Having a huge custom aquarium installed in your home or office may sound like a great idea, and it is. However, bringing this wish to fruition requires a lot of time and effort.
You will need to bring in an architect who can design the custom aquarium, preferably with the help of an aquarium specialist, with a focus on the design and dimensions of the space where it is to be fitted. After the design is complete, you will then need to hand it out to aquarium installation specialists who will hand in bids for the job. After which, you can hire a preferred choice.
To ensure that you have all your bases covered, read on to learn more about what you need to keep in mind when it comes to installing custom aquariums.
The Planning Stage
Once you have an idea of what you want your custom aquarium to look like, the next step is to find an architect who can bring your vision to reality by capturing it in a realistic and feasible design.
The guiding rule here states that the aquarium design details should be determined by the needs of the type of marine life to be held therein. Hiring an aquarium specialist to offer some insight on what should be included or excluded in the design is highly recommended. Otherwise the resulting design may be unrealistic and considered to be useless, leading to a waste of time and money.
Collecting And Assessing Bids
Once the design is complete, as per the needs of the marine life to be held therein, you can hand out copies to a number of aquarium installation contractors and ask for their bids for the project.
When reviewing bids, it’s worth noting that the quoted prices will differ from each other even though the design is the same. This is because different contractors use materials from different suppliers and brands. Each brand differs in quality and therefore cost. Furthermore, experienced contractors may charge more for their experience and technical knowhow.
Remember to avoid making a decision solely based on the quoted price. Take time to understand the value provided under each bid.
Getting The work Done
Once you have done your due diligence and picked the best contractor specializing in installing custom aquariums, it’s time to get to work. Note that the installation of custom aquariums is one part science and one part art. As such, you will need to be patient as the contractor carefully, and skillfully brings the design to life.