Fish tanks are capable of providing endless hours of relaxing entertainment for the entire family. Larger units such as ten-gallon tanks can likewise be modified so that they will offer an even more eye-catching appeal.
What are some innovative aquarium design ideas and what benefits can they provide?
A Truly Living Environment
It is always a good idea to stock your tank with plenty of flora. Not only can plants such as flame moss add a unique verdant touch to the environment, but they naturally produce oxygen which can then be utilised by the fish.
The good news is that plants are generally easy to maintain and they can last for years if cared for properly. Other ideas include water wisteria, Java ferns and the dwarf aquarium lily.
Adding a Background
Another way to brighten up the internal atmosphere of your fish tank is to add a background which can be placed around the rear glass.
There are countless images to choose from although you might instead wish to replicate a digital photo so that a one-of-a-kind appeal can be obtained.
Just be sure that the background works in synergy with the contents of the tank.
Let There be (Coloured) Light
One of the issues with more traditional fish tanks is that some are equipped with rather harsh lighting. A perfect example can be seen in the use of traditional incandescent bulbs.
The good news is that you can now purchase LED lighting systems which are capable of changing colours at a predetermined interval.
Not only is this light much softer in terms of lumens, but it will automatically grab the attention of other family members.
You can even program the colours in order to accentuate the fish within your tank.
Feel free to experiment with these ideas or to research additional recommendations based around your personal tastes. Be sure to contact a specialist at Oceanlife Aquatics for more great advice or if you have any other questions.