You know what they say: go big or go home. Public aquariums follow this motto with gigantic aquariums that are often larger than entire apartments. Typically, the only way to experience that kind of larger-than-life aquascape is to strap on scuba gear or hand over $20 at your local aquarium.
But that’s not the only option. Believe it or not, you can also have gigantic home aquariums built into your own home. Do you want to replace an entire wall of one of your rooms with an elaborate saltwater aquarium? Do you want to sleep next to a garage-sized aquascape connected to your bedroom? It might just give you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.
Easy-peasy. For example, take a look at this design for an absolutely massive home aquarium-swimming pool combination. No, you don’t actually swim in the aquarium – you swim in the pool alongside it. This design features a 30-foot-by-60-foot freshwater swimming pool adjacent to a 50,000 gallon saltwater aquarium. This would be one of the few places on Earth where you could swim with five-foot-long black-tip reef sharks without worrying about losing any body parts.
Every single aspect of this aquarium is state-of-the-art, right down to the filtration system. The pool in this design would utilize a unique filtration system that cleans organic material, such as algae and bacteria, out of the water. That means no chlorine and no itchy eyes. It also allows you to dunk your head underwater to get a crystal-clear, unobstructed view of your gilled neighbors.
Of course, this is just one design concept in a near-infinite world of possibilities. The main reason why I highlighted this aquarium today is to expand your imagination – by a magnitude of about 50,000 gallons. You can control virtually every aspect of your custom aquarium from its style and shape to its size. The only thing limiting you is your imagination — and of course, the size of your backyard.