Decorative AquariumsOn January 3, 2017 by Danny
An aquarium is a great way to add interest and a focal point to your home or office. Fish, whether tropical or freshwater, add natural beauty and colour, and adding some plants too will benefit the oxygen levels as well as the look of your tank.
However there are a variety of decorative touches that you can choose from to personalise your aquarium and create a beautiful sea scape.
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A good starting point is the gravel. No longer are we confined to the brown gravel of our youth. All the colours of the rainbow are available, as well as different textures and sizes. Of course, authentic colours and styles are available too, for a natural yet contemporary look. Pebbles and sand too can add a layer of colour and texture to suit. Swell UK have a huge collection of all colours, sizes and materials to suit all types of tank.
Create your very own Atlantis with a collection of decorative rocks. Often crafted from natural rock, these stunning additions not only add naturally beauty to your tank, they also cultivate natural bacteria which provides biological filtration. If you prefer, artificial rocks create beautiful seascapes within your aquarium. Cliff rocks, used with plants look fantastic in marine or tropical tanks, adding both height and interest. These are long lasting and easily maintained too, creating a great look for longer.
All of the look without any of the maintenance, artificial plants provide the depth and texture of real greenery but save you both time and cost. Plastic foliage is easy to keep clean, simply clean in old aquarium water when it becomes grubby. It won’t lose colour or easily break, so it will last for a long time. To cover the tank base either fully or partially, mock moss or grass is also great for adding areas of interest. Modern materials ensure the most realistic effect, so that you can be sure of the best look.
For a natural, clean look, a piece of wood looks great with both fish and plants. A large piece looks fantastic as a focal point, whether in a busy aquarium or a more minimalist tank. Each piece is treated and toxin free, so it won’t harm the healthy balance of your aquarium (although it is advised to soak it before use). A great point to consider too, is that no two pieces will be the same, so you can be sure of a unique look.
A recent addition to fish tank décor, 3D modular background units can be fitted together to create a whole host of different looks. With effects from tree roots to rock, they add a really natural touch and depth to any aquarium. For another look, the poster style backgrounds are available in many designs, all of which enhance the look of your tank.
There is really no limit to how far you can go to create the most individual, stunning aquarium whether you have a small bowl or a huge tank!