Hexagon aquariums tend to be tall and can be a stunning feature to add to a room’s ambiance. You may consider a custom stand as the pillar-like effect of a hexagon aquarium on a hexagonal stand can be impressive. The hexagonal prism shape also provides interesting viewing angles for admiring your fish, given all the facets that the tank has. The hexagonal prism shape is normally used with smaller aquariums while larger fish tanks of a similar style tend to be to be octagonal.
Hexagon Aquariums – The Tank
Hexagon aquariums come in a variety of sizes. They can be made of glass or acrylic. Unless you have sturdy furniture or a sturdy hexagon aquarium stand, an acrylic hexagon aquarium is better than glass. Acrylic will be lighter, stronger, and more durable than glass. On the other hand, an acrylic aquarium will scratch much more easily and can be very difficult to repair when scratched.
Typical sizes are 10, 20, 29, 30, 40, 50, 55 gallons and larger. With the caveat that hexagon aquariums cannot be so heavy they break the furniture intended to hold them, the standard aquarium axiom applies-the bigger the tank the better, because a larger aquarium will tend to have much more stable water conditions. Compare a five-gallon tank to a 55-gallon tank. The five-gallon tank may fluctuate in temperature as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit daily whereas the temperature won’t fluctuate as much in the larger tank. Having more water will also give you more time to correct anything that is going wrong. Tanks can be purchased from your local fish store, online, or built by a custom aquarium builder, so one way or another you can have the hexagon aquarium you dream of.
Hexagonal Aquariums – The Stand
Water is very heavy, so your hexagonal aquarium will need adequate support. An aquarium typically weighs at least 10 pounds per gallon. Thus a big 55-gallon aquarium could weigh 550 pounds! Typically, hexagon aquariums are small enough to be placed on sturdy furniture or desks, but you may want to consider a custom stand not only because it is designed to bear the weight but because aesthetically a hexagon aquarium on a hexagon stand is typically more pleasing. Regardless of whether you use a stand built to hold an aquarium or regular furniture, make sure it is level and more than strong enough to hold your tank, and thereby avoid any fish tank tragedies.
The Joy of Having A Hexagon Aquarium
A lot of thought, preparation and effort go into putting together a first-rate aquarium. Ideally you will build an aquarium that matches your house or apartment’s décor, provides an interesting variety of aquatic life, and satisfies your aesthetic sense.
Seeing the colorful fish glide through their silent, lush miniature undersea world, almost like dancers in a tiny ballet, can be the perfect calming influence after a hectic and stressful day of work. For this reason one often finds aquariums not only in homes but also in the waiting rooms of doctors and dentists, in physiotherapy or massage therapy rooms, hospitals and psychiatric clinics, and even prisons.