Do you live a stressful life, have high blood pressure and insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be a good therapy for you! Studies going back as far as the late 80’s have shown that watching those beautiful fish going about their daily business can make you feel calm, reducing stress levels and your blood pressure.

Although researchers have shown that the greater reduction in blood pressure occurred when there were fish in the tank, vs pleasingly decorated, but fishless, tanks – having a cool aquarium can at least make your friends jealous! [1 2 3]

1. Duplex Aquarium / Bird Cage

Duplex is an acquarium/cage favouring an improbable encounter between a bird and a fish. The aquarium is thermoformed so as to create a space where the bird can fly at the same visual level as the fish. (Designer: Constance Guisset)

2. Aquarium Sofa

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3. Aquarium – Coffee Table

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4. Old TV Aquarium

Ever wondered what to do with that ancient 26″ wooden TV set laying around in yours or your grandparent’s garage? (Link)

5. iPond

The iPond is an iPod accessory the combines a speaker with a tiny aquarium. A single fish lives in about 650 millilitres of water. It’s all the rage in Australia, but some consider it animal cruelty.

RSPCA spokesman Hugh Wirth said despite the fighting fish’s ability to breathe air from the surface, the tank was far too small for it to receive adequate oxygen. The small volume of water would lead to rapid temperature change and this meant the tropical fish would not live long, he said. “The iPond should be banned”, Dr Wirth said. (Link)

6. Aquarium Office Table

If you do not have enough room in your new office to put an aquarium, just integrate an Aquarium in the table. (Link)

7. Infinity Aquarium

The repetitive geometrical shape of Infinity aquarium creates a visual metaphor to life in the fish bowl. (Link)

8. Telephone Booth Aquarium

Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino have transformed a regular telephone booth into a functioning aquarium for the Lyon Light Festival in France. (Designers: Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino)

9. Fish N Flush

Fish ‘n Flush is a patented, two-piece aquarium toilet tank, designed by AquaOne Technologies, Inc., an innovator of water-management systems. Fish ‘n Flush fits most two-piece toilets and turns the bathroom into the center of attention with its unique design of an aquarium that wraps itself around a clear inner tank. (Link)

10. Aquarium Sink

You can watch fish swimming, when you’re washing dishes! (Link)

11. Artistic Aquarium

(Designer: Vanessa Mitrani)

12. The Air Aquarium

The Air 1 Aquarium is a glass, zeppelin-shaped aquarium supported by a steel frame with simplistic design and combination of simple elements that are part of everything yet autonomous according to the French designer Amaury Poudray, a part of the brand new design studio “Matiere A”. (Designer: Amaury Poudray)

13. Pipeline Fish Tank

Probably the most creative homemade aquarium idea you’ll ever see. (Link)

14. Labyrinth Aquarium

Fish can swim freely throughout the entire uniquely shaped aquarium. (Link)