Basic Advice

Aquarium Placement in Your Home: Which Room to Choose

When considering where to place your an aquarium in your home, you’ll have a few options, as each room has its own unique qualities.

Here is our evaluation of some of the possibilities:

The Living Roomthe living room is usually the most used room in the house. Putting your aquarium there ensures you’ll get the most enjoyment out of it, because you’ll likely spend the most time there.

The Bedroomthe bedroom may not be the first place you think of placing your aquarium, but aquariums can actually work quite well there. First, they lend an exotic atmosphere to the room, helping to set it apart. Secondly, if you have any cool aquarium lights, their warm glow at night will be the world’s best nightlight.

The Kid’s Roomallowing your children to keep an aquarium in their room can help them foster a love of animals, and also teach them about  responsibility through the required daily feeding and checking on the fish.

The Kitchenthe kitchen is a high-traffic area, and having your aquarium there will give you something to look at while you’re waiting for dinner to finish cooking (or nuking in the microwave).

The Entrywayagain, not the first place some people would think of for an aquarium. But did you know that the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui advises placing the aquarium close to the front of the house so it can cleanse those who walk inside from any negative energy they may be carrying? Or, if you don’t believe in that kind of stuff, you can just be satisfied with blowing the minds of guests when the first walk into your house.

If you still can’t make up your mind on which room to put the aquarium in, remember that wall-divider aquariums actually enable you to have the aquarium visible from two different rooms! Contact us for more details!

About Jon Wolf

Servicing Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana & Michigan, Blue Planet Aquarium Services has been the most trusted name in aquarium design, installation and maintenance since 1999. A company large enough to be dependable but small enough to still watch out for your best interests, Blue Planet is the only company to call if you are planning to install an aquarium or have one maintained.