Aquariums have been popular in homes for decades and with good reason. Actually, for many reasons. Reasons we’re going to discuss today. Whether you’re looking for entry level pets or just want something that’ll bring a little more atmosphere to your home, aquariums can provide both and more.
Today, we’re going to unpack why people get aquariums for their home and what they can add to yours. Let’s jump right in!
Less costly than other pets
Now we dive in here pumping the brakes SLIGHTLY because if you want to go absolutely nuts and build something insane when it comes to your aquarium – not only are we not going to stop you, but you absolutely can. Some coy ponds, tank setups and the like can be worth more than small homes.
But by in large and for the most part – owning an aquarium will cost you significantly less than other pets. The up-front costs will be there – filters, bio balls, the tank itself, fish, etc; but over time they’re exceedingly easier to maintain and it comes without the vet visit and subsequent $400 bill. That alone makes them appealing to many.
They’re great for your health
Believe it or not – there’s a lot of scientific research behind people and water and how it can have a substantial impact on your mental and physical health. Like there really is something to people wanting to vacation on the beach as much as they do. But there’s also a reason you’ll see fish tanks at doctor’s offices and the like – they’re soothing. They’re relaxing.
This can do wonders for your blood pressure and stress levels; but for kids – watching aquariums can be mentally very stimulating. They’re also a great talking point when it comes to teaching responsibility, pet ownership, environments, ecosystems and the like.
For those with challenges, it takes the edge off
Just up above we mentioned how you’ll see tanks at hospitals, doctors offices and the like. Fish tanks are great for people struggling with more specific health challenges – from ADHD, high blood pressure and high anxiety – to even Alzheimer’s. Especially in today’s world where it just seems like there’s so many stressors coming from so many directions, an aquarium can certainly help ease that burden.
As you can see – aquariums can add a lot to your home. If you’d like to learn more about where to start or how to get the most out of your aquarium, feel free to give us a call. Until then – good luck!