Wouldn’t it be amazing if that vibrant aquarium of your dreams could thrive in your office or living room? Many people have grand visions for custom aquariums yet settle for regular fish tanks. But you don’t have to settle! We have decades of experience turning beautiful dreams like yours into dazzling aquariums.
Our team will listen closely as you describe your custom fish tank idea to precisely fulfill your vision. Even if you have the most unusual design concept, we know all the tricks of the trade and will craft a plan to make your tank work practically. Every custom aquarium we create is both aesthetically pleasing and functional as a home for healthy aquatic life.
Custom Fish Tanks for Your Home or Business
Custom aquariums differ from regular aquariums in that we design them to fit seamlessly within your space. Your average aquarium often looks out of place when put on a stand in the middle of a room. In contrast, our designs flow as naturally with their surroundings as a fish in water.
Here’s a taste of how our custom aquarium builders work this magic for both residential and commercial customers:
A Beautiful Seascape for Your Home
Custom-made home aquariums function in many ways to beautify their surroundings. We create stylish tanks that stand out and captivate people’s attention, such as a large cylindrical aquarium in an entryway or a wall-to-wall reef tank in a living room. Alternatively, we also design seascapes that add to the background, like a cozy tank under the stairs and twin aquariums in the corners of a study.
A Calming Fish Tank for Your Commercial Building
Nothing relaxes customers and clients quite like a luminous aquarium woven into the walls of a lobby or waiting room. We’ve designed aquariums for many different types of businesses, including restaurants, doctor’s offices, hotels and more. We’ll strategically construct your aquarium so that it makes the maximum impact on visitors and employees as they come and go.
Professional Craftsmanship from Start to Finish
We’re here to meet your needs for every step of the custom aquarium process. This process begins with us visiting your home or business, scouting out the location for the tank and discussing what you want it to look like. And it ends with the breathtaking aquarium you envisioned right in that spot. Here’s how we get there:
Our first meeting will be a joint effort to create a realistic plan for your tank. We’ll listen carefully as you explain your vision. Then we’ll craft a plan for making it happen using proven best practices.
Once you’ve signed off on all aspects of the plan, our team of architects, engineers and designers will get to work constructing it. And once it’s finished, we can keep it thriving with expert maintenance. 6-8 weeks.
Create Your Dream Custom Fish Tank
Our custom aquarium builders have crafted all types of fish tanks over the decades. So, we can work with whatever materials, shapes, sizes and types of livestock you want for your dream aquatic seascape. Here are some of the options you can choose from for your personalized aquarium:
- Freshwater or saltwater
- Glass or acrylic
- Any size to fit the space you’d like to fill
- Many shapes, including cylinder, rectangle, pentagon and more
- Centered in the room or mounted on a wall
- Custom-built cabinetry to house your tank
- Any type of livestock
Don’t let all these choices overwhelm you! If you’re not sure exactly what you want, our experts will help you choose the best options for your situation.
The Benefits of Our Custom Aquariums
Nourish your soul with a vibrant aquarium made to fulfill your unique vision.
Experience the wonder of a custom design that fits perfectly in your space.
Enjoy the unmatched beauty of careful craftsmanship with premium materials.
Set your fish up for a healthy life with expert quarantining and tank preparation.
Along with being fashionable, enjoy a tank designed for optimal functionality.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Living Art Aquatics, we want to make the custom aquarium design process as easy and stress-free for you as possible. So, we’ve answered some common questions below to help you get started.
Don’t see your question answered below? Please call 847-737-5151 to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members.
What sets your aquarium designers and builders apart?
Our team has multiple decades of knowledge and experience in aquarium creation. Not only do we make aquariums that look amazing, but we also prioritize making sure each tank is functional. We always create tanks the right way using proper filtration and lighting so that the sea creatures inhabiting them can live long, healthy lives. In other words, our team is dedicated to doing right by both you and your fish!
How long does it take to build a custom aquarium?
The timeframe for your project will vary based on its complexity and size, but generally, custom aquariums take between 6-8 weeks to build from start to finish.
How much does a custom aquarium cost?
Because every tank is different, the price of each project ranges anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The total cost of your aquarium will depend on several factors, including the size, materials, complexity and more. You will receive a detailed quote before we begin building, which will give you a full rundown of what you’ll pay.
What is the difference between glass and acrylic aquariums?
Custom glass aquariums are generally less expensive than custom acrylic aquariums but also come with some drawbacks. For example, glass slightly distorts the view of the inside of the aquarium while acrylic is much clearer. Glass is also heavier than acrylic and is not quite as durable. Acrylic is easier to scratch than glass, but unlike glass scratches, you can buff acrylic scratches out. Ultimately, the choice between glass and acrylic will depend on your budget and how much you value these factors.
Do you provide training and guidance on how to care for my aquarium?
Yes! Our team will take the time to help you understand how to properly care for your tank. You can also call us at any time with questions or hire us to handle regular maintenance services for you.
Providing Custom Aquariums Throughout Chicagoland
Looking to fill your home or office space with aquatic beauty? Our business is centrally located in Crystal Lake, IL, and we provide custom aquarium services throughout Northern Illinois. Please give us a call today at 847-737-5151 to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to working with you!