Worldwide Custom Aquarium Installation
When planning a custom aquarium design, the most important consideration to make revolves around the specific type of marine life the unit will support. The needs of freshwater and saltwater creatures are very different, and choosing one or the other is one of the first decisions a planner will need to make.
A Practical Example of Custom Aquarium Design Challenges
For example, if planning a living reef unit for invertebrate sea creatures, the aquarium will need a custom design that takes several factors into account:
- These systems require bright lights and powerful pumping systems to function properly
- The necessary lights and pumps significantly increase the amount of heat built up in the unit, sometimes by as much as 75 percent
- That built-up heat will raise the water temperature, possibly to levels that are too hot for the invertebrates living in the unit
- An aquarium chiller must be incorporated into the custom design to keep the water at the right temperature
- Chillers cannot be enclosed, so the optimal location must be carefully selected and incorporated into the planning phase of the project
Freshwater custom aquariums are usually used to house tropical fish, and require regular maintenance to ensure that the living environment mimics the natural environment these fish are used to as closely as possible.