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I've been obsessed with fish tanks and aquariums for quite awhile. I even record Tanked (which I highly recommend). But I never seem to have the space needed to put a saltwater or freshwater aquarium in my home. Then again, I hadn't considered all the following options.
What about turning the surround of your fireplace into a giant aquarium?
Or how about adding it to a wide doorway?
above: both fireplace and doorway aquariums by Seavisions
Build it into an existing shelving unit:
Or just putting a tank into that fireplace you never use?
That space under your stairs may just be the perfect spot:
Or replacing that wet bar with a bar/aquarium
above: Bespoke Aquarium Bar and Glass Staircase, both designed by Ali Musani
Here are a bunch of possibilities that may not have crossed your mind, in rooms you may have not considered.
Building it into your backsplash is a great look:
Poggenpohl and Aquafront have teamed up to design a series of new kitchens which contain built in fish tanks or aquariums. In the backsplash or the cabinetry, the tanks can hold saltwater fish, freshwater fish or even jellyfish:
You can put an aquarium in a kitchen island, above a cooktop or into the built-in cabinetry:
above: custom kitchen island aquarium by Commercial Marine Displays
Or even punctuate a cooktop with a built -in aquarium like the one below by Phil Kean:
You could always turn your kitchen table into an aquarium like this custom one created for a Fridgidaire showroom:
Adding an aquarium to your bathroom is an option in either the tub surround, the shower walls, or at the edge of the tub, like the one pictured in what used to be the home of Kanye West.
above: custom bathroom aquarium by City Aquarium
The Plano Acquario Shower offers a built in aquarium wall as an option:
The Hollywood Hills bathroom of Kanye West (no longer owned by him):
And of course, Moody makes both a sink and a bathtub with built in aquariums:
The Moody Acquario tub:
There's even a toilet that houses fish, if you must.
The Aquariass by Oliver Beckert or the Fish n' Flush from AquaOne:
How about an aquarium headboard?
above: from the Furnitureland South bed display and below: for NFL star Chad Ochocinco.
or in a bedroom fireplace:
And lastly, the TV Tank from Picturehouse hides your screen within a fishtank:
Custom aquarium designs, builds and installations are available from the following companies:
Aquarium Design Group
Aqua Design Group
Aquatic Design Company
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing
Just Add Water (Jaws Aquariums)
Looking for wall mounted, tabletop and other fish tanks?
Check out my Pinterest board of hip Aquariums and fish tanks