Footballers Through Wall Aquarium

Custom Fish Tank Brief:

To create a natural, low maintenance through wall aquarium thats installed in place of a TV. Fish tank feeding should be automated due to the clients busy training and travelling commitments.

Built in wall fish tank

This through wall aquarium install has a capacity of circa 350 litres and houses freshwater tropical fish with a live plant theme.

Plants are positioned around a large piece of Indonesian Bogwood which provides a fantastic centrepiece.

All aquarium filtration is located underneath the tank which is easily accessed via two doors. The tanks lit solely via powerful LED lamps. In addition, these LED lights are programmed to dim up and down in the morning and evening. Therefore providing a pleasing sunrise and sunset effect.

 

Furthermore, incorporated into the aquarium design, we installed automatic feeders which drop food into the aquarium twice per day. This ensures the fish are fed a varied diet and so promotes their strong growth.

 

As part of the aquarium installation package, this client also opted to utilise our aquarium cleaning service on an on-going basis. The clients request was that they did not want to perform any tasks regarding the aquarium. With this the case, fish tank maintenance is carried out twice per month. Inclusive of, full cleaning of the tank and its filtration, water change and testing. As well as plant pruning and addition of plant foods. Therefore ensuring the aquarium always looks its best.

Arrangements are in place with this client so we may access the tank at any time to perform important maintenance. At the same time, this also allows us to perform a quick ‘check up’ on the aquarium whilst the client is away.

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Finished through wall fish tank

Want Your Own Through Wall Aquarium?

We are specialist aquarium installers for your home or business – please call us on 01457511138 or email.

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Custom Aquarium Metal Frame Stand

As part of a bespoke fish tank design. We recommend that an aquarium metal frame stand is utilised to support the weight of the tank.

We Are Aquarium Stand Builders

Each custom fish tank stand is designed and manufactured to exacting requirements. If using our aquarium install service we will provide a stand within your cost. However, if you just want to order a stand on its own, please email us your specification for a quote.

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Custom fish tank metal stand

Calculated from aquarium volume and glass thickness. The aquarium stand is over engineered and manufactured in steel box section. The stand is fully welded and powder coated for corrosion protection. Adjustable self levelling feet are installed to transmit the aquariums load to the floor. Each single foot is capable of loading up to a massive 300kgs! Therefore making our frames very strong and giving years of service.

Where access is required to house such filtration as a sump tank or canister filters. We will supply removable struts for this purpose. These are simply bolted into position once your sump tank is in place.

We can supply the stand in varied metal box sizes e.g. 30×30, 40x50mm etc. However, we will advise as to the recommended size steel based upon the total load upon the stand.

 

Additionally, powder coating is available in a choice of colours. Black being most popular.

Finally, our frames are normally built within 21 days from the date of order. Need a frame quicker than this? Please contact us to enquire about our speedy building service.

Our frames are delivered to you via our own vehicle or via palletised service. Thus, we offer delivery of our fish tank stands throughout the UK. Collection is also available from our Manchester storage unit.

Require an Aquarium Metal Frame Stand?

Call – 01457511138 or email

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Building an in Wall Reef Aquarium

Custom Design

This brief was to design and build an in wall aquarium capable of keeping a large number of soft and hard corals as well as many reef fish. The reef system should be as automated as possible. Thus easy to maintain. Because our client only had experience with a previous freshwater aquarium and worked away quite often, we would provide our aquarium maintenance service for the tank via 3 service calls per month.

The project started with the build of a small extension to the side of the client’s house. This would create the necessary space for the aquarium and filter system.

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Proposed fish tank location
Through wall fish tank
Wall space created and support frame
Bespoke wall fish tank
Prior to the building extension

White doors are used externally that match the rest of the house and provide access to the filter system. Being on the outside of the house each door has a lock for security.

An extractor fan is used to expel heat produced from the tank’s lighting. This heat is exhausted outside. The tank sits on a metal frame which provides a solid foundation.

A sunny day provided us with great weather to perform the main part of this in wall aquarium installation.
The custom aquarium design includes 2 x corner weir boxes with blue rear and side panels. The front pane of the tank is ultra clear Optiwhite glass.

With the tank in position, we could then install the lighting. This comprises of an 8 x 80 watt ATI T5 Luminaire and 4 x Aquaray marine blue and fiji purple led strips. Resulting in an extremely intense light that corals require to thrive.

Bespoke Filtration System

Because this reef tank has an additional sump tank underneath, there is more than adequate space for all filtration, leaving the main display tank free from equipment.

Custom reef tank lights
Powerful reef lights

The fully automated filter system operates via an Aquatronica controller. This monitors and controls the tanks pumps, lighting and vital water parameters. In addition, we receive a daily text message containing this vital information. As well as sending us a text if any parameter falls out of tolerance or in the event of a power cut. Therefore making it a vital piece of equipment where significant time and financial investment is being made.

Both the main and sump tank are open topped which aids gas exchange and thus allows the system to breathe. However, this does cause a lot of evaporation. To rectify this we install a top up unit that detects when then water level falls and automatically tops up the system with fresh water. This takes the hard work out of having to perform this task manually and also keeps the salinity of the tank very stable.

The front wall is now plastered ready for painting. We have added a top flap to the wall to provide access into the tank.

Now the tank can be filled. We always use ultra pure reverse osmosis water for every marine aquarium installation we perform. Tank filling for this system took 4 days.

Aquarium filling
Filling the tank with pure water

Once the aquarium is filled, we add the correct amount of ocean salt and commission the system. During this process, we check all items of equipment are functioning correctly and set up the aquarium controller.

Stocking The Tank

Once the system has been running for a few days we can begin the rock aqua-scape. In this particular tank, the client had asked us to create 2 tall rock structures. The rock formations are assembled outside of the tank and then transferred inside piece by piece. The 2 tall structures utilise Reef Rods which makes them very stable.

And 3 months later the tank is beginning to take shape with fish settling in well and corals becoming established.

From here on with our guidance this in wall aquarium continues to grow and flourish. Many more corals and fish are added to produce a tank as seen here.

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Fully grown in wall reef aquarium

 

Interested in our in wall aquarium design service?

Please call us on 01457511138 or email.

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Fish Tank Maintenance Service in Cheshire

Reef Aquarium Installation and Servicing

We are pleased to provide photos of our clients’ fabulous reef tank. This coral reef display mainly contains stony corals. These bright corals are challenging to grow and so we advise only housing these corals with the aid of additional filtration. The reef was installed by ourselves and we maintain it via our fish tank maintenance service. We utilised structured plates bonded to the rear of the tank which provide lots of positions to mount corals. As well as giving depth to the aquarium.

Part of the coral aquariums design incorporates lighting and filtration specifically chosen to cater for this delicate corals requirements. These stony corals prefer water brightly lit and low in nutrients. Powerful LED lighting hangs over the aquarium. This is controlled wirelessly. We use an over rated protein skimmer which efficiently strips the tanks water of nutrients.

A special type of filter in employed to effectively dissolve a coral gravel. This action releases the elements such as calcium and magnesium into the water. Therefore, providing them ready for encouraging further coral growth.

Lastly, vigorous water flow within the tank is achieved via 2 variable flow, wave maker pumps. And so this replicates the turbid regions on a natural reef where the corals can be found. All stony corals housed have been grown from small fragments raised on coral farms.

Our fish tank maintenance service for this client is provided once per month. This service combined with the clients input ensures the steady growth of these stunning corals.

Require our Fish Tank Maintenance Service?

Call us on 01457511138 or email your requirements.

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Aquarium Cleaning Service UK

Our Aquarium Cleaning Service UK

Our comprehensive aquarium cleaning service uk will ensure your fish tank sparkles. Whilst also ensuring water quality is perfect for your fish. Specialist aquarium maintenance of both fresh water and salt water aquariums is offered.

No tank is too small or large! Our current clients aquariums range in size from a 30 litre tropical tank to a 2000 litre salt water reef system. Maintenance is available via call out or via contractual agreement. Service intervals are offered weekly, fourtnightly, monthly or bi-monthly. No contract is required for residential clients. However, commercial clients are offered a service contract and service level agreement.

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Aquarium cleaning in Cheshire

We design and build our own aquariums so there’s not much we don’t know about the most complex fish tank set up.

During each visit, our technician may offer advice and suggest if any improvements can be made to your aquarium set up. Additionally, we are able to supply a variety of foods and new livestock.

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Fish tank cleaning in Warrington

Fish Tank Holiday Service

For those clients with busy lifestyles, we are able to hold keys for your house in our secure safe. Therefore we don’t require anyone to be home to be able to service the aquarium. This service is particularly helpful if you have holidays planned. Our technicians are then able to call in to check on your fish tank whilst your away. We may even send you a text message letting you know that all is well!

Fish Tank Maintenance in your Area?

Currently we offer aquarium cleaning services in Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear. Please contact us if requiring services in these locations.

Outside of these areas? Please send us an email as we are constantly expanding our service area.

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Reef Aquarium Maintenance in Derbyshire

Aquarium Installation Service in Newcastle

New Aquarium Installation Service in Newcastle

Our latest aquarium installation service performed in Ponteland – Newcastle. This client already had an in wall fish tank which they had become unhappy with. They contacted us to arrange a visit so we could view the tank and advise improvements that could be made.
Upon arriving and seeing the marine aquarium it was clear that the tank was in a rather poor state. As well as the filtration being rather old and tired, and, not to mention the existing LED light, this looked home made and represented a real danger of electric shock!

In summary, we advised that the best course of action would be to remove the entire set up and install a brand new room divider fish tank set up.

Improvements could be made with a new custom tank design. But also our bespoke filtration system would provide superior filtration, less maintenance and incorporate an automated freshwater topping up system.

Altogether, our aquarium installation service took 2 days to complete. This custom aquarium design utilises a sump tank underneath the main tank. This sump tank houses all of the filtration equipment.

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Clients old wall fish tank
New in wall fish tank
New in wall fish tank

 

Equipment consists of;

Water polishing pre-filter.
Deltec protein skimmer.
Phosphate reactor (algae control).
Bio pellet reactor (nitrate control).
UV steriliser.
Titanium heating and fan cooling controlled via independent thermostatic unit.
Vectra sump pump.
Auto top up unit.
Vortech wave maker.
AI Hydra LED lamp with wireless control via iPad or android.

The finished in wall tank not only looks great but also operates with less maintenance and is extremely quiet.

Furthermore, as this client leads a busy life, being regularly out of the country for business. He requested from the outset that we should provide our aquarium maintenance service. This would keep the tank well looked after and we would be able to add livestock on his behalf during each visit.

Through wall fish tank
Fish and corals growing – Jan 2017

If you would like to use our aquarium installation service in Newcastle, Gateshead or the surrounding areas please contact us.

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Aquarium Mock Up Design Service

Interested purchasing an aquarium but want to get an idea as to how it will look? Ocean Life Aquatics now provide an aquarium design mock up service. Here’s one produced for a client who requested to upgrade the size of their current built in wall aquarium.

Mock ups are a great first step to provide an idea as to what a finished fish tank design will look like. We are able to supply mock up photos or diagrams with dimensions if required and even too scale. Depending upon the projects theme, we can produce the mock up with vast array of different fish, eg, tropical plant theme, rocky aqua-scape or coral reef theme etc.

If your aquarium is sitting on a cabinet or being built into a wall?

We are able to supply several mock ups each with different coloured or wood effect panels. This gives our clients the chance to try out different finishes to see which suits best. We have a vast selection of different finishes for aquariums using panels to clad the aquarium and cover access points, moreover, we are even able to edit your mock up to show different numbers and sizes of doors.

A Small Selection of Finishes Available

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Wood effect gloss finishes
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High gloss finishes
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Wood finishes

The cost?

A basic mock up starts at £75. The price may rise depending upon the amount of work that’s involved, however, a quotation is provided before any works are commenced.

 

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CLIENTS CURRENT WALL AQUARIUM

The top photo was taken by the client. With the information they provided, we produced the below image showing a new larger aquarium design.

Fish tank mock up
CLIENTS PROPOSED NEW WALL AQUARIUM

Please contact us for more information on our aquarium design mock up service.

 

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Custom Wall Aquarium in Newcastle

Custom Wall Aquarium Installation

Our latest completed custom wall aquarium design is this superb 2 metre long tank. This fish tank installation in Newcastle was a completely bespoke build in a commercial premise’s. This custom tank is housed within a wall that separates the companies meeting room and director’s office. The aquarium has been a big success, impressing all of the companies’ prospective clients!

The Build:

We specialise in bespoke aquariums and are fish tank installers of all types of tanks.
To summarise, the aquarium build began with the installation of a metal support frame, sump filter and display tank. We supplied this tank, manufactured in 12mm thick glass with front and rear panes being ultra-clear glass.

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Built in wall marine reef tank

Next, we added a white sand base and Real Reef Rock aqua-scape. The tank is then filled with saltwater.
Once commissioned,  the aquarium is left to bed in for a period of one week. Subsequently, we start to add livestock to bring the reef to life. The tank now contains a wide variety of reef fish, live corals and invertebrates such as snails, crabs and shrimp.

Lighting:

Lighting is key to any coral reef aquarium, this one is lit via 3 kessil LED lamps. These lamps are linked to a controller which slowly dims the lighting to replicate a natural sunlight period. Furthermore, lighting is timed in accordance with the businesses opening hours. Altogether, the 3 LED lamps combined, give a very realistic shimmer effect.

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Custom Wall Aquarium

In light of new technologies becoming available, the reef tank is able to automatically replace lost water through evaporation via a pure water filtration unit installed in a utility room.

Additionally to our aquarium install service, we have provided an aquarium cleaning service contract. Furthermore, this maintenance agreement is tailored to the client and keeps the aquarium clean and healthy.
Are you looking for an in wall aquarium design your home or office? Please contact us.

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