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Do you Know the Benefits of Having an Aquarium?

Community of Marine Fish in an Aquarium Setting of Live Invertebrate Decor

Aquariums are wonderful and in this lens I will show you the benefits of aquariums. This is my personal list and it's in no particular order.

I hope you have fun reading it and learn a bit more about how interesting, challenging and rewarding
having an aquarium can be.

1. Chillax with the fish

Feeling stressed?

Have high blood pressure?

Bad day at work?

Whether it's a saltwater aquarium, or a freshwater aquarium, watching those beautiful fish going about their daily business is great for your stress levels and your blood

Numerous studies have shown that watching aquarium fish can make you feel calm, reducing feelings of anxiety and so help bring down your
blood pressure.

Now you know why so many doctor's and dentist's waiting rooms have aquariums; you'll feel that bit more chilled by the time you get to
see your physician!

2. Keeping the Hyperactive Kids at Bay

Another benefit of aquariums are for hyperactive kids. More studies have indicated that kids' curiosity means they want to watch
the fish and they feel much calmer while, and after, watching fish.

Just as they realx us adults, the kids also get a feeling of calm and peacfulness
from aquarium fish.

Of course, by getting your kids to watch the pretty fish, you're using diversionary tactics to steer them away from their
hyperactive activities!

3. More Medical Benefits

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and Purdue University's Dr. Nancy Edwards and Dr. Alan Beck studied the effects
on Alzheimer's patients' appetite while they watched aquarium fish at meal times
(v. seeing a picture of a fish and v. no fish tank)

The study showed that those patients who had the live aquarium stayed at the dinner table for longer
than the others and ate 21% to 27% more food.

Therefore, the benefits of owning an aquarium could be huge for nursing home patients.

4. Stunning Decor

No-one else will have a room like yours.

That's because your aquarium is unique and the life it brings will add vibrancy to whichever room you choose to place it in.

It is a constantly changing, living piece of art. The lighting creates atmosphere,
especially when the rest of the room's lights are off.

If it's in the living room, you could actually have a focal point that's not the t.v. -


5. Educational for the Kids

Your kids can really get the benefits of aquariums, especially if you get them involved right at the

Get them to do some research about aquarium ownership and write down their findings. They could also research which fish they would

The set up is important and they will learn the importance of correct pet care.

Kids will learn about discipline too, as they form a routine for feeding and maintaining their fish.

There are endless ways that children will benefit from an aquarium and their imaginations can run wild
when they are setting it up - let them have fun with it!!

6. Tranquility...

Shhh....what can you hear..??

There's no dog barking

There's no cat miaowing

There's no budgie errr....tweeting.

There's also no pet hair and no walkies in the pouring rain. Although you've got to feed them and change their water regularly, fish
are fairly low maintenance compared to other pets. This leaves you time to
really enjoy your pet ownership and the time you have with them.

As I type, my neighbor's dog is going through its regular half hour barking
frenzy....I've never heard a fish bark yet!!

7. The Fish Can Stay Home Alone

Yup, no hauling your tank to the fishy equivalent of the kennels when you go on your holidays.

Ok, your fish can't look after the house while you're away, but there are ways and means of automatically
feeding them that mean they can stay home alone.

No need even to pester a neighbor to look after them. How cool is that - you can have pets AND go away on

8. Tap into your Inner Artist

Let your imagination go wild!

Bring out your artistic side!

The aquascape is yours to design and you really can let loose if you like.

You can research and buy all sorts of plantlife, rocks, and other items for your fish to discover and hide in.

A wee note of caution, though; don't forget that you will actually want to see the fish, so
don't overcrowd your aquarium.

9. Inexpensive Start Up Costs

This is especially true for freshwater aquariums, as they have lower set up costs than their saltwater counterparts.

You could go completely mad and buy everything the pet shop owner puts in front of
you, but start off with the necessities to keep your costs under control....and
don't buy fish until you are ready for them.

Starter kits can help as they give you the essentials and save you money, so these are always worth

10. My Hobby is My Business is My Hobby

You can of course turn this wonderful hobby into a money spinner.

Start breeding your fish (soooo much easier with freshwater fish than for saltwater fish, who are a bit fussy when it comes to breeding.

You can also start selling aqautic plants, rocks, etc

How lovely to make money from your hobby.

Become an expert and those who want the best will certainly seek you out, as the local pet store may not always be the best source of expert
help and advice.

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Comment by ღ❤ Allah ki Bandi❤ ღ on October 1, 2010 at 9:56pm
yeah i knws its diffult to do cleaning and all tht....but it really helps to release stress ....
Comment by M Umair on October 1, 2010 at 9:51pm
is tht serious or 'ving a funny touch,seriously how could this provide so much benefit releving stress n lowerng blod presure n in the end u can turn it to a bussiness haha may not be in real life, all i know is tht to take cre of it is hard clean the aqurium chnge the water feed the fish it only adds tension (no offense but my experience counts)

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