WHY it is important to have sustained ecosystem in an aquariumWHY it is important to have a sustained ecosystem in an aquarium
- To bring a glass structure, called an aquarium, to life. An aquarium is naturally living not only because of plants, fishes, etc. inside the tank but also because of a world of beneficial microbes that keeps an aquarium functioning normally.
- To ensure the aquarium is alive for years. Unlike aquaculture which needs seasonal replacement of production batches, an aquarium is meant to exist for years.
- To bring a stable environment in a confined tank. This established the balance of the ecosystem between flora & fauna within the tank.
- To mimic the nature inside the tank so that the lives in there get proper treatment and hence they could thrive, not just survive.
- To reduce to cost of maintenance due to heavy doses of inorganic/ synthetic inputs. Maintenance costs could be reduced in any sustained tank in many ways. For e.g., A sustained tank usually will have no or negligible incidents of diseases (of plants, fishes, etc.), thus reducing the treatment cost. This as well saves time, effort, and water too!