Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Outside Philadelphia, PA
When you look at aquariums as pictured above, you have to consider where the designer is coming from. The want something that "looks cool". In both the above cases, you could remove the fish, decorations and water, and put almost anything else in there, and it would still have a similar visual effect.
Now if that's the look your going for, go for it. However, I've always considered the fish, plants and other livestock to be where the action is. My personal preference is to show that off, and I feel such novelty aquariums take away from that. Even if money were no object, I just can get too excited about novelty aquariums.