It’s important to understand that the saltwater system is designed with one thing in mind: showstoppers. Who are these, you may ask? Well, the fish, of course. Suppose you’ve been lucky enough to experience swimming in the ocean along the shore or coastal reef. In that case, you may have experienced the captivating beauty provided by the array of colors from fish as they swim through the waters around you. The aquascape and design for the aquarium act as a “canvas” or stage for these beauties. The fish act as the colorful paint that breathes life into the ecosystem.
While the underwater landscape offers its own artistic visual, it’s the color, character, and behavior of the fish that is hypnotizing.
LET’S DIVE INTO THIS SYSTEM
THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT WHEN IT COMES TO AN INDIVIDUAL’S INTEREST IN ADDING AN AQUARIUM TO A SPACE, ONE WILL TYPICALLY GRAVITATE TOWARDS THE ICONIC SALTWATER SYSTEM. THERE IS LITTLE TO NO COMPARISON TO THE LIVING ART PROVIDED THROUGH THE IMMENSE AND BREATHTAKING OPTIONS OF SALTWATER FISH.
CHAMELEON DESIGNER. One of the best qualities of an aquarium is the ability to blend into a space or stand out. Sometimes, though, you can have the best of both worlds by creating a surround that commingles with existing furniture colors and textures and then adding a bold splash into the space with the aquarium’s kaleidoscope of color.
PUSH THE ENVELOPE, THEN TEAR IT UP, AND REDESIGN IT. Never stop learning and creating. Seen in each design created by our company, no two systems are the same. By applying fundamental system requirements as the foundation, it allows for the ability to think outside the box (no pun intended) on what can be achieved elsewhere in the design.
PUT THE FERRARI ENGINE INTO THE PINTO. One of the most important steps when planning a system is the life support system (LSS), better known as the filtration. No matter how perfect an aquascape, without a strong filtration system, it’s only a matter of time before a display can become visually unsustainable. Furthermore, the health of the animals within the system can easily begin to decline.
ROCKIN’ EACH INSTALL. As the aquascape comes together within a display, each placement of rockwork becomes a calculated move within the overall look. Not only is each structure a crucial point to the desired aesthetic being achieved, it’s also there to quite literally become the foundation for a favorite coral or maybe an anemone your designer clownfish call home.
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER. A little “elbow grease” can go a long way when servicing a system, but nothing can replace the proper execution of a particular piece of equipment to enhance the overall look of a display. Then providing the perfect one-two punch by performing the appropriate maintenance required to provide the longest life span for the equipment.
KEEPERS OF THE BIZARRE. The unique and otherworldly underwater escape being offered by amazingly colored corals won’t thrive all on their own, unfortunately. There are a large number of variables involved in each reef system that require some very calculated maintenance steps to achieve the highest levels of success. Through a comprehensive maintenance program all you’re left to do is sit back and enjoy the show.