Custom Fish Tank Build in Manchester

As part of this complete home refurbishment we were delighted to be asked to install a bespoke in wall aquarium. This custom fish tank build in Manchester was commissioned by our client to be a tropical live planted tank. Our client had some previous experience with this type of aquarium. Because they were now refurbing their home it was a great opportunity to install a larger bespoke aquarium.

The Aquarium Build

This aquarium measures long x deep x high. The tank is manufactured in 15mm thick bevelled edge glass. It has ultra clear panes on its 3 viewable sides, and a bit more unusual, an external weir box on the wall side. An external weir box is hidden from view and allows water flow from the tank to the sump filtration system.

We use one of our extremely strong metal frame supports for this tank. It allows for complete support of the aquarium whilst allowing a large space below the aquarium for the filtration system.

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Aquarium Steel Frame Support

Aquarium Delivery

Next we have the enviable task of getting our bespoke fish tank to the rear of the property. The tank was too large to fit through the front door and so we utilised patio doors at the rear. The scariest moment was squeezing the tank down the side of the house, contending with an uneven path and a gate at the end. Our guys have loads of experience in moving large tanks, we also have several lifting tables which are invaluable. Something to consider if you want your own bespoke aquarium is whether it fits into your home or business? We also build on-site fish tanks if they are particularly large.

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It fits…… just ūüôā

With the tank now in position and fitting the gap with a few millimetres to spare, we can relax ūüôā

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Tank in position

Aquarium Theme

The theme for this wall aquarium is freshwater tropical. It will eventually contain a variety of tropical fish and live plants. We have installed intense LED lighting over the tank to promote vigorous plant growth. To encourage plant growth even further, we have incorporated into this aquarium design an automatic fertiliser dosing system and Co2 gas injection. Both these systems are completely automated. The entire fish tank set up will be maintained by our technician during a monthly service visit.

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Custom Fish Tank Build in Manchester

Fish Tank Cleaning Service

Interested in our bespoke aquarium services? Please contact us via email or call 01457511138

 

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Bespoke Aquarium Build in Derbyshire

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

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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.

Aquarium installer

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.

 

Bespoke aquarium build in derbyshire

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

Aquarium Installation Service in Newcastle

New Aquarium Installation Service in Newcastle

Our latest aquarium installation service performed in Ponteland РNewcastle. 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.

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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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Email – info@oceanlifeaquatics.net

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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Web – www.oceanlifeaquatics.net
Email – info@oceanlifeaquatics.net