Where to place the fish tank in the house?



Many people have pets in the house and some of them choose their pets to be fish. Well, it is obvious that if you have fish you must also have a fish tank for them. But , depending on the size and number of your fish and also on the species you must choose the right tank. If you follow the proper instructions you will know exactly what to do to offer them the appropriate living conditions. But then there is one more question: where to place the fish tank in the house?

Well, if your fish tank is small you can place it almost everywhere, but if it is bigger you should be very careful. However, there are a few things you should consider when choosing the right spot for your fish tank and basically these are the places that are forbidden for a fish tank or better said which are better to avoid.

For example it is better for you to avoid placing it near the windows. That is because they will be exposed to direct sunlight and if your fish are used to living in deep waters this won’t be good for them. Besides, windows are made to be opened and fish don’t normally like sudden temperature changes.

That same condition applies if you place the fish tank near heaters or radiators. So avoid doing so, as you must keep a constant  temperature in the tank. It is also a good idea to keep the fish tank away from any power source like a wall plug or some other electrical wires because in case of accident it is better to keep these things away from water.

Also do not place it somewhere where accidents are more likely to appear like behind the door or in the middle of the room (unless it is a coffee table fish tank like in the photo).

Try to place the fish tank somewhere where you can easily see them in order to notice any sudden changes in their behavior or if they get sick or there are some cracks. So avoid the places in the house where you rarely go or where you do not pay attention to the surrounding area, like a dark hallway or the balcony or something similar. Basically place it under your permanent supervision, but not some place with a lot of traffic.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on December 7th, 2010

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