A very important point to keep in mind while designing your custom aquarium – is the aquarium decor design and many don’t think about it and overlook it!
If I need to put in to a nutshell the most overlooked point while designing a custom aquarium – I would choose it is the long term maintenance and upkeep. This may include various points, for example; accessibility to the gravel bed for gravel syphoning, access to walls to remove algae or just basic proper access.
Never forget to ask the question: WILL YOUR DECOR DESIGN ADD A WOW TO THE AQUARIUM WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH ITS LONG TERM NEEDS??
Will the decor design interfere with the maintenance i.e. can we access every part of the tank. For example – How often do we get the request for something rally eye catching like a roller costar may be really cool in your tank however; you may be cutting off access from many areas in your tank and therefore setting your tank up for disaster. Feel free to look around at some of our aquarium decor design at https://aquacustomfishtanks.com/gallery/aquariums/
See this link for some famous aquariums that did not use our basic principles http://observer.com/2013/06/coney-island-applebees-opens-with-an-old-fashioned-shark-massacree/