Positioning the aquarium tank
- The aquarium should be placed on a sturdy piece of furniture, preferably designed for an
aquarium tank. Large volumes of water are very heavy. Water weighs 1kg (2.2 pounds) per liter.
A tank measuring 36x12x18" and holding approx. 110 liters would therefore weigh 110kg (242lbs)
plus the weight of the tank itself, lid and decor.
- Avoid placing the tank where it will receive direct sunlight, this will almost certainly
encourage excessive algae growth.
- Avoid placing the tank where it will be difficult to maintