The marine aquarium
Colourful corals and fish in the reef
What is a marine aquarium?
We distinguish between freshwater, brackish water and marine aquariums. Freshwater aquariums contain animals and plant from freshwater biotopes, such as streams, rivers and lakes. In marine aquariums live animals and plants from the seas, whose water tastes salty because of the high salinity. Marine water is therefore also known as saltwater. Brackish water is water which characterises the transition area between fresh and marine water.
The marine aquarium – a piece of ocean in your living room
For many people a coral reef in the living room is the aquarium owner’s absolute dream. But they are often discouraged by efforts and expenses, although marine aquarium keeping doesn't have to be expensive! Experienced marine aquarium owners can successfully maintain small 30 litre marine aquariums trouble-free for many years. Beginners should start with an aquarium with a volume of at least 200 litres, since this water quantity is more forgiving.
Video of a reef aquarium
The short video shows the lively bustle in a section of a 1000 l coral reef aquarium shortly after feeding.