Aquariums Have Become Focal Point Of The Home; Now "Front And Center" In Stylish Residences
(NAPSI) Have you ever thought of decor as quality entertainment? Instead of adding another trinket to dust, why not breathe some life into a room by adding an aquarium full of colorful fish?
Today's stylish aquarium stands, cabinets and canopy sets make it easy to move aquariums from the basement to a focal point of the home.
Forget about the quirky-looking wrought iron and pine furniture aquarium stands of the past. Today's aquarium furniture incorporates both function and design to complement any taste from contemporary to traditional.
"Many baby boomers have fond memories of aquariums from their childhoods and so they want their new fish aquarium to be a beautiful enhancement to their primary living space, not hidden in the game room," explained Ken Goff, vice president for Central Aquatics.
The other part of the equation driving the resurgence in fish ownership among baby boomers is ease of maintenance. Let's face it -no matter how beautiful the aquarium is, busy families today don't have the time or inclination for heavy maintenance.
Tetra, for instance, has introduced an innovative way to clean the aquarium-the StayClean System-which utilizes a unique scraper plus wipes that delay algae regrowth for up to one month. EasyBalance® is another Tetra product that provides an invaluable safety net for the time-challenged hobbyist. It utilizes natural bacteria to keep water biologically healthy, eliminating the need for water changes for up to six months.
"Aquarium ownership has increased 31 percent between 1996 and 2006. We expect the growth to continue as people discover how easy it is to maintain aquariums and blend them aesthetically with their home decor," said Linda Staley, senior manager of consumer marketing for United Pet Group, which owns the Tetra brand.
According to industry surveys, nearly 14.2 million households in the United States currently own home aquariums. The No. 1 reason Americans own fish is for entertainment. Appearance and stress relief follow closely in second and third places, respectively. New technologies and beautiful furniture make it easier than ever to reap these rewards while putting aquariums front and center in the home.
The No. 1 reason Americans own fish is for entertainment.