What are Oceanariums?
The word oceanarium is derived from the combination of the words ocean and aquarium. Oceanariums are large scale seawater aquariums used to display marine species that are kept for attraction exhibits and educational observation.
Oceanariums or Seaquariums are usually designed and built in or near a ocean, bay, or river. They are designed to have expansive clear windows that provide maximum convenience when viewing the animals.
Oceanariums are designed to be big enough to house several types of sea animals including sharks and sawfish.
In Wall Aquariums
Some oceanariums are designed to look like a giant wall that makes the whole room glow in a ocean blue hue. Many commercial businesses, such as malls, hotels, and restaurants seek large in wall aquarium designs.
Most Oceanariums are also designed with openings that can provide viewing on the aquatic animals from above. Some are also designed to have a coastal feel with walkways, ocean themes, rock work and landscaping around the openings.
Saltwater or Freshwater?
Saltwater marine aquariums are beautiful and colorful renditions of what the ocean looks like. Using a variation of rocks, plants and sands provide a natural ocean vibrance. Saltwater fish originate from oceans, seas and reefs with grouping and independent behaviors.
Freshwater tropical aquariums are colorful and natural displays. Freshwater fish originate from lakes and rivers, ranging in size, species, and character. When paired correctly, diverse and interesting environments are created.