New Aquarium Opens, Tennessee Aquarium Ranked High, and Worst Aquarium in USA Closes

New Aquarium Opens, Tennessee Aquarium Ranked High, and Worst Aquarium in USA Closes

Sea creatures in artificially replicated marine life have become a global attraction, with Aquascaping becoming a unique art of our time. And with the dynamism in the sect highly expected, there are interesting trends that you are better of knowing.

Stacia Glenn from The News Tribute reports that a new aquarium will be opening in Tacoma to create an impressive replication of the marine life.

The stars are ready for their close-ups as Tacoma’s new aquarium opens

The sea creatures have learned to get along, the water is a balmy 77 degrees and all that’s missing from the new Pacific Seas Aquarium are the visitors.

That will change Friday (Sept. 7) when Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opens the doors to its new $51.6 million project. It’s been four years of planning and building to bring to life the 35,000-square-foot aquarium, the largest capital project in the zoo’s 113-year history.

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The $51.6 million project took a long time to plan and work on. And come this Friday, the aquarium will open to visitors who love to see examples of the best marine life.

Another interesting thing in the sect this week, as reported by WTVC on News Channel 9 is the Tennessee aquarium being name one of the top ten in the world.

Tennessee Aquarium named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 aquariums in the world

Chattanooga’s own Tennessee Aquarium is soaking up some praise as TripAdvisor named it among its 2018 Travelers’ Choice list of Top 10 Aquariums in the world. At number seven on the list, our hometown aquarium beat out locations in Hawaii, Vancouver, and Japan. The Tennessee Aquarium is one of only four US aquariums on the list. Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium made it to number three.

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This aquarium has become so popular, beating the likes of Hawaii, and is likely to become an attraction after Trip Advisor named it a top ten.

The worst that could happen is getting an aquarium close. But as Andrew Sheeler reports on sanluisobispo.com, Morrow Bay aquarium is likely to close soon.

Morro Bay aquarium called ‘America’s worst’ will soon close — but is it really the end?

The city of Morro Bay could soon be without an aquarium for the first time in nearly 60 years. But as the Morro Bay Aquarium, run by the Tyler family since 1960, prepares to close its doors at 595 Embarcadero in September, a three-way partnership is looking at the possibility of opening a new, state-of-the-art marine science center in its stead.

That partnership — between Central Coast Aquarium, Cal Poly and the city of Morro Bay — is exploring the feasibility of just such a project.

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This aquarium has been coined the worst in America. And now the question that remains is whether this is the end of the road for it.

Conclusion

At least, we expect that the aquariums that have opened up and listed in the top ten of the world’s most popular to become an epitome of attraction in the artificial marine line. If you have never taken an interest akin to visiting a marine life, this is probably the best time.

Where to Place and Where not to Place an Aquarium Tank

Where to Place and Where not to Place an Aquarium Tank

One of the best things I love about aquarium design is that there is no limit to how creative you can get with your fish tank. But when it comes to where you can put your aquarium tank, there seems to be some limits. So in today’s post, we will share on where to put your aquarium as well as where you should not put them.

According to Home DIT, a Moody Aquarium Sink is one of the greatest design ideas that you should be thinking of. It makes your kitchen sink look better than any other part of the same room.

Moody Aquarium Sink

Another interesting design is this sink. It’s a combination of a regular sink and an aquarium. It’s called the Moody Aquarium Sink and it’s a wash basin that doubles as a lighted fish aquarium. It’s a very interesting idea but besides the beautiful design meant to be pleasant to the eyes, the fish could probably find several things that are wrong with this piece.

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The good thing about this design is beauty. It looks colorful, to be frank. And that’s exactly what you should be aiming for at the end of the day.

One of the mistakes many aquarium owners make is keeping their fish tank near the door. Pets Keeps Guide advises against doing this.

