A saltwater fish tank is actually easy to set up and to take care of, despite what people may tell you. A saltwater fish tank is thus began by acquiring all of the materials that you want for your tank. It requires the saltwater tank itself, plants, rocks for the bottom, various decoration, the salt water, and of course, the fish that you would like to put in the tank. The next step in starting a saltwater fish tank is to find a desireable place in your home in which you would like to display your tank. The next step is to mix the salt water according to the instructions that are provided to you, on the back of the package of salt that you purchased. Do not add any fish or other invertebrates until one week after you have mixed the water together. Also do not add anyof your plants yet. After a week has passed and the salt water is mixed, add your aquarium decorations, and then add the fish.