We all know that keeping an aquarium isn’t very cheap. The fish, equipment, and regular maintenance cost a lot, so ways you can use to save money are good solutions. But, not all of them are right. Here we will mention all the tips that you will find interesting and money-saving, but none of them will compromise the effect your aquarium has. Of course, the first main step is to find discount aquariums which are not as rare as you may believe. There are a lot of them on the market, available at any given moment, so look for them.
1. Discount Aquariums
Although it won’t be your only cost in maintaining an aquarium the very first (and usually pretty expensive) purchase you will need to make is the actual aquarium. When searching for an aquarium for the first time try and find a deal. Usually aquariums go on sale around “Black Friday” or some national pet stores have an annual sale on aquariums. Join their newsletter or search online for when to expect the sale!
2.Use LED Aquarium Lights for Discounted Electrical Usage
Which type of illumination do you use? If you use conventional bulbs, you are wasting money. Move as soon as possible to LEDs, because they save you money, they offer white light and they last much longer. Light is almost always used, so every way you can use to save money with this aspect is a good way.
3.New pumps are the best
We wont talk about how new pumps are more resistant, more affordable or something like that. We want you to get pumps which are energy efficient. Depending on a brand and manufacturer, you can save up to 10% on total maintenance costs just using the right pump.
4.The importance of a quarantine
Maybe it sounds like a completely different topic, but quarantine has a huge role in saving money on operating your tank. First of all, keeping fish in quarantine will ensure the safety of all other fish, so you will make sure there are no parasites in a tank, which are expensive or impossible to remove from.
5.Get dry rock
Live rock and sand are the best, but they are also the most expensive. Always get the dry rock when you can, so you will make the aquarium floor look great, but you will also save money. For inexperienced hobbyists, this is the main thing to consider. Mix and match here in order to get the best appearance of a tank, but on a budget.
6.Become a member of an aquarium club
At the first sight, this tip sounds weird. We all k now that becoming a member of an aquarium club will cost you money! However, all clubs have contacts and deals with aquarium shops! Each new item of fish you buy will be at a discount, meaning that you will save money each time you want to make your aquarium better. It is a well-known thing that club members exchange fish and equipment. But, some of them will give away their old equipment when they move to the new one. This is the best way to save money and still end up with a great tank. Tip: In a case you are buying equipment, make sure you buy high-quality units. We know that cheap ones look tempting, but they are cheap due to a reason. They dont last long!