Absolute Best Spots To Setup A Fish Tank In Your Home!

After purchasing a fish tank, you’ll need to plan out where you want to put it. Choosing the right location is important not only for aesthetic reasons, but for the wellness of your fish inside the tank.

In this article, we’re going to look at the factors that play into choosing a location for the tank, then give some examples of good locations for fish tanks.

What makes a good location?

So how exactly do you determine a good spot from a bad spot to put a fish tank in? Well, there’s five main variables to consider:

  • Sunlight
  • Accessibility
  • Noise
  • Visibility
  • Electrical Outlets


Be cautious of how much sunlight your tank is exposed too. The reason for this is because algae grows like crazy with an abundance of sunlight. Thus causing a cloudy fish tank with green algae all over the place.

So be cautious of how close your fish tank is to a window, or any other place where sunlight enters into the home.


Another factor to consider is how easily accessible your tank is. We’ve all seen those photos online of fish tanks tucked into shelves and in between walls. They are beautiful on the outside but when it comes to cleaning the tank, you’ll soon realise your mistake.

Generally keeping everything in the open is best. This allows you to do all the tank maintenance as easily as possible.


An environment with a lot of noise is a horrible choice for fish tanks. So be sure to place your tank away from TV’s, speakers, doors, and other noise generating house objects.

The reason for this is because noise stresses out fish, which can cause them to go into shock and lead to an early death.


Lets face it, setting up a fish tank is a hard task. With that, you’ll want to show it off. Aquariums are a huge crowd pleaser and will be sure to draw attention. Choose a room to put it in that will be visible and stand out.

It’s also important to make it visible to reveal any cracks or leakage problems. Plus, you’ll be able to observe your fish’s behavior easier so if they fall ill you’ll be able to catch on early.

Electrical Outlets

Finally, the last thing to consider when choosing a good location for your new fish tank is how easily accessible electrical outlets are.

The reason for this is because your tank will have many pieces of equipment that’ll need to be powered. From your heater, air pump, filter, and lights, they’ll all need to be powered by an outlet.

At the same time be sure that water doesn’t splash on the outlet as well. So be sure to keep your tank a couple inches away from the outlet.

Great Locations To Put Your Tank(EXAMPLES!)

Now that we’ve seen all the different things to think about when choosing a good location for our fish tank, let’s see some examples!

Here are the top 3 best places to put a fish tank in your home.

Your Bedroom

One of the best spots to put your fish tank is in your bedroom. You’ll be spending a lot of time there, so why not put a tank in there? You’ll be able to observe the fish all day long and the tank will be easily accessible.

Plus, who doesn’t love waking up to a beautiful tank with beautiful fish swimming around?

So if you’re looking to decorate your bedroom, consider adding a fish tank!

Your Office

If your home has an office room, putting a fish tank in there is no braino! Offices are usually a quiet place to do work in so you won’t have to worry about stressing your fish out with noise.

Generally, offices will have enough sockets to power a tank’s equipment too!

Another HUGE bonus to offices is that they are easily accessible! So if you’re looking to decorate your office a bit, fish tanks may be a good option to consider.

Living Room

Finally, the third and final location to put an aquarium in your home is in your living room!

Living rooms are generally the most popular place of the house so your tank will be able to be displayed to everyone! They are accessible and have plenty of electrical sockets, making them a great candidate for placing your fish tank.

Only downside is that living rooms can get a bit noisy at times, so you’ll have to be cautious of that.

Otherwise, decorating your living room with a fish tank is a great idea to consider.


When choosing a location to place your fish tank, remember to keep it out of sunlight, easily accessible and visible, in a quiet place, and near electrical outlets.

Keep it in a place where you can see it often and observe it for cracks/leaks. Wherever you decide to put it, make it ACCESSIBLE!

News Reporter
Meet The Author Hi there, my name is Gunnar Kennedy! I'm a fishkeeping enthusiast and owner of smartfishkeeper.com. I love sharing new ideas and helping others care for their aquatic friends!  I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *