University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Dance Blue Hematology and Oncology Clinic Custom Aquarium — by Aquarium Artisans
“The project took on a much more sentimental nature just under a year ago as we got to see first hand the love of fish these kids have and how it can provide a break from reality from the battles they are fighting. I can’t wait to see the love they have for it as we move forward with stocking it.” -Jennifer Embry, Co-Owner of Aquarium Artisans
Three Years: Concept to Completion
A representative of Areukind.org reached out to Aquarium Artisans three years ago with a vision.
The team at Aquarium Artisans kept this very special project veiled in secrecy while working diligently against obstacles, the proverbial “red tape” and the litany of moving parts that come from working with driven partners and industry-leading hospitals.
Due to the overall health sensitivities of the children in the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Dance Blue Hematology and Oncology Clinic, the tank required after hours/overnight install.
Jeremy & Jennifer Embry, Co-owners of Aquarium Artisans, worked all day and overnight finally finishing up at 5:30am.
450 Gallons of Aquarium Artistry
The University of Kentucky HealthCare Children’s Hospital DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic now has a beautiful 450 gallon system with an artificial reef structure. Because of the immune compromised nature of these children it’s largely sealed up and has both ozone and UV systems. They also installed a custom GFO reactor as well (combating algae caused by natural sunlight). The system is fully powered by a Neptune Systems Apex Controller complete with all the bells and whistles to allow Aquarium Artisans to fully control and monitor the tank from their custom design studio and retail shop in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Special thank you to Areukind.org
The system went in at no cost to the hospital or the clinic thanks to generous support of Areukind.org who worked so hard to raise all the funds for this aquarium. They truly do facilitate planned acts of kindness.
- Areukind.org — http://www.areukind.org/ “Facilitating Planned Acts of Kindness
- Dance Blue — http://danceblue.org/
- DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic — http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/peds-hemat-oncology/
The project took on a much more sentimental nature just under a year ago as Jennifer & Jeremy saw first hand the love of fish these kids have and how it can provide a break from reality from the battles they are fighting. They were in the clinic for a couple follow up items before heading back to the studio and were able to see first few children stand in awe. The tank had no fish yet and was still a little cloudy, but it was clear that this tank will serve a very special purpose for some very special children.
About Aquarium Artisans — Cincinnati, Ohio
Aquarium Artisans specializes in professional design, installation and maintenance of custom aquariums. Our team uses 50+ experience to create works of art using mother nature’s canvas.
No idea pushes the limits too far as to what Aquarium Artisans can create with our clients’ direction. Anything is truly possible.
As we enter this golden age of aquarium design made possible with break-through new technology and materials, Aquarium Artisans sets ourselves apart by staying on the forefront of the industry innovations. This coupled with our 50 plus years combined experience of design, installation and maintaining aquariums and our “Do whatever it takes for the client” philosophy is what sets us apart from others.
The Best Custom Aquarium Design in the Industry
See why we are the best possible choice to create your next aquarium project and contact us for your free consultation so we can discuss ideas on your project and explain the process as well as answer any questions you may have about your new project or Aquarium Artisans as well. Call us at (513) 895-FISH, visit our Cincinnati Studio or online at aquariumartisans.com.
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