Compared to normal fish aquariums, there is nothing much that you need to do really. The most important thing to do is to top up water (due to water evaporation). The other thing will be feeding of the freshwater fish, or you could choose to use an auto-feeder

No. This is not necessary as the plants clean the water. Since we only need to change water after a year or even more, an UrbanSeas® freshwater aquarium can help you save up to 6 times the water compared to a normal aquarium that changes 10% of water every week!

In a normal home aquarium, toxic levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate build up due to fish waste. The fish will start dying if weekly water change is not performed, or if chemicals are not added to clear the water of the poisonous ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, thus making a normal aquarium and its aquatic life very high maintenance. In an UrbanSeas freshwater system, a careful selection of aquatic plants lower the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water using the nitrogen cycle, thereby cleaning the water and hence creating a low maintenance, ecologically balanced system.

Go right ahead! Enjoy yourself for two weeks worry free. Will the aquarium fish be hungry? Yes they would be, but be reassured that they will find enough algae and detritus to appease their hunger within this period. Think of it like a good detox session for your aquarium. Of course there is always the option of an auto feeder.

We encourage maintenance to be carried out at least once every six months to maintain the brilliance of your living artwork. While UrbanSeas® fish tanks require little maintenance, being proactive (rather than reactive) with regular fine-tuning can ensure that your tank maintains its optimality. We offer a comprehensive range of packages (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, and half-yearly.) to suit your budget and needs.

Yes definitely. Plants are the backbone of UrbanSeas®’ ecologically balanced freshwater system. Our specifically chosen, plants break down fish waste and absorb them as nutrients efficiently. Together with light and carbon dioxide from the fish, the aquarium plants produce food and oxygen—all of this while cleaning the water. Talk about a hardworking, multi-tasker!

The plants can last as long as the soil is fertile with the necessary nutrients. The lifespan of the soil is about 2 to 3 years. It is normal for older leaves to turn brown and die, but if you look closer, you will notice baby leaves sprouting out as the plants propagate.

Yes UrbanSeas® does both freshwater and marine aquariums.

One can imagine that the latter depicts scenery under the sea, while the former portrays landscapes in the river. In terms of look and feel, the verdant green base of freshwater aquariums (due to the lush planted aquascapes), bring tropical warmth into the home (just like a warm colour). Whereas, the azure blue base of marine fish tanks—brought on by the iridescent corals and specialized lighting—infuses a cool, high-tech touch to its surroundings.

UrbanSeas®’ marine aquascapes mirror the depths of the oceans and are visually stunning—some would even say incomparable. For this to be so, intensive maintenance and regular replenishment of fresh seawater is required to keep the marine fish and aquarium corals happy and healthy. With the best and latest equipment technology has to offer, we duplicate the water parameters and conditions of the vast sea within a small, contained aquarium, which means closely regulating the levels of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, alkalinity, copper, phosphate, iodine, calcium, silica, magnesium and sodium, with maintain meticulous control over the temperature and light transitions. We offer a comprehensive range of maintenance packages (weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly) to suit your budget and needs.

Certainly! In fact, some schools use UrbanSeas®’ aquariums as an interactive edutainment tool so that the students can learn by experiencing for themselves what goes on in a balanced aquatic ecosystem. Using our aquariums, Science topics such as interdependence, the nitrogen cycle, pond habitat, photosynthesis, plant propagation, fish reproduction and many others can be taught in a lively and interesting manner

Generally, the ideal size of the aquarium is very dependent on the space available. Larger fish tanks tend to offer a stronger visual impact as there more content, variety and movement. What may be counterintuitive is that the larger the tank, the less maintenance required (for an UrbanSeas® aquarium at least).

It is not so much the number of fish, but the total fish biomass to tank size ratio that matters. Total biomass of the fish is the mass of all the fish added together. For example, a young fish that matures will be sure to gain mass and become larger in size. So if we begin with 100 small, young fish, they will grow and their individual biomass will increase. As the fish mature, there will naturally be an attrition rate in the number of fish so that the ideal total biomass to tank size ratio is maintained.

For homeowners who decide to go with professionals, each UrbanSeas® aquarium is bespoke and crafted to individual taste, hence an in-depth personal consultation is necessary to thoroughly understand the client’s requirements for their home and office décor. Recommendations are then made with drawings done up for visualization. Production time is about 3 weeks before we deliver and setup the aquariums. Livestock is then introduced to the tank in batches with weekly intervals. (Freshwater livestock are introduced in 1 to 2 batches; marine livestock are introduced in 2 to 3 batches.

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