Aquariums provide a great venue for displays and presentations of marine life. It is also a great way to relax with a good book and feel close to nature. An aquarium can be small to a modest 20 gallons, but can be as large as a lake or ocean. Some aquariums are used for more than one species.
An aquarium is simply a virtual habitat of any size containing at least one flat side where fish, invertebrates or live plants are kept. Aquarists use aquariums to house various fish, amphibians, reptiles, aquatic plants, including algae, and live rocks. One popular type of aquariums are fish tanks or fish only aquariums thiet ke be ca rong. These types of aquariums contain only fish. There are other aquariums called fish only with some additional supplies for live plants and rocks.
Tropical aquariums typically hold a variety of fishes and exotic fish and can be made decorative with a variety of colored stones or fiber glass. The most popular aquariums are a rectangular glass shape with the exception being a square or polygonal shape. Most modern tropical fish are air or water tight requiring a filtration system. Many of these aquariums can be found with a flip top cover.
The size of the fish tank will depend on the number of fish you plan on keeping and the space available in your room. A lot of people have very large aquariums placed on their bedroom or office furniture. For this same reason you might have a smaller fish tank on your kitchen sink. Typically, people do not have enough room to accommodate a very large aquarium so most people choose to purchase a small to medium-range fish tank. There are many different manufacturers who make aquariums ranging from plastic to glass. All are very durable and hardy and can withstand high temperatures.
You can find aquariums made from a wide range of materials including wood, glass, fiber glass, resin and acrylic. Most are specially designed for tropical fish but there are some excellent ones made for freshwater tanks. Most acrylic tanks are available in round, oval, rectangular and some have a view window. These can add quite a bit of natural light to the aquarium and you will need to ensure adequate lighting before putting the fish tank on display. The majority of acrylic aquariums require no filters as they use a biological filtration system.
The cost of most aquariums will depend on the type of materials from which they are made including size, shapes, colours and also on how custom the display aquarium will be. A large aquarium can easily exceed the cost of a medium range aquarium. Aquatic animals are not very expensive to maintain so if you have a beautiful tank that you want to show off, you could consider installing a display aquarium. Whatever your preference you should be able to find something suitable for your budget?