Fish tanks are all over the internet these days and we have to hand it to the human imagination. There are so many bizarre aquariums — but there are also some quite elegant ones that really are design objects. For example, our first fishbowl is a beautiful piece of art glass. And then, there’s the table lamp. Take a trip through the sublime to the ridiculous. We’ve saved the best for last.
Fish Tanks as Home Decor
This fishbowl has been handblown and has a gorgeous dent to allow it to hang over the edge of a shelf or a cube – anywhere with a 90-degree angle. It’s very artistic and it would make a great terrarium, too. Buy it here.
Now, this one could almost be called an aquarium. It’s a great-looking lamp. I guess my problem is that I’m too practical, I keep thinking about cleaning out these fish tanks. I don’t think it would be that easy. But it would be great in a beach-themed room, wouldn’t it? Source
This one’s cute – and a great way to use up old technology. It’s kind of an art statement, don’t you think? And fits anywhere a computer fits. Buy it at JakeHarms.com
This birdcage aquarium makes a statement and provides plenty of space for a few goldfish. Source
One Pot, Two Lives: plants and goldfish together, what a great idea! Source
Here is an aquarium that you can hang on the wall. Many styles are available. You can purchase at Amazon.
This Buddha tank is charming! From TankScape.com
TV fish tanks are a thing! Who knew?
This fun Sony TV Aquarium is by Ian Williams and Co – a small company in North London mainly working on bespoke projects in wood and resin. Check out their website and order yourself one!
Aquariums & Fish Tanks as Furniture
If you’ve got goldfish in your coffee table, you’ve already got an interesting topic of conversation. Source
Or maybe your aquarium is built into your kitchen island. This looks like a saltwater fish tank. I think it might distract me too much while I was cooking!
Could you fall asleep with this all around you to entertain you? A fish tank headboard is certainly a creative idea. Source
How about a repurposed piano? So many creative ideas out there. Source
This is a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium. All I can say is … wow. Source
This bathroom fish tank sink is mesmerizing. Source
And so is this toilet. A little bizarre, yes. But kind of neat. Source
This would be a clever use of a stair wall, also. I don’t even do fish tanks and I was very enchanted by a home for sale once — because it had an aquarium in the wall under the stairs. Source
The bar and the wall – these guys like their saltwater aquariums. There would always be lots to see. It certainly does change the look of the room when you go this big. Source
Other Unusual Aquariums
Maybe you need an aquarium moat around your house? Those are Pirana and this is Dubai. Don’t try this at home 🙂 Source
What were we going to do with all those old phone booths anyway? From Japan. Source
Maybe there’s an old car you could repurpose? Source
One of the coolest doghouses I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the dog would go in, and if he did, would he be able to sleep? A cat might really like it … Source
Okay, okay, it’s a joke! Actually, it’s “art” and it’s meant to shock you. It isn’t real…it’s just an image. Source
Smaller Images of cool fish tanks