SPECIAL PURPOSE AQUARIUMS
This category includes:
- breeding aquariums, often a simple glued glass tank with no soil, for temporary
- large aquariums. These are large by virtue of their length, as their depth
and breadth cannot exceed certain limits for technical and practical reasons.
They sometimes present installation problems, due to the weight on the base
and the special materials required for their construction.
Large tanks are often given over to large species which require ample living
space on account of their size. They can also be used for the other purposes mentioned
above, because it is generally considered that the bigger the aquarium, the easier
it is to maintain its equilibrium. Contrary to what is often thought, their maintenance
does not imply more problems if an equilibrium is really achieved.