Love To Have An Aquarium @ Home/Work place?
Let me write this before I dive further. It is good to know that – A Fish is termed as “Fish” in both singular as well as plural forms if we refer to one species of fish. We use the term “Fishes” only when we see many species of Fish in an Aquarium or similar like ponds and lakes.
A fish tank with fishes at home or at a work place is believed to attract negative energies.
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75 percent of the world population loves to have an aquarium at their home, but only 25 percent of them achieve it. Even after achieving they tend to lose interest towards it even though they love it. The one main reason behind the loss of their interest towards an aquarium is always due to its Maintenance, the difficult part.
Being an aquarium hobbyist since 2000, I am here to convey something. Trust me, it is not difficult as it sounds. The only thing we need to consider is doing some of the regular routine tasks twice in a week which won’t even cost us more than 30 minutes.
Why Is It Good To Have An Aquarium At Home?
An Aquarium at home can help us to,
- – Reduce the levels of Stress & Anxiety.
- – Control the health issues related to the Blood Pressure & Heart Rates.
- – Reduce the muscle tension and pulse rates in elderly people.
- – Helps children with hyperactivity disorders like (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.
- – Watching a wet pet is very good for the eyes.
- – Increases food intake and reduces aggressive behavior in people especially Patients. This is the reason why an aquarium is found in most of the hospitals where Alzheimer disease patients are being treated.
- – Improves overall emotional & physical health of a family by stimulating the brain chemicals which are responsible for a happy feeling.
- – Provides calming effect and creates a feeling of peacefulness.
- – In Fengshui (“wind-water”), moving water is considered beneficial in balancing chi, and a well-maintained aquarium in the right location increases wealth and luck, with goldfish in particular believed to help boost finances.
Types Of Aquarium Setups:
An aquarium can be briefly categorized into three types.
- Fresh Water Aquariums
- Salt Water/ Marine Aquariums
- Planted Aquariums
Fresh Water Aquariums:
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– These are the to go aquariums for beginners and the most sought.
– Gold Fish and several other regularly seen fish fall under Fresh Water category.
– Basic understanding of fish keeping is good to have but not mandatory always.
Salt Water/ Marine Aquariums:
Remember the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory”?
In case, if you are not aware. The name of the fish we saw in Finding Nemo is Clownfish and the one in Finding Dory is Blue Tang. These fish are not suitable for freshwater aquariums.
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– It is recommended to have a good understanding of the basics of fish keeping if you want to set up a Marine Aquarium.
– It is better to seek aquarium consultants help while setting up a Marine aquarium.
– Many people do not prefer Salt Water aquarium due to its high-cost maintenance and difficulty level.
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– An aquarium where we grow plants by using substrates at the bottom of the tank.
– A planted aquarium can house both live plants as well as fish but not all variants of fish.
– Planted aquarium setup is also not recommended for beginners unless they take professionals to help.
What To Do If You Are Planning To Buy An Aquarium?
- Please spend some time to research before spending money.
- Do not buy a fish tank, fish, and its accessories blindly from a shop without having an idea on the same day.
- Learn about the fish compatibility. Not every good looking fish you see at an aquarium shop are compatible with each other. They cannot be housed together in a single glass tank.
- Go for a bigger sized tank if you can accommodate at your home. A 2 – 3 feet tank is highly recommended even for a beginner. For kids, it’s okay to have a size lesser than that but by following certain rules.
- Learn how much to feed the fish.
- Get to know about the type of water that you are planning to use for the fish tank.
- Choose and invest in good accessories specifically the filters.
What Not To Do Once You Bought An Aquarium?
- Do not populate the fish inside a fish tank on day one itself.
– Your fish tank needs to be cycled with water at least for a week before you introduce fishes.
– It is best to buy fish tank a week or two before you bring home your wet pets.
- Overfeeding the fish leads to fish death and dirty water. It is best if one person takes care of the feeding.
- Do not house a goldfish and hybrid piranha inside a single tank. Learn about fish compatibility.
- A goldfish should not be kept in a glass bowl. Any fish needs more space to swim.
- Do not believe whatever the shopkeeper says. Not always we have people at the shop with good knowledge of fish. Most of the time, their motive is only to sell from my experience.
- Remember, you can save more money by choosing the appropriate and recommended accessories. Do consult in many places.
The Worst Spots To Place An Aquarium:
- A place where more sunlight falls. For example, near windows.
- Bedrooms and Kitchen.
The Best Spots To Place An Aquarium:
At Home: Living room/Drawing room
Work Place: Reception Area/Waiting Room
The Good Luck Fish:
According to Vastu Shastra, Arowana and Flowerhorn fishes are considered to be fish that brings good luck.
What I believe is that a well-maintained fish in a clean aquarium can bring great benefits to everyone in the family as well as at the workplace.