How Much Does a Custom Aquarium Cost?
We’re not going to lie to you. The custom aquariums we design are not cheap. Some can cost more than $10,000. However, there is no set price because the exact cost will depend on the project’s unique specifications. No two aquarium systems we design are the same, so the price varies from project to project.
Once we discuss your vision of the aquarium and survey the space where you’d like to put it, we will give you a complete estimate of the cost. We promise to be transparent with you about the price and all the services included in that number. As a result, you can feel comfortable signing off on the project, knowing there won’t be any surprise additional charges along the way.
Why Do Custom Fish Tanks Cost So Much?
The answer to this question can be summed up in one word: quality. Custom aquariums cost significantly more than regular aquariums because of the quality craftsmanship and expertise that comes with them.
Sure, you could save money by purchasing a standard aquarium from a big-box retailer. But that aquarium would likely be made of lower-grade materials than our custom tanks. You would also miss out on the expert guidance that comes with hiring custom designers.
At Living Art Aquatics, our team strives to make the extra money you invest more than worth it. We do this in all of the following ways:
- Using the highest quality materials to ensure your tank will last
- Setting up your aquarium with all necessary heating, lighting and filtration features
- Educating you on everything you need to know to take care of your aquarium
- Taking the necessary precautions to protect the health of your fish
We do all this and more to maximize your peace of mind as you enjoy your beautiful aquarium.
Will My Space Support a Custom Aquarium?
We’ve had many customers come to us uncertain about if their space can house an aquarium. Some wonder if a large fish tank will be too heavy for their floors. Others aren’t sure if the tank will fit in a tightly angled spot.
We enjoy it when customers come to us like this because it allows us to use our expertise to help them out. Our team has seen it all in our decades of experience installing aquariums. So, we’re prepared to help you with whatever uncertainty you’re encountering.
Our team of architects, designers and engineers know how to adapt custom designs to any space. So, you can rest assured that we will leave you with a custom fish tank perfectly suited to thrive in your home or business.
How Long Will the Design and Installation Process Take?
Generally, a project will take between 6-8 weeks from start to finish. However, it can be longer or shorter than this, depending on the size and scope of the project. Still, our team will be upfront with you about how long it should take before we begin your project so that you’ll know what to expect.
What Precautions Do You Take for the Health of My Fish?
We’re not only passionate about making beautiful aquariums but also care deeply about the health and safety of the fish we put in them. Therefore, we take many precautions to protect their health and safety, including:
- Cycling the tank to prepare the water before adding any fish
- Quarantining all fish to ensure they’re healthy and eating before adding them
- Only adding fish species that interact well together
These are just some of the many best practices we’ve learned over the years. Let us use our decades of experience as hobbyists and professionals to give you a healthy and vibrant aquarium.
Why Should I Pay for Professional Aquarium Maintenance?
Our aquarium maintenance service can make your life easier. After all, it’s not always convenient for people to maintain a complex system like a custom fish tank. Our professional assistance will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing experts are caring for your tank.
We will handle many delicate and time-consuming tasks for you, such as:
- Inspecting fish for disease
- Removing algae and glass from overflow pipes
- Testing the water chemistry
- Regular water changes
- Cleaning and servicing filters
- Cleaning decorative items
- Polishing custom cabinetry
Our team is happy to perform all these tasks and more for you. We also provide 24/7 service for any maintenance emergencies that arise.