As a way of battling the summer heatwave that hit Japan this year, authorities have inaugurated a frozen aquarium that will keep visitors cool and entertained. The Kori no Suizokukan (Frozen Aquarium) in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, packs about 450 specimens of marine life frozen in large columns of ice bathed in blue light.
When choosing a location for your new aquarium, make sure you place the tank away from open windows. Too much sunlight can cause algal bloom. This in turn decreases the oxygen in the aquarium, which can be very unhealthy for your fish.
Place your new aquarium away from air vents and direct heat. Direct heat will cause the temperature in you aquarium to rise, which can cause diseases in some fish.
Make sure that the aquarium is placed on even ground, since an uneven setting can be very harmful. In addition, check that your floor is strong enough to hold the aquarium. One gallon of water weighs about nine pounds, so a fifty gallon fish tank can weight up to 500 pounds. If your aquarium is a very large one, place it on a sturdy beam. A weak setting can cause your floor to sag, or the aquarium to shatter through the floor.
For more tips about setting up your new aquarium, see part two of this series.