Frequently Asked Questions


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Will the trial install some kind of adware or spyware on my computer?
Definitely not. We are in the aquarium screensaver business and nothing more. We think that those who enjoy the screensaver and want it to develop further will choose to support it.

Are there more tanks and fish available for Dream Aquarium?
Currently the trial version has access to several of the 27 species in our full version. There are currently 2 main tanks. More creatures are available to full version owners from our store.

What's the difference between the trial and purchased version?
The trial version has pop-up facts & info, has a limited number of species of fish available, and only certain amounts of each species can be added. It does not allow changes to your tanks to be saved, and as it cycles through the tanks (every minute) it ends up on a black tank with only 2 fish. It also keeps a DreamAquarium.com logo on the bottom of the screen. The full version has these limitations removed.

Can one license be used on more than one computer?
We are fine with using a single license being used on up to 3 of your own machines.

What's your policy regarding updates & upgrades?
There is no limit on the number of updates you can do. Your license will be good throughout the 1.x series of Dream Aquarium releases, so there's no disadvantage to purchasing sooner rather than later.

Can Dream Aquarium be used as an active desktop?
Not currently, and it is not in our current plan to implement this.

Is the fish motion and behavior complete?
Far from it. Behavior development won't stop until the fish look and act exactly like real fish. You can already see how the fish interact with their environment much more than any other virtual aquarium. We want our virtual fish to enjoy and explore their world, not just swim blankly from one side of the tank to the other.

Are there plans for a marine aquarium?
Yes, however since there is already a good virtual marine aquarium on the market, we're focusing on freshwater initially.

Does the aquarium work in dual-monitor mode?
Yes, Dream Aquarium will display an aquarium on each monitor, and the fish and settings can be changed individually for each monitor. In the future we will have an extra-wide aquarium which extends across both monitors.

Is there a discussion forum for Dream Aquarium?
Yes, if you'd like to give feedback, talk to other users or ask us questions, we encourage you to visit our forum.


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