November 9th, 2015 6:54 AM by Nour Ailan
are emerging as pricey fixtures in luxury homes.Prices can range from
roughly $5,000 for a 10-gallon tank to $1 million and up for a tank that
hold 5,000 gallons of water.
Fort Lauderdale-based manufacturer
Living Color Aquariums, for example, specializes in saltwater tanks and
will install a 1,600-gallon one for approximately $150,000.
on the National Geographic cable television channel feature on a show
called “Fish Tank Kings,” Living Color this year has started installing
vent-less fireplaces beneath home aquariums for customers who want gaze
at flames as well as fish.
London-based Aquarium Architecture
sells a lush 1,057-gallon garden equipped with LED lighting to simulate
sunrise and sunset, which is believed to decrease stress for certain
types of fish. The $40,000 tank also can simulate storms to stimulate
Some aquarium buyers choose an “aquascape” stocked with
the types of fish they encountered while snorkeling or scuba diving.
Others focus more on creating a small-scale representations of scenes in
nature, a mountainous area, for example, or a rain forest.
may convey health benefits as well as bragging rights. Funded by a
not-for-profit organization in the UK that focuses on marine biology, a
research study of 84 people determined that aquariums can reduce blood