When you shop for an aquarium that you'll set up in your home, you'll often see a variety of wide, short rectangular tanks. While many people who plan to buy fish opt for these tanks, they're not your only options. If you visit a retailer that has a wide selection of aquariums, one style that you'll often come across is a vertical aquarium. As its name suggests, this is a tank that is tall instead of wide. Vertical aquariums are available in several different sizes, so you shouldn't have trouble finding one that suits your needs. Here are some reasons to consider this unique shape.
It Has A Small Footprint
Many fish enthusiasts choose to buy vertical aquariums because of their small footprint. Because these tanks extend upward instead of to either side, they don't take up a lot of space in your home. If your home is on the smaller side — or you're planning to put the tank in a room that has minimal available space — you need to be cognizant of how much room the aquarium takes up. The last thing that you want is for the room to feel cluttered after the addition of the tank. With a vertical design, this is something that won't be a concern.
It Has A Unique Look
Most people have seen a standard rectangular aquarium at some point, but vertical tanks are much less common. While you and your family might get some enjoyment out of the unique shape of this tank, this may also be true of people who visit your home. If you are excited to show your fish to family and friends who visit, and know that they'll be impressed by the unique appearance of your vertical tank, this can be a good style to buy.
It Works Well With Tall Plants
People who have aquariums take different approaches to the water plants that they use. While some people use artificial plants, many people favor living plants, as they add a natural look to the environment for the fish. If you're definitely in favor of natural plants and hope to buy some that are on the larger side, a vertical tank can be a good choice. Because vertical tanks can be several feet tall, they can be ideal for accommodating tall plants. It can be a neat look to have a plant sitting at the bottom of the tank with a stalk and foliage that extend upward. With a conventional aquarium, the water won't be nearly as deep — which means that taller plants won't work as well.
For more information, contact an aquarium supplier.