If You decide to have aquarium fish at home or in the office, then, of course, You first need an aquarium. Among the huge variety of shapes and sizes of this wonderful fixture You need to choose the one that would satisfy a list of requirements. So, let's start!

First, please note: first you need to select the location  for placing the aquarium and only then - the aquarium itself. This approach will allow you to avoid the headache, when the already bought aquarium suddenly "does not fit" where it would be desirable, and therefore it becomes where it is placed. In addition, the location for the aquarium should match the parameters:

  • light
  • noise
  • vibration
  • availability
  • strength
  • constancy

When taking into account all the above parameters place under the aquarium, it is possible to proceed to the choice of the aquarium. All the aquariums can be divided into several groups according to the following criteria:

  • size:
    • small – less than 25 l
    • medium – from 25 l to 100 l
    • large – more than 100 l
  • form:
    • cubic
    • said to be of parallelepipedal
    • round (spherical);
    • cylindrical
    • with sloping walls
  • the method of manufacture:
    • glass
    • frame
    • frameless.

There two basic rules. which should be considered when choosing an aquarium. First. than the width of the aquarium is greater than its height, the greater the surface area of the water and the more oxygen enters the aquarium. Second. smaller than the aquarium, the care for him more difficult. This is due to the extreme instability of the artificially recreated ecosystems. The smaller the ecosystem, the easier it is to upset its delicate balance.

Thus, choosing an aquarium based on the criteria described above, you should consider how this or that form of the aquarium or its size will affect the implementation of these basic rules. So, aquariums of some unusual shape (for example, in the form of a glass) rarely satisfy the first rule, and spherical all-glass aquariums can not be made large, otherwise they will crack. Frameless aquariums do not leak, but since they are usually made of soft materials, they are very quickly covered with scratches. Frame aquariums are strong, but putty in the seams can be toxic to fish, and in the absence of water in the aquarium, this putty dries up and may appear to leak.

Best meets all rules and criteria the standard aquarium is rectangular in shape. In addition, it easily fits into almost any interior.