Video: How to Start a Saltwater Aquarium
Clint Anderson of Discovery Aquatics in Fridley's Moon Plaza shows you the ropes.
So, here's your conundrum.
Ever since your 3-year-old watched "Finding Nemo" at daycare, he's wanted an aquarium.
Rather than grabbing a goldfish from the local superstore, why not do it up right?
Part of a small niche of stores that cater to saltwater tank owners' needs, Anderson recognizes the importance of owning a saltwater tank, particularly when it comes to the coral you can grow, along with providing a solid home for your little clown fish.
"There are so many you can get," he said. "And it's kind of neat. You can grow out these coral in the tank, and there are varieties you can't get in nature anymore. So you can repopulate the species in a way that keeps them from going extinct."
Few things sparked an interest in saltwater aquariums like the previously mentioned Pixar classic.
He said the interest keeps shop owners busy.
"There are a few of us that cater to everybody's needs as best we can," Anderson said.