||Built In Aquariums
|The large aquariums featured at high end
resorts are inspiring a new trend in interior
home design: large home aquariums. Until
recently, aquariums were made from glass,
which made large tanks extremely expensive.
Now specialty manufactures are producing
new tanks from acrylic, which allows economically
priced tanks to be both much larger and made
in a wide variety of interesting shapes.
When used in a home, these tanks can become
major focal points in any room; they can
even serve as room dividers, so that the
swimming fish can be enjoyed from more than
If you are thinking of purchasing
aquarium for your home, consider
- Large acrylic large tanks can hold thousands
of pounds of water, so they require the proper
structural support. Make sure your floor
can take the weight before buying and filling
a large tank.
- Many homeowners decide to install acrylic
tanks in an attractive cabinet.
with the necessary wiring for
water chillers and lighting,
will add to
the overall cost.
- Make sure your aquarium is fully functional
before investing in any fish. The most colorful
and exotic fish are expensive and can be
very sensitive to anything other than ideal
- Aquarium accessories have also improved in
the last few years. Look for filter systems
that use smaller size water chillers and
bacteria laden sand, which makes it easier
to maintain ecosystems.