Decors for public aquariums

We regularly provide public aquariums with our rocks and decors. They make their own setting ups.

Some use our standard elements for their smallest aquariums, but we often make special decorations, adapted to large size aquariums.

  • ceramic rocks and « eco reef plates » from 40 to  50 cm each
  • big plates from  1m  to 1,80 m
  • special elements

Please contact us for any projects.

These public aquariums trusted Aquaroche

Aquarium de Liège – Belgium

Big shark tank

We met Marie, the biologist of the Aquarium de Liège, at  Interzoo show in Germany in 2014. She wanted a big decor for the shark tank ( 4 meters x 4 meters x height 3,5 meters)

Small clay modell:
This makes it easy to visualize the volumes and know the quantities of rocks we have to make.






After we have made all the elements (XL decor type): setting up in our workshop to check the volumes and the scape, then each rock receives a number for the final setting up in the aquarium.


Some photos by the Aquarium de Liège team ( setting up and after several months)

Other creations for the Aquarium de Liège


Océanopolis – Brest

Big reef aquarium

72 m3 aquarium / 60 m3 net volume / started in November 1999.

Population : mainly hard corals.
Intentions : create a very big reef aquarium, with the least possible live rocks from natural environment.
Structure: constructed by Océanopolis team.
9 % of volume with rocks ( 3,5 tons Aquaroche « ceramic rocks » and 1,5 tons live rocks on pvc structure and plastic netting. Ceramic rocks are entirely colonized and it’s difficult to determinate what’s natural and what’s artificial.
Biological equilibrium of the aquarium is perfect. Océanopolis team could even remark sexed reproductions of corals.

The same reef aquarium in 2017.

This aquarium has been in function for more than 17 years now, with the same aquaroche rocks.

Example of colonised aquaroche rock:

Conditions of colonisation in active bacteria and algae.
New, aquaroche rocks are sterile.
Thanks to their open porous structure,our rocks can shelter
micro organisms which will develop month after month.
Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria will find there a propitious 
milieu and rocks will become a biological reactor similar
to live rocks.
Colonization can take months if you do not include live elements.
The simplest is to include good bacteria 
with very good live rocks.. A good variety of initial live rocks 
will colonise the AQUAROCHE rocks more rapidly, with micro 
organisms and coralline algae.
A strong water circulation, calcium rate over 360 mg / litre, 
magnesium rate 1300 mg / litre, KH of 9 and a light with blue 
colour, will contribute to success.

Rifts, caves, overhangs.

Other creations for Oceanopolis:

Big plates for the lagoon.

Fish and snakes can hide under the big « plates ».

Vidéo du lagon à Océanopolis

Océanopolis – le lagon – décor immergé: plateaux Aquaroche

Océanopolis: lagoon.immerged décorations: big "plates" to create territories and overhangs, custom made by Aquaroche.

Publié par Aquaroche sur jeudi 27 juillet 2017

Big plates for shelters and large territories.

Use plate code 8040, put on  big ceramic rocks on each side.

Aquarium du Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens – Porte Dorée – Paris

Aquarium du Limousin – Limoges

About ten décors were created in 1993.


Musée de la mer de Biarritz

Aquarium de Lyon

We provided them with big ceramic rocks and eco reef plates for a 24 000 litres aquarium.


Pecs aquarium – Hungary

With big aquariums, we need precise design and dimensions, technical contraints: on this example the floor is on 2 levels with a big step and we have to hide the horizontal pipes.

We prepare the elements in our workshop and when they are ready we build the decor and prepare the labels, numbered by column for an easy organisation when you’ll build up the decor in the aquarium.

SEA LIFE Paris Val d’Europe

Mare Nostrum – Montpellier

Marineland d’Antibes