Here is a bit of info about us
The initial business was established over 25 years ago and has been in its current location for over 10 years. We are located at Unit 7, 30 – 36 Dickson Road, Morayfield. (Just past Aldi and opposite the new Medical Centre.)
Owning a fish tank whether it be for the first time owner to the more experienced provides a relaxing stimulating adventure for all! Here at Ultimate Aquarium we aim to assist. We provide a range of fresh water & marine fish, corals, plants and associated products to assist your journey.
A number of studies have shown that keeping an aquarium has some real health benefits. Please check out the “Health Benefits Tab” as we have created a relaxing video. See some of our cool fish cruising around with some background instrumental music.
We regularly have some interesting and very colourful creatures such as the Lion Fish below.
Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be good therapy for you and have health benefits. Studies going back as far as the late ’80s have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure.
A number of studies have shown that keeping an aquarium has some real health benefits. The presence of some sort of aquarium has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Additionally, greater reduction in blood pressure has occurred when there are fish in the tank, as opposed to tanks that are attractively decorated but have no fish. Even watching a video of fish has been proven to have therapeutic effects.
Studies have also shown that seniors with Alzheimer’s experience a variety of health benefits from watching an aquarium. One study found that patients exhibited more relaxing behaviour and exhibited less physical aggressiveness, wandering, pacing, and yelling. They also found that patients ate up to 21% more food than they did before, with an average increase of 17% across all patients studied. Further, they found that patients displayed better short-term memory, and they required fewer supplements and medications.
Watching fish has been shown to calm children who suffer from hyperactivity disorder. Other studies have shown that dental patients required less pain medication after having watched fish in the dentist’s office.
Keeping a fish tank or aquarium is very popular in feng shui practices. Fish tanks are commonly used to activate and enhance your money and career luck. This is why aquariums and fish tanks are commonly seen in Asian restaurants and banks. They are usually located close to the entrance.
There appears to be great benefits for all of us in watching our fishy friends. We recently set up an underwater camera in our Reef Tank and have applied some relaxing background music. The video runs for approximately 2 minutes, more will be added to the series creating a seamless experience.
We hope you enjoy this and we look forward to seeing you soon in the shop where you can see the tanks that were filmed.
Freshwater fish and tropical fish are something we have a large selection of in store. You may wish to have one or two large fish of the same species, or a group of smaller shoaling fish that highlight their colours or set up a community aquarium with different species.
Tip – Just the same as in nature if the large fish can get the small fish in its mouth it will probably try.
We can offer suggestions on which fish are compatible with each other and those that are not going to be great tank mates.
The majority of freshwater fish that we range are also tropical fish. This means that in their natural environment the water temperature is around 26 degrees.
Tank heaters have allowed these freshwater fish and tropical fish to be looked after in conditions near their original surroundings.
Without a heater the cooler overnight (or day) temperatures will put severe stress on the fish.
One of the keys to good healthy freshwater fish and tropical fish is keeping the water temperature constant.
Freshwater fish and tropical fish do not react well to sudden extreme movements in temperature. This is one of the main causes of White Spot. Should you encounter this problem we have some medications on hand to assist with this.
Goldfish however do not require a heater and can survive in a wide range of temperatures. These are great first time fish as they are relatively low maintenance.
Lighting while not essential to the health of freshwater fish and tropical fish, it will help show its colours to its best effect.
The following is a selection of freshwater fish and tropical fish available with new stock arriving every week:
- A range of Tetras
- Fighting Fish, Goldfish, Guppies, Plattys and Mollys
- Bristlenoses, Coryadories, Danios
- Angels, Discus, Oscars
- Cichlids, Rams, Barbs
- Ghostknives, Axolotl (we can order these in), Sharks
- Clown Loaches, Red Devils, Tropheus Duboisi
- Murray Cod, Sleepy Cod, Barramundi
- Gourami’s, Catfish, Sole
One of our regular requests are for Mangrove Jacks however these are currently unavailable. We will keep you posted if any become available.