we would require Protein skimmer, reactors, dosing pumps which are whims and fancy as they are good tools for keeping the water clean and are a cost a depending on the aquarium size. The cheapest skimmer which is available in the market is for 850/- but only works wonders for Nano Reef Tank in India. We also need a tool for water movement which is a wave maker in a marine tank. Which is similar in working to an internal filter in freshwater less the sponge part
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Marine Aquarium Lighting VS Freshwater (Planted Tank)
Marine tanks which are only fish system need not worry much about lights as they don’t require light like fish only freshwater. When it comes to
These lights can made at home or can be bought from aquarium shops. Lights can cost a bomb from mere 1000/- DIY to 40,000/- automatic which mostly depends upon on the depth and length of the aquarium. There is no fixed rule of light requirement and mostly need to rely on the health of the live specimen. Too much and too less light can cause bleaching, burning or malnutrition in the marine life.
Extra Budget for Additional Cost
Lastly, Knowledge is the Real Cost for knowing Marine Aquarium Setup Cost
Well most of us don’t understand that the real cost lies in the knowledge. That is required for keeping a marine aquarium in India. Getting a marine aquarium setup in India is cheap. But knowledge on how to keep it running and thriving is priceless. Oftentimes we do the mistake of getting our hands wet and later we realise that we lack the ability to keep it.
So, doing the above math for Marine Aquarium Setup Cost in India. We would conclude that a basic Nano Reef Tank in India would cost less than 50000/-. The larger system would cost above. Certain things are as per our whims and fancy which take a toll on the cost of the marine aquarium. We have not included the cost of any marine life here. As they are priceless and precious to the environment and should be carefully bought and cared.
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