Do not locate an aquarium near a door

Fish can be scared and shocked every time the door is opened and closed. You might not feel much of a shock when you close a door, but it is too much for the fish. The shock traveling through solid matter is much stronger than it is through the air. It goes through the wall, the floor, the aquarium stand, the fish tank, the water, and all the way to the fish. They can feel it, which is too strong for them if the door is nearby. The shock of a door closing can be a significant stress factor for your fish. Therefore, keep the tank away from the door if you want to keep your fish healthy and long-lived.

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It is important to keep your fish healthy. So consider placing the tank somewhere in your living room. Doing this will not only keep the fish safe but also protect them from getting scared.

According to Open Space Feng Shui, keeping your tank in a sunny window is a very bad idea. Consider getting the tank far away from them sun rays.

Don’t place your aquarium in a sunny window!

The powerful rays of the sun heat up the water to temperatures that are too warm for your fish to be comfortable. The sun’s warmth also creates conditions in which aquarium water quickly grows cloudy and green – not good for your fish, and a lot of work for you!

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The goal here is to create a comfortable living environment for the fish in the tank.

Conclusion

The goal of this guide is to enable you think of more ideas to implement to make your aquarium look awesome to the viewer. Of course, there are no limits. However, make sure your design and placement are as realistic as possible.

Aquascaping Ideas You Have Not Tried Yet: Tips for Beginners

Aquascaping Ideas You Have Not Tried Yet: Tips for Beginners

I assume you are completely new to aquascaping and you want some handy tips to help you become a pro after weeks of practice. If that’s the case, this fish farming guide is for you. With that said, here are some of the best aquascaping ideas that you have not tried yet.

According to Fluval Aquatics, you need to pay attention to the basics even before you think of getting technical with the design. And that means starting by addressing what’s more important, which is the focus of the project.

WHERE TO START

In most aquascaped tanks, the hardscape consisting of wood and rocks is a given. Will they be the main focal point, or is this honor given to your plants? You also need to consider the plants themselves; low to medium light-plants require less maintenance, lighting and nutrient input versus high-light plants. You may really like a certain type of look but be aware of what the plants require as this will drive much of your aquarium hardware investment: Low-tech = less expensive, high-tech = more expensive.

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Addressing the initial parts of the project shouldn’t be hard. It all comes down to understanding what you want to achieve in the end.

One problem every beginner has is the fear of thinking outside the box. If this is something you haven’t tried before, Wet Web Media recommends you do so.

Think outside the box

If you aquarium is a slice of reality, then in your mind’s eye you need to imagine the riverbank or lake shore that it’s part of. Trees, sedges, reeds and many other plants may have their roots in the water, but mostly grow above it. Using large pieces of bogwood or bamboo canes it is possible to create the illusion of an ‘outside world’ by letting the tops of these things poke out above the water. Plastic plants attached to the hood or the rim of the tank can be allowed to trail into the water, suggesting a verdant bank of vegetation partially submerged by the water.

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Besides, the only way to bring out the best from your fish tank is to make it look different from the many tanks already out there.

If you have never implemented the golden rule, the Aqua Design PT recommends doing so. The goal of this rule is to add an appeal to your creation to make it look beautiful to the eyes.

Use the golden rule

The Golden rule as been around for ages, maybe almost as long as man itself. It is found everywhere, art, nature, construction. It basically is used to measure how to make something, albeit being a painting, picture or in this case a aquascape more appealing to the eyes. This is normally located 2/3 of the tank, basically, centered layouts do not look natural and apealing to the human eyes. But if you place your focal point, a bit to one of the sides, to follow this rule, you’ll see your scape instantly looking better.

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The golden rule is interested because there are no restrictions on where to use it. In other words, you can use it to design your fish tank the same way you would use it in landscaping.

Conclusion

These aren’t the only aquascaping ideas that can help you take your design to the next level. We recommend that you check out our home page to get more ideas that can help you create the best fish tank.

 

How to Setup Your Fish Tank

How to Setup Your Fish Tank

The moment you develop an interest in aquascaping is usually the day you have a lot to learn about fish tank patterns. And as a beginner to aquascaping, you need to understand almost everything about this art to get things right. So, let’s first start by understanding how you can set up a fish tank.

According to Marine Land, you need to start with safety in mind. You will be dealing with fish after all, so the safety of the artificial marine life matters a lot.

Fish As Pets

Think of your fish as pets and you’ll agree, they deserve the best care and attention you can provide. They rely on you to keep their environment healthy. A healthy aquarium is relatively easy to achieve and maintain, but it will not happen by itself. It depends on you. In rivers, lakes and oceans, water is cleansed and filtered naturally. In an aquarium, it’s a different story. In order to keep aquarium water clean and healthy, you must help.

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If you cannot provide the care and attention that fish deserves, then you are probably not ready for this yet. But if you have the time, then go ahead to the next step.

Aquarium Info advices that you need to have an equipment checklist that will help you get the right essentials for the setup process.

Setting Up Your New Aquarium

So you have all the gear but no idea? Before you start anything It is important that you carefully choose where you want to place the tank, make sure it is even ground and will support the tank’s filled weight. Slanted floors can result in undue stress and crack the aquarium glass.

Hard, flat surfaces are ideal. Cabinets are popular and are a requirement for larger, heavy aquariums. For smaller aquariums (30 gallons or less) any sturdy, reinforced furniture with a flat surface can suffice.

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Of course, aquascaping comes at a cost. And you do not want to spend your money wrongly. So take your time to plan on resource wisely.

According to Tetra Fish, you also want to put temperature into consideration. And you usually do this after setting up your tank.

Check the conditions and temperature after a few hours

Water in new aquariums will often turn cloudy for a day or two. This is caused by a harmless bacterial growth and should disappear naturally. Check the pH and hardness of your water using a Tetra® Test Kit and our convenient My Aquarium App.

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At the end of the day, you do want your tank to have the right temperature. This will help to sustain the life of plants and animals in the tank.

Conclusion

This guide isn’t too complicated. And because it is practical (actionable), you should master the practical aspect of what we’ve discussed in a very short time. If you need more guides on the same, be sure to check out hour homepage for more insights.

3 Aquarium Rules to Observe this Month

3 Aquarium Rules to Observe this Month

I am not the only one who struggled with aquarium design in the beginning. I am sure many people out there also have the same issue. Maybe a few rules can help you make sure you are doing things right. So here are the 3 basic aquarium rules that I would like you to observe this month.

The first thing you need to understand is that there are rules for setting up the tank. And, Marine Land has a very unique post on this.

Rules for Setting Up the Tank

Handle With Care. Never attempt to move a full or partially full aquarium. Never lift an aquarium with wet hands. Never attempt to lift aquarium by grasping upper edges or frame. Always grasp and carry an aquarium from underneath, supporting the bottom at all times.

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Before you go to the next rule, we recommend that you check the setup guide first, as it marks the foundation of the additional rules provided below.

The fluvalaquatics.com has outlined the best Ten Commandments for you, so you can have an easy time managing your aquarium.

Starting from Water Exchange to Water Testing

The old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very true in aquarium keeping. An aquarium is a closed system and, as such, it requires your intervention to ensure proper water quality is maintained, support hardware is functioning correctly and, of course, that the fish that depend on you are taken care of properly.

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Because these rules are important, and you are a regular aquarist, it would be best if you wrote them somewhere for easy reference.

In addition to the Ten Commandments above, Algone has some advice that we think are important and worth checking out.

Keep Up With Your Daily Tasks

Daily: Make sure the equipment is running properly. Watch your fish during feeding. Behavioral changes are a good indicator of a potential problem.

Weekly: Count your fish. In case of fish death, smaller species can decompose quickly, resulting in ammonia and nitrite spikes, and eventually high nitrate levels.

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The daily tasks recommended might be too overwhelming. But, if you want to get the most out of your fish keeping, keeping up should not be hard for you.

Conclusion

These guidelines aren’t difficult to keep an eye on, if you ask me. Some of them might be challenging to remember, but they should be easy to master after a while nonetheless.

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