maintenance, care, compatibility
These technical devices are made in such a way that they do not work outside of water. On the “land” they can be stored for a long time.
However, as soon as artificial fish fall into the water, they turn on and begin to imitate the movements of real decorative aquarium animals:
- straightened synthetic fins,
- LEDs turn on,
- micromotors make robots move at different speeds up and down, back and forth, turn around their axis and even turn backwards.
It is very easy to operate high-tech devices, as they turn on themselves when they enter the aquatic environment. It is only necessary to periodically change small batteries, as a pair of batteries lasts for 5-6 hours of active work.
When you need to temporarily disable RoboFish, it is enough just to get them out of the water, and re-activation is possible after any period of time.
If you place decorations in an aquarium, install artificial plastic aquatic plants, put robots-fish in it, then you can create an excellent corner imitating the beautiful underwater world!
Wall type aquarium can be of various shapes. Square or rectangular is also called aquarium pictures or screens, such an aquarium resembles a flat-screen TV.
The aquarium picture is framed with a frame, its weight should not exceed 70 kg, and the glass thickness is 20 cm. Such an aquarium usually serves as a room divider into zones.
Capacity semicircular shape can be flat or convex.
The aquarium can be suspended or recessed into the wall. Suspended types are usually small and fixed on the main wall.
For embedded, you need a special permit, for them prepared in advance a niche in the wall. This type is better to install at the stage of designing a room or repair.
Sometimes they are built into kitchen furniture or windows specially shaded from the direct rays of the sun.
Many master aquarists have learned how to make such aquariums with their own hands, which gives them the opportunity to express their imagination, to arrange and arrange this structure at will.
Before installing this design with your own hands, you need to seriously consider all the details of its device and future maintenance, as there are some difficulties in the care. It is necessary to take into account the correct location, measure the area and size of aquarium accessories in the form of a compressor, lighting lamps, filter.
Such aquariums are put on for a long time, and do not interfere in advance to consult with experts and designers.
If time permits, it is preferable to run the aquarium before installing it on the wall, and only after achieving biological balance in it, you can safely mount it in the wall.
Wall mounted aquarium is made of high strength materials, mainly from acrylic, seamless construction. Acrylic is lighter than glass, minimally distorts the space and does not leak.
It is very important to build an aquarium in a wall without communications and wires, be sure to arrange a secret closet above it for the possibility of feeding fish, changing water and filters. The best option is to install the wall structure below the wall niche.
It is important to have a nearby electrical outlet. When installing an aquarium with your own hands, you need to adhere to safety requirements, which call for adhering to an aquarium weight of no more than 100 kg and a depth of no more than 18 cm.
To install a wall aquarium with your own hands, you will need a frame made of duralumin, show-case glass, and a stainless steel sheet for the bottom. For framing frame using plastic or metal.
As the lighting will need fluorescent lamps.
Taking care of such an aquarium with their own hands is inconvenient because of the impossibility of pulling the container out of the wall, since the fixings are not designed for such procedures. A device in the form of curved brushes and other means for cleaning the soil will bring a lot of trouble, as it is difficult to reach the bottom with his hands.
High-quality modern wall aquariums are equipped with the necessary equipment from the factory, which includes a filter, a display, a thermostat, an automatic feeding system for fish and a heater. There is also a lighting and self-cleaning system.
The owner will be able to control it using the remote control and computer equipment.
In the wall type of aquarium it is better to populate small schooling or sedentary fish with a flattened body on either side. The number of individuals and their size should be suitable for the volume of the aquarium, where up to 2 liters of water are needed for 1 cm of the body of the fish.
Not recommended bottom fish type catfish. Goldfish and cichlids will pick the ground and gnaw the plants, so you have to clean the tank more often, which is very difficult to do, especially with your own hands.
Danio, lyalius, guppies, scalars, neons, barbs, and haracin ones are well suited.
Consider the main features of these aquariums:
- It is important to remember that the best type of wall-mounted aquarium will look at eye level at arm’s length;
- the placement of such an aquarium in the bedroom can play the role of a kind of lamp and will promote relaxation;
- if an aquarium is installed in a through opening, then there will be a great opportunity to observe the fish from two rooms;
- Sunlight should not come to the aquarium, as there will be a risk of algae overgrowing.
- in order not to listen to the pump noise in an aquarium at the same time from two rooms, it is better to install it not from above, but in one of the rooms.
A wall mounted aquarium is the best solution in small-scale or office premises; it will bring real pleasure after a hard day’s work, calming the nervous system with its pacifying landscape. A wall-mounted aquarium is an expensive pleasure, but it can surprisingly transform interior design in any style and provide a stunning look.