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Like Hanging a Picture: Wall-Mounted Aquariums

Posted by on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Wall-Mounted Aquarium

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If you gave somebody the task of spicing up a living space by adding art, I think it’s safe to say that most people would start by adding framed pictures. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if wall art such as posters, pictures, and paintings make up the most common household art in America. It makes sense — framed pictures have a couple of advantages that other art forms can’t match. They occupy giant empty spaces on the wall to make a living space feel less empty, they take up no floor space whatsoever, and they’re easily visible because they’re at eye level. Continue reading…

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4 Ways to Build a Quieter Reef Tank

Posted by on Friday, June 7th, 2013

Silence

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Peace, calm, tranquility — if these are the things that you seek, then a custom aquarium is the way to go. Continue reading…

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The 3 Best Ways to Creative an Active, High-Energy Aquarium!

Posted by on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Fast Fish

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One of the most appealing things about aquariums is that they’re so beautifully tranquil. All you have to do is look at an aquarium for a few minutes and the stress will melt right out of you. Continue reading…

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Dark and Mysterious: 3 Ways Shadows can Improve Your Aquarium

Posted by on Monday, April 15th, 2013

Cave with Waterfall and Moss

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Should your aquarium be dark and shadowy? Continue reading…

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One is the Happiest Number: Aquariums with a Single Fish

Posted by on Monday, April 8th, 2013

Lone Fish in the Ocean

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My brother and I are total opposites in a lot of ways. He likes to focus on a single task and give it 100 percent of his attention. I fancy myself as a jack-of-all-trades, dabbling in a hundred different projects. As you might expect, he and I have very different attitudes when it comes to aquascaping. He would rather create an aquascape that focuses on a single, large creature such as an eel or an oscar that dominates the tank. I would rather have a veritable zoo of creatures working together to create a visually complex aquascape. Continue reading…

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Easter Revisited! Building an Easter Island-Themed Aquascape

Posted by on Monday, April 1st, 2013

Easter Island Moai Statues

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Last Friday, I showed you how to transform an aquarium into an exciting Easter-themed aquascape complete with a miniature egg scavenger hunt. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that today many of you have refrigerators practically bursting with bowl after bowl of egg salad. But now that Easter’s over and you’re enjoying the delicious end result of all those boiled eggs, I thought I’d spend a moment to talk about that other Easter: Easter Island. Continue reading…

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Get Ready for an Egg Hunt! 3 Tips for Creating an Easter Aquarium

Posted by on Friday, March 29th, 2013

Easter Bunny in an Aquarium

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Easter is only two days away. I’m guessing that most of my readers are too old to go on Easter egg hunts, but we can all still celebrate Easter in our own special way. Why not kick off the holidays with an Easter-themed aquarium? Continue reading…

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4 Tips for Designing a Custom Aquarium with Your Child

Posted by on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Child and Aquarium

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I sincerely believe that every child should have a pet. Animals teach children responsibility and compassion and animals can provide endless companionship and stimulation for an enthusiastic young child. Fish are excellent pets for young children, especially if the child is living in a small apartment that doesn’t allow large pets or if the child is allergic to cats or dogs. It’s no surprise that fish far outnumber cats and dogs as the most popular pet in america — they’re easy to keep, they’re hypoallergenic, and they’re perfect for children. Continue reading…

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4 Aquarium Videos That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Posted by on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Underwater Cameraman

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It’s Monday, so if you’re reading this that probably means that you’re doing everything you can to procrastinate your enormous to-do list with tantalizing Internet news. Well, luckily for you (and unluckily for your employers), I’m going to nourish your inner slacker with a few entertaining aquarium videos. Continue reading…

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Jaw-Dropping Infographic Shows Why Your Aquarium Isn’t Nearly Deep Enough

Posted by on Monday, February 11th, 2013

Vertical Custom Aquarium

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Just how deep is the deep blue sea, anyway? Have you ever wondered that? I think about it all the time. Whenever I’m out in a boat, I feel compelled to drop a rock into the water and imagine how long it would take the rock to slowly sink to the bottom of the ocean. Today we’re going to dive into that topic by taking a look at just how incredibly, absurdly, mind-bogglingly deep the ocean is. Why bother? Well, it’s pretty simple: hopefully, this will inspire you to add some depth to your custom aquarium. Continue reading…