We are very pleased to welcome our latest team member, Robbie How.
Robbie is our latest aquarium maintenance technician. His enthusiasm and work ethic bring an added boost to our company.
In the past 12 months we have tendered for and won a number of large fish tank installations. As well as seen an increase in our fish tank maintenance contracts.
Robbie therefore fulfils the role of servicing aquariums and forms part of our aquarium installation team. His specialty is in freshwater aquaria with a particularly detailed knowledge of live plants and their care.
We have an exciting future ahead with more aquarium projects, large and small, in the pipeline.
Robbie and rest of our team at Ocean Life Aquatics are looking forward to commencing these builds, as well as continuing to maintain beautiful displays for all our current clients.
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.
No project is too large or small for our company. Here is a recent aquarium installation of a small 75 litre through wall aquarium.
Located between our clients kitchen and utility room, this fish tank looks great with a natural tropical theme.
The breif for this project was to install a small wall aquarium which would suit the proportions of the wall its installed into. Also, the tank should be a clean aquarium design, with automated lighting and fish feeding.
The aquarium design incorporates an external filtration and heating system meaning there’s no equipment in the tank itself. Additionally, the fish tank is lit with LED lights which gives a very pleasing appearance.
After installation, we stocked the aquarium with a variety of small tropical fish.
Our aquarium maintenance service is used by our client to keep the fish tank clean and healthy. During monthly visits we perform all aspects of maintenance as well as swapping the decoration.
Interested in our bespoke aquarium installation service at your home or business?
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.
Equipment consists of;
Water polishing pre-filter. Deltec protein skimmer.
Phosphate reactor (algae control).
Bio pellet reactor (nitrate control).
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.
If you would like to use our aquarium installation service in Newcastle, Gateshead or the surrounding areas please contact us.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Its decorated with a colourful coral theme and characters from Finding Dory.
The tank measures 1.2m long x 0.4m deep x 0.6m high and stands between the nursery’s reception and sensory room. It’s lit by automated blue lighting and contains a range of tropical fish.
This custom tank is fitted with an automatic feeding system. Thus ensuring the nursery staff only need to performed very little maintenance.
Fish Tank Maintenance
Additionally, the nursery have chosen to employ our Newcastle fish tank cleaning service to keep the aquarium in tip top condition. During each maintenance visit our technicians perform a water change, water test, tank and filter clean. As well as change the decoration inside the aquarium to freshen up the fish tanks display.
We are built in wall fish tank specialists. Having designed and installed hundreds of aquariums ranging in size from 50 litres up to 15,000 litres!
We offer our aquarium design and installation service to both residential and commercial clients. For very large aquaria we have the capacity to build the aquarium on-site within your home or business or deliver the whole tank via lifting apparatus.
Utilising high quality filtration equipment from our many suppliers… and working alongside your architect, structural engineer and other trades ensures the aquarium is a high quality finished product.
And coupled with our fish tank cleaning service, the aquarium will be well taken care of to ensure a healthy environment for your fish.
If required a turn key service is offered including:
• Aquarium design and installation.
• Aquarium set up and commissioning.
• Addition of livestock at the clients choice.
• Aquarium maintenance contract.
Do you have a design concept for a built in wall fish tank?
Please contact us to discuss your idea.