From the outdoor ponds and glass jars of antiquity, modern aquaria have evolved into a wide range of specialized systems. Individual aquaria can vary in size from a small bowl large enough for only a single small fish, to the huge public aquaria that can simulate entire marine ecosystems.
One way to classify aquaria is by salinity. Freshwater aquaria are the most popular due to their lower cost.Brackish water aquaria combine elements of both marine and freshwater fish keeping. Fish kept in brackish water aquaria generally come from habitats with varying salinity, such as mangrove swamps and estuaries. Sub-types exist within these types, such as the reef aquarium, a typically smaller marine aquarium that houses coral.
There are many interesting ideas for home aquariums and here we present the idea of Japanese designer Haruka Misawa.
In her Waterscapes series, Japanese designer and founder of Misawa Design Institute, Haruka Misawa crafts minimalist aquariums that feature 3D printed objects inspired by marine plant life.
Mimicking coral and other aquatic features, the miniature sculptures are digitally manufactured and placed inside simple square-shaped tanks, creating interesting new homes for fish to swim in-between and hide. What’s particularly smart is the addition of bubbles of air within each aquarium, to supposedly allow plants to thrive.