Illinois fish tank decorators who want to decorate their fish tanks can do so under a new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn last week.
The new law expands the scope of the “personal care product” license holders can use for their aquariums.
It allows aquariums to include up to four products such as hair brushes, makeup, pet food, cosmetics and baby food, as well as products to promote fish health and promote conservation.
It also gives aquariums the right to add aquarium decorations, including a decorative fish tank, on their premises.
The new law also expands the definition of personal care products that may be used in aquariums, including water filters, filters for aquatic plants and fish and a filter for plants, animals and plants-in-basket food.
This is the first time that a state has amended its aquarium regulations in such a way.
It follows similar revisions that occurred in Colorado, Washington, Vermont, Minnesota, California, Washington D.C., Texas and Maine.