If you decide to go into keeping a saltwater fish tank as a hobby, you need to understand that you are making a serious financial and time investment. Saltwater fish tanks are not cheap to maintain or populate, so you need to know that you are going to be willing to continue the hobby. One way to help reassure yourself that you are not wasting your time is to integrate the fish tanks into your decorating style. This is great if you have a small apartment because it will allow you to avoid taking up space that you could be using for other purposes. Here are some cool ideas to consider when choosing how to integrate your aquarium in your apartment.
1. Make an Aquarium Coffee Table
You need to have a table near any couches that you might have in order to make sure that people have a safe place to put their drinks or snacks when they are visiting you. If you are going to have to have this table, you might as well make it dual-purpose. Talk to a company that makes custom aquariums and see if they would be able to create an aquarium that is strong enough to take the extra weight on top of drinks and plates of food, but also easy to access for cleaning purposes. One possibility is to fill a coffee table with jellyfish and light it from the sides.
2. Make an Aquarium an Arch
Some city aquariums have exhibits where you can walk through a long tunnel that's made of glass. All around you are fish and sea life, including on top. This can allow you to feel immersed. Talk to a custom aquarium design company to see if they would be able to do something similar for your apartment. It is possible to make an abbreviated archway that will allow you to achieve a similar affect to the city aquariums. By putting your aquarium here, you can have a larger aquarium but be filling up space that you wouldn't otherwise be using.
3. Make the Aquarium a Toilet
Finally, consider having two different water tanks between the seat and the wall. The tank that is closest to the wall is the actual tank that will supply your toilet with the water that it needs. The tank that's in front of it can be used as an aquarium and hide the other tank. Talk to your aquarium company to see if they offer glass that is strong enough to support a person leaning against it.
For more information, talk to your custom aquarium company.