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Just a Hint of Water with Puddle Aquariums

Posted by on Monday, July 15th, 2013

Puddle Paludarium

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They say that good things come in small packages. That’s absolutely true when you’re talking about jewelry, but when it comes to aquascapes you might have a hard time finding people who are gung-ho about subtlety. Many aquarium enthusiasts like to go larger-than-life with incredibly elaborate aquascapes that include vibrant coral and eye-catching fish. Continue reading…

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Building a Snake Aquarium: Not for the Faint of Heart

Posted by on Friday, May 10th, 2013

Cottonmouth

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It’s kind of funny how people react to animals. People everywhere absolutely adore fish. If you have a beautiful custom aquarium then you can impress pretty much anybody on Earth. If you replace those fish with snakes and reptiles, then suddenly you’re going to provoke an entirely different reaction. Unlike fish, snakes are universally feared across all cultures. Continue reading…

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Land, Sea, and Sky! Paludariums with Chirping Birds

Posted by on Friday, April 5th, 2013

Paludarium with Birds

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Land, sea, and sky — here at Okeanos Group, we tend to focus a lot on sea. But just because the sea is our favorite, that doesn’t mean that we completely ignore land and sky. These two biomes may not be as beautiful as tropical reefs and peaceful lakes, but they can truly take a gorgeous aquascape to the next level. Continue reading…

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Flowers and Fish: 4 Beautiful Flowering Aquascapes to Inspire Your Next Aquarium

Posted by on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Lotus on Water for Paludariums

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I’ve never been huge on flowers. They’re nice and all, but I’m not the type to go out and get fresh-cut flowers every week. I’m much more of an aquarium type of guy. The only problem is that my better half does like flowers, so my gal and I don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to home improvements. She’s rather put up a vase filled with lilies or whatever and I’d rather install another beautiful custom aquarium. Luckily, there’s a simple compromise: paludariums. These water-land hybrid habitats allow you to raise fish and cultivate flowers all in one spot. But do flowers and fish really go well together? Hey — don’t knock it ’til you try it. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of these stunning flowering paludariums. Hopefully, you’ll learn a few tricks and have enough inspiration to build your own floral garden/aquascape hybrid.

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Go Topless! Take Your Custom Aquarium to the Next Level with these 3 Aquascapes

Posted by on Monday, February 4th, 2013

Topless Aquarium with Vertical Branches

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What do European beaches and custom aquariums have in common? Both can go topless. These aquascapes think outside of the box (literally) by exploring the empty space above the aquarium. Continue reading…

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The Paludarium: Half Aquarium, Half Land, Double the Fun

Posted by on Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Paludarium with Fog Machine

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Are you a glass-half-full type of person? Well, what about a tank-half-full type of person? Would it bum you out to see a half-empty aquarium, or would you be excited by the mix of the aquatic and terrestrial worlds? Continue reading…