If there is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary structure you can have in a house, then it is an In-Wall Fish Tank. In fact, it is always recommendable to utilise the spaces available. However, most people don’t take the wall to serve any other service. Continue reading “What an In Wall Fish Tank Can Bring To Your Home”
APRIL 2018 UPDATE: Commissioned by a residential client to build them a custom reef aquarium, this saltwater coral fish tank in Cheshire was installed in early 2016.
Since the aquarium installation, we have provided our fish tank maintenance service once per month. Ensuring the tank has grown well, guiding our client and giving advice when required.
This marine aquarium contains mostly hard corals which can be tricky to grow. However, with the use of specialist filtration it’s possible to grow these brightly coloured corals with great success. Once they are growing strongly it’s possible to take cuttings from the parent coral. These fragments can be used to start new colony’s in the aquarium or even sold to other hobbyists.
Even though this marine aquarium installation is more complex than an average tank, the basic rules of a happy reef fish tank are still followed:
• Stable water chemistry
• Stable water temperature of 25 degrees.
• Vigorous water flow, here provided by pulse flow pumps.
• Strong lighting provided by AI Hydra LED lamps.
• Regular water testing.
However, these corals also require a little extra care when it comes to water chemistry as alkalinity, calcium and magnesium levels also require monitoring. This was the one of the reasons our client employed our aquarium cleaning service.
We carry precise testing equipment for both freshwater and saltwater tanks. We can also send water samples for laboratory testing if required.
As this bespoke tank has grown we have provided on-going advice to our client on new advances in the hobby. As fish keeping technology moves on so does new filtration equipment and techniques. Therefore, all of our fish tank maintenance clients will at some point be offered upgrades for their aquariums. We only offer an upgrade where we see it will make a significant improvement to a tank and it’s livestock.
Contact us for more information on our fish tank services including:
• Fish tank building and installation.
• Fish tank cleaning service.
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Bespoke Aquarium Build in Derbyshire
Our latest bespoke aquarium build in Derbyshire is this 30 inch cube fish tank. Once stocked it will contain a variety of saltwater fish and live corals.
An empty corner of a large hallway in our clients home provided a great space to house this marine tank.
Because the tank is both quite large and heavy, it was brought into the house via large patio doors at the rear of the property.
Aquarium Build and Installation
The tank measures 30″ long x 30″ deep x 34″ high which once the hood is fitted, gives the look of a true cube aquarium.
The tank stands on a gloss black cabinet which is built around a strong metal frame. Therefore this ensures the tanks weight is well supported.
After its placed and levelled we fit its custom life support filter system. Our filtration system is bespoke for the aquarium and is designed to be as automated as possible.
In addition, the tank is aqua-scaped with rock work and white coral sand. Unless we are given free reign, our client always has the option to give their opinion on how they’d like the finished aqua-scape to look.
Next, the system is filled with saltwater and commissioned. After which it’s left to operate for a period of 4-6 weeks. This allows the brand new pumps to bed in and also for the tank to mature, thus then being ready for the addition of livestock.
A powerful LED lamp is utilised to replicate the suns rays and so provide intense lighting for the live corals. Moreover, being wifi enabled, it links directly to our technicians phone. A lighting schedule is programmed to the lamp which simulates sunrise, midday sun, sunset and moonlight lunar cycles.
This custom fish tank installation is combined with our aquarium maintenance service. The fish tank cleaning contract will ensure the aquariums smooth growth and maturity into a wonderful live reef.
Keep checking our blog for further updates on the progress of this aquarium.
Interested in our bespoke aquarium installation service at your home or business?
Please contact us or call 01457 511138
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.
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.
Want Your Own Through Wall Aquarium?
We are specialist aquarium installers for your home or business – please call us on 01457511138 or email.