Fish Tanks: Bizarre & Beautiful Home Aquariums

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.

Fish tank decor lamp

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

Bird cage fish tank

This birdcage aquarium makes a statement and provides plenty of space for a few goldfish. Source

Fish tank decor

One Pot, Two Lives: plants and goldfish together, what a great idea!   Source


Wall Aquarium

Here is an aquarium that you can hang on the wall. Many styles are available. You can purchase at Amazon.

Buddha fish tank

This Buddha tank is charming! From

TV fish tanks are a thing! Who knew?

tv aquarium

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

Coffee table fish tank

If you’ve got goldfish in your coffee table, you’ve already got an interesting topic of conversation. Source

Kitchen Aquarium

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!

headboard aquarium

Could you fall asleep with this all around you to entertain you? A fish tank headboard is certainly a creative idea. Source

Piano Aquarium

How about a repurposed piano? So many creative ideas out there. Source

Salt Water Aquarium

This is a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium. All I can say is … wow. Source

Pool Table Fish TankPool anyone?

Fish Tank Sink

This bathroom fish tank sink is mesmerizing. Source

Fish tank toilet

And so is this toilet. A little bizarre, yes. But kind of neat. Source

Aquarium on the stairs

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

Fish tanks in the house

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

The Fish Tank Moat

Maybe you need an aquarium moat around your house? Those are Pirana and this is Dubai. Don’t try this at home 🙂  Source

Fish tank in a phone booth

What were we going to do with all those old phone booths anyway? From Japan. Source

Fish tank in a car

Maybe there’s an old car you could repurpose? Source

Dog house fish tank

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

A fish tank blender

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

fish tank manequin

Pinball Wizard Fish Tank


Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.