Are you looking to liven up your décor in 2024? Nothing will fill your space with stunning beauty and vitality quite like a luxury home aquarium.
Imagine a work of living art designed to perfectly complement your style yet also contain a mesmerizing, dynamic ecosystem. It’s no wonder fancy home aquariums are trending these days!
But what should your luxury home fish tank look like? Where will it go in your home, and what types of livestock will you fill it with? All of these are very good questions to ask and deserve careful consideration to ensure your aquarium is a perfect fit.
We want to help you conceptualize your ideal luxury home aquarium. So, we’ve put together a list of some current industry trends to give you ideas. We hope this post helps you dream up an incredible tank!
By the way, if these trends inspire a great aquarium concept, our team of custom aquarium design experts can bring it to life. Please call 847-737-5151 to start your custom aquarium project!
1. Choose Any Shape to Fit Your Space
You don’t have to settle for the standard rectangular shape when planning your luxury home aquarium. Professional custom aquarium designers like the ones on our team can create tanks in almost any shape you can imagine!
Do you need some ideas for shapes to consider? Here are a few of the coolest home aquarium shapes we’ve seen recently:
The Cylindrical Column
Cylindrical aquariums are all the rage because of the 360-degree views they allow. These sleek tanks also make the perfect focal point for an entryway or large open living space. We especially love the thinner columns that look like support beams for a home but are teeming with vibrant aquatic life!
The Wave Tank
This type of custom tank features a curved glass exterior that mimics the rise and fall of ocean waves. Many homeowners prefer wavy glass panels over the standard straight sides because they give the aquarium a more organic and ergonomic feel. A wave-shaped aquarium will feel right at home in a cozy den or bedroom.
The Panoramic View
Another curved glass option is the panoramic aquarium. This tank looks like a standard rectangular aquarium with an important twist. It has rounded edges rather than the standard corners for a seamless view of everything going on inside it. We especially like this shape for tanks placed on custom cabinetry near a wall.
The Corner Fit
One of our favorite custom designs is an aquarium that fits snugly in the corner of a room. This type of tank has a bowed front that extends from one wall to the other for a perfect ninety-degree interior view. We especially like these tanks in offices and studies because the compact design works great in smaller rooms.
So, let your imagination be your guide as you look around your home. Is there an unusual spot where a uniquely shaped aquarium would be a fun surprise? It doesn’t just have to be in your main sitting room, you know. Many luxury homeowners have also started putting custom tanks in their bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens!
2. Wall-Mount Your Custom Aquarium
Perhaps you’re concerned about the designs we described above taking up too much floor space. Then a wall-mounted aquarium may be the ideal option for you! This type of aquarium saves you space since it goes in your wall. Plus, you won’t have to worry about anyone accidentally knocking your tank over!
These large portrait aquariums are becoming increasingly popular in large homes. People love them because they can span the length of the wall at a perfect height for eye-level viewing.
Wall-mounted tanks also allow for unique setups. For example, we’ve installed tanks in shared walls so that people can view the tank from the rooms on either side.
We install these tanks in the wall with the wall studs supporting the tank’s weight. It’s essential to have a professional do this to ensure your wall will be able to support the tank. These tanks can also house only certain fish because the tanks must be thinner to fit in the wall. Our team will help you determine which fish to choose for this type of tank.
3. Pick Saltwater for Visually Striking Sealife
The undersea views in a luxury home aquarium should take your breath away. So, don’t settle for anything less than the most diverse and vibrant sea creatures in your tank. Starting a saltwater reef aquarium is the best way to make this happen.
Saltwater aquariums can house a far more diverse and colorful set of fish, corals and invertebrates than freshwater tanks. Some of our favorite saltwater fish include the blue damselfish, orange clownfish, yellow tang and silver triggerfish. They will dazzle you with a rainbow of colors as you enjoy gazing at your tank.
Saltwater also allows you to cultivate coral reefs and natural plants in your tank. These are so much more fun than synthetic tank decorations because they constantly grow and change. They make your tank endlessly fascinating to observe as a result.
Of course, housing unique saltwater wildlife comes with great responsibility. Saltwater fish require more special care than freshwater fish and the tanks need more maintenance. So, make sure you’re ready to handle the extra responsibilities before purchasing a saltwater tank.
4. Keep Your Luxury Home Aquarium Eco-Friendly
Many luxury home aquarium enthusiasts also care deeply about the environment. Not only do they want to protect the health of the wildlife in their tanks but also in the world around them. The demand for eco-friendly aquarium features has risen because of this.
If you share this desire, then you should know that investing in green technology for your aquarium doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. A lot of eco-friendly aquarium equipment also enhances the beauty of a tank.
The best example of this is LED aquarium lighting. LED lights require less energy to effectively illuminate a luxury fish aquarium. But beyond this, they’re also often the best lighting option because they last the longest and create the most striking visuals. For example, the high-end NICREW aquarium light features multiple LED lights that can be easily adjusted for the perfect aquarium lighting.
Another eco-friendly aquarium best practice is to avoid using synthetic decorations made of plastic or glass. These decorations are appealing because they’re low maintenance. However, many of them are also made with paint and materials that can pollute the water over time and harm your fish.
Once again, the eco-friendlier decorating option of natural plants, rocks and corals is also the more aesthetically pleasing option. This natural background looks more vibrant and beautiful while also being better for the health of your fish.
5. Make Maintenance Easy with Advanced Technology
Modern luxury fish tanks are also a luxury to take care of because the latest technology makes it easy. So, make sure you take advantage of advanced aquarium maintenance features for your custom tank.
One of the most convenient high-tech accessories available today is the automatic fish feeder. Automatic feeders disperse the right amount of food to your fish at preset times so you don’t have to. Brands like Eheim, Zacro and Noodoky provide some of the best automatic feeders on the market today.
You will also want to consider technology that makes it possible to monitor the health of your tank from your smartphone. Many companies have created devices that send you real-time updates about the water acidity, salinity, temperature, total dissolved solids and more within your tank.
Aquarium enthusiasts should also pay attention to advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI). We have no doubt that this technology will only enhance our ability to keep luxury home aquariums thriving.
At Living Art Aquatics, we have our finger on the pulse of the latest advances in aquarium maintenance technology. Our team can handle it all for you if you’d rather focus on other things. So, please contact us today if you need help with regular aquarium maintenance.
What is Your Dream Luxury Fish Aquarium?
We hope this post has inspired you to dream big for your luxury home aquarium. Don’t be afraid to choose a unique size and location and to fill your tank with the most unusual fish. High-tech and eco-friendly accessories will help make yours one of the best home aquariums in the world!
The Living Art Aquatics team is here to turn your dream aquarium into a reality. For decades, we’ve crafted beautiful custom tanks that also function as homes for thriving aquatic life in the Chicago region. Please call 847-737-5151 or learn more about our custom aquarium service at the link below.