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Can Luxury Aquariums Double as Natural Swimming Pools?

Swimming Pond

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How would you like to swim with the fishes? No, I don’t mean in the “killed by the mafia” sense of the phrase — I mean literally swim alongside fish. Some squeamish folk may not be keen on the idea, but others adore the idea of a natural, beautiful aquascape that is both an art piece and a swimming pool. But is such a thing even possible? Continue reading

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Using Technology to Bring Your Aquascape into the 21st Century

Galaxy Note 2 Liquid Pixels

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Usually, aquascapers get their inspiration from the natural world. They look at the gentle slope of a mountain or a peaceful group of trees and think, “How can I translate that into an underwater scene?” Every once in a while, though, aquascapers can get inspiration from corporate advertising. Yeah, I know that a 60 second TV clip that’s intended to sell you something isn’t quite as romantic as the wild, untamed recesses of nature, but engineers and commercial marketers can come up with beautiful ideas, too. Clever engineering concepts can transform a simple aquascape into a modern masterpiece. Continue reading

"Woosh… Tunk!" Goes the Japanese Shishi-Odoshi

Shishi-Odenshi for Japanese-Themed Aquascapes

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So, you’ve set up a gorgeous backyard pond aquascape only to discover that deer and other animals view the plant life like some sort of all-you-can-eat buffet. Putting up a fence will distract from the beauty of your aquascape, and you can’t exactly patrol your property with a shotgun all day. Continue reading

4 Unique Floating Art Ideas for Your Pond Aquascape

White Lily Pad Flower Floating in Pond

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What’s the one thing that’s always associated with ponds? Water lilies, of course. These iconic plants have captured the hearts of aquascapers ever since Claude Monet’s first began lovingly painting these delicate white flowers. Continue reading

Can You Really Fit a Pond in Your Living Room? Yes!

Okeanos Group Indoor Pond

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A few days ago, we took a look at how custom koi ponds can transform an indoor business space into a beautiful centerpiece. Ponds are the perfect fit for large office building lobbies, but what about private residences? Would it be possible to install a pond into an everyday living space? Continue reading

Goopy Algae: The Bane of Aquariums or the Next Eco-Friendly Fad?

Floating Algae

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What is beautiful? That’s a question that philosophers, poets, artists, and scientists have been struggling to answer for thousands of years. After all of the research papers and poems on the topic, one thing is abundantly clear: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s particularly true for plants and other natural ecosystems here in the 21st century. The classic approach has been to carefully cultivate a garden to create a manicured landscape. Continue reading