“If you can dream it, they can build it” – or at least that’s what they say.
Many tank owners – particularly those with bigger budgets and a little more ambition embrace the concept of customized aquariums – tanks that are built for specific spaces and often come with a wide range of bells and whistles. And while this is not for everybody, you’d be surprised to learn that this 100% is not just something that’s exclusive to rich guys and TV shows.
Yes, you can make your own custom aquarium. And yes, it’s certainly a viable option for anyone at any level of tank-ability. Today, we’ll talk about some of the benefits of going the custom route -as maybe they provide you with the solution you’re looking for. Let’s jump right in!
Yes, they can meet your budget
Look, not every fish tank is designed to be the main entrance of the park plaza hotel or the backstop at the Tampa Bay Rays new stadium. You can build a custom aquarium for any space. You just need to give more serious thought to what you want and what you’re willing to live without – as you would with any project, really. Our big word to the wise though- don’t choose the contractor with the cheapest rate. In that specific area, you’ll 100% get what you’re paying for.
Allows for some real creativity
No more squares. No more boring boxes and circles. With customized tanks you can do a little of everything. You can even be specific down to the filtration media like your bulkhead fittings and the like. You can design something that truly fits your space and looks like it’s naturally supposed to be there, not something boxy and artificial like you’d buy in the store.
They can be tailored to specific wants and needs
Everyone’s living space is different. Everyone’s preferences are different. Imagine having a solution where you could choose exactly what it is you specifically need. From building a tank around a specific space and interior to building an ecosystem around a particular breed and type of fish that you’d like to own – you can call the shots. Especially for novice aquarist’s who aren’t particularly good at managing habitats – it can be great to have one that is mostly pre-set for you so you can manage it correctly.
As you can see, there’s a lot of benefits to going the custom-route and if you’re interested, we’re happy to help point you in the right direction. Like we said – they’re not nearly as out of reach as some people think and in many cases and for a certain type of tank enthusiast- can be the best possible route. Until then, best of luck and good luck!