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Four Ways to design Kids Aquarium

Do you have any idea on how to arrange an aquarium for your kids?

An Aquarium for your fish needs to be landscaped and arranging an aquarium for kids could be troublesome without sacrificing the make-believe natural habitat for their fishes.

Here is the list of suggestion to design a fish tank for your kids while providing the type of environment their pets needed.

  • Do some little research. You should research the natural habitat for each of their fish. This will help you a great deal in deciding the sort of landscaping it requires. Try to study about the habitat requirements of the chosen species of fish. Some fish require caves or dark corners. Then you need to decide how you can make such arrangements for their fish. You can preferably arrange a visit to your nearest pet store to see how they can help you in this regard.
  • Add Marine Ornaments. You can arrange for a live or manufactured decoration for their aquariums. You can find plenty of clays pots, plastics figurines, driftwood, rocks, slate etc. If you’re using live decorations then you should take care to monitor the pH level of water in the aquariums as live decorations for instance rock and limestone have a tendency to alter water acidity. This can affect the water and harm the fishes.
  • Maintenance. You will have to consider the maintenance of the decorations you pick to keep. You should choose the decorations that can be cleaned easily. The Manufactured decorations are much easier to clean in these respects. If the algae forms on your decorations are not cleaned, this could be harmful to the health of the fish.
  • Decide for the Theme. You must select a theme for their Aquarium. The Aquariums for fish should follow an ideal that links to all the decorations and the ecosystem will eventually develops. You can also decide on one of your favorite themes like a sunken pirate ship theme or that of a sand castle etc.

If you follow all these tips correctly, I am sure you will have one of the best kids aquarium arrangements for your kids.



Aquariums: How did it started?

Egyptians kept some fish species in this cold water vessels | Source:

All of us have seen an aquarium. Many people love to have it, and you can find it everywhere at a party, a restaurant, a friend’s house and even in a local business.

The word ‘aquarium’ comes from the Latin etymologies ‘Aqua’, meaning water and ‘rium’, means place or building. Basically, a freshwater aquarium is a water building!

Brief Historical Background of Fish Aquarium

Modern form of home freshwater aquariums was developed in the 1850’s, but the concept of keeping fish in “water building” is actually very old. Even the Sumerians had a way of keeping their fish: they had a pond in which they kept wild fish until they are ready to have it on dinner.

As for the fishes, Goldfish and the Koi were bred as far back 2,000 years ago in China and during the Song dynasty, goldfish were kept in ceramic. Even in ancient Egyptian art, it is possible to trace the existence of an Egyptian version of an aquarium-Fish were kept in rectangular temple pools, which something unique and interesting.

Fish Keeping

Keeping fish as a hobby was known to people before the First World War (during the late 1800’s and in the beginning of the 20th century). While you could see fish tanks at museums, zoos and more spacious places like public aquarium with modern lighting and the filtration, still many people keep fishes as pet inside their home.


Detroit Aquarium 1890-1910 | Source:

As the fish keeping began to gain popularity, private companies see this as a profitable venture and come up with a unique and interesting accessories and amenities that makes possible for fishes to put into tanks. There was also an intensive research made to create efficient ways to keep fish healthy, and their environment clean.

These are the main reason why we have access to many options and choices when it comes to aquariums. You could choose from different aquariums ornaments and requirements – stones, plants, trucks, stars and a great array of tropical fishes – to make your freshwater aquarium set up unique, interesting and yes, even fun.

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