3 Tips on Choosing The Right Aquarium For You

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Freshwater aquariums, Saltwater aquariums

freshwaterAquariums are a wonderful addition to any home or business. Not only are they beautiful but they also provide hours of entertainment and fun for guests and residents. It’s no wonder their popularity has skyrocketed! However, before purchasing your aquarium and enjoying its many benefits, you should take many important factors into consideration. Here are a few tips from custom aquarium designers, Aquatic Interiors, on how to choose the best aquarium for you.




1. Finding An Appropriate Space

Before buying an aquarium, your first step is to find a suitable place in your home or business that the aquarium can be placed. Aquariums require a lot of room and accessibility and thus make tiny or hard-to-reach places a bad idea. Think about it. If it is annoying or too time consuming to access and clean your aquarium, you probably will not do it often. This will be absolutely detrimental to your fish and plant life because without a clean environment, they cannot thrive and be healthy.


The next step is to make sure your aquarium is placed in an area that is safe and out of the way. The last things you’d want to have to deal with is people damaging your aquarium or worse, having someone trip over the cords and incur an injury in your place of business. By putting your aquarium in an offset, but still visible area of the room, you can avoid these types of headaches while still reaping the benefits of having an aquarium.


2. Saltwater Aquariums vs. Freshwater Aquariums

Which should you choose? This really just depends on your personal preference of fish and what you’d like to display in your home or business. However, from a cost and maintenance perspective, it is important to know the differences between these two types of aquariums.


Freshwater aquariums are usually more common and easier to maintain. Their set up costs and tanks are inexpensive and the day-to-day maintenance is fairly quick and non-labor intensive.


Saltwater aquariums, on the other hand, are a bit more involved. Because you must recreate the saltwater environment for your saltwater fish/plants to survive, expect to pay more for your initial set-up and tank. Saltwater aquarium maintenance also tends to be very intensive and requires a lot of time and patience so if you live a busy lifestyle, this may not be the best fit for you.



3. Understanding The Responsibility

Many people buy aquariums without realizing the time and care they require and soon find themselves in bad situations. Dead fish, dirty, broken tanks, etc.


Don’t go down that route. It’s the age of information! We suggest really researching all of the different types of aquariums and then deciding which to buy based on your lifestyle and the time you can personally commit.  Having this information will help you make a sound decision and ensure your complete happiness and satisfaction with your new aquarium.