10 Inspirational Aquarium Set Ups
Having trouble setting up your aquarium?
This is normal, especially if you are looking for something more unique and less mundane. The thing about aquariums is these days, they aren’t just homes for your pet fishes, turtle, or any other pet you’ve chosen, they can be so much more. For instance, studies have shown that staring at aquariums can be very therapeutic. Not only that, having a home aquarium can:
- Increase your focus and creativity. This is perfect if you work from home and need the occasional productivity boost.
- Decrease anxiety and relieve stress. Staring at it can slow down your heart rate and normalize your blood pressure.
- Induce a calming effect on kids, teach them responsibility, and spark their imagination.
- Improve the aesthetics and décor of a room.
So, while you create the best home for your pet, you’d also be improving your décor and creating an amazing and soothing space for everyone. Of course, the best way to experience the benefits of an aquarium is by setting up an inspiring and creative one. Let’s check them out:
An Aquarium Sink
So, the ideal setup for an aquarium is usually in the living room or bathroom, but you can make a boring morning and night routine fun, especially for the kids. And who doesn’t want to get inspired while brushing their teeth? An aquarium sink is not just beautiful, it’s also functional. It’s often a clear sink, with holes in the lid to feed the fish, You can also take the lid off to clean the tank. With a setup like this, the kids will definitely look forward to bathroom activities.
A Living Room Aquarium
Here, the bigger the aquarium, the bigger the impact it’s going to have on your décor and awestruck guests. If you are trying to conserve space, but you still want something creative, you can incorporate the aquarium into your living room furniture (more on that). Or you can use the aquarium as a room divider; put it in an open archway. Alternatively, you can also install a panoramic aquarium. It comes in a long rectangular shape and it can be as long as you want. This kind of aquarium can be used to cover overhead spaces in a room.
A Piano Aquarium
Looking to make your grand piano even grander? A piano aquarium is how. Because the only thing better than having a piano is having a piano with an aquarium in it. This is perfect for songwriters because a combination like that will foster incredible creativity. You can have this installed in the living room or in the music room (if you are that fancy).
An Aquarium Headboard
There are many beautiful sights to wake up to, but waking up to an aquarium has got to be one of the top five on the list. A headboard like this would give you the feeling of sleeping underwater and waking up to the most soothing sight. Even if you don’t feel like sleeping, you could lie in bed, relaxed and staring at it. There’s no better way to think or give your brain a boost at the beginning of the day. Not only that, it will have your room décor go from drab to fab. Now, instead of having your headboard just give support to your bed, you can have it give you soothing dreams too.
An Old TV Aquarium
The best thing about this type of aquarium setup is that it’s not expensive. You can totally do it yourself. All you need is your Grandpa’s old Tv and your aquarium components. Including the filter, overhead, light, air pump, tubing, clean water, and of course your pretty little fishes. Depending on the size of the TV, it may not be big enough for a turtle. Actually, it won’t, Turtles need a lot of water and space to swim. You can also do this with an old computer monitor, it follows the same process and will be just as beautiful. With some time and creativity, you can turn these old junks into beautiful aquariums.
A Coffee Table Aquarium
You can have a boring coffee table in the middle of your living room or, you can have a beautiful coffee table aquarium. An aquarium coffee table is perfect because it’s right at the center of the room where it immediately pulls attention, and it will instantly improve your décor. Of course, because it’s made out of glass, you’ve got to careful with the kinds of things you put on it. Anything with too much weight could break it. An aquarium like this is also great for your pets because if you are a busy person, having it at the center of your living room will remind you to take care of them.
An Aquarium Sofa
This is not your usual aquarium setup because not a lot of people expect to see an aquarium in your sofa when they walk into your space. But, that’s the best part of it. The best thing about this aquarium is that it conserves space, elevates your living room space, and makes your furniture unique and beautiful. Another advantage to this aquarium setup is you can have an aquarium under each arm of the sofa (salt and fresh water) with different exotic pets in each.
A Bookshelf Aquarium
This aquarium setup is perfect if books and the sea are your happy place. Instead of having your bookshelf just filled with books, you can insert an aquarium in it. It’s the perfect study furniture because it will provide a calming feeling while you read, or something pretty to stare at while you reflect on what you’ve read. Aquariums like these are perfect for a bookshelf and décor with a modern look, but you can have it customized to any look you want.
A Hanging Aquarium
If you literally have no space for a big aquarium and you want something different from the usual fishbowl, a hanging aquarium is the best way to go. This kind of aquarium requires no setup at all. It’s the equivalent of having a lampstand on your bedside table. It looks like a desk lamp, but instead of the lamp, you have a small glass aquarium. It’s perfect for a desk table at an office, whether a remote one or not. And it keeps your pet in your view at all times.
Alternatively, you can go for the wall hanging aquarium. You can insert a nail in the wall and hang this. it’s simple and improves your décor too.
A Toilet Tank Aquarium
This is definitely not your conventional aquarium, but it’s just as pretty. And, when you think about it, people take the strangest things into the toilet with them, phones, magazines, books, and even laptops. An aquarium is probably the least strange thing to install in your toilet. Especially because it would improve the aesthetics. Just like the aquarium sink setup, the aquarium is built into it. It usually comes with two separate water reservoirs, one holds water for the sink, the other holds water for the fish. And, the best part of this aquarium setup is that it’s eco-friendly because it’s designed to conserve water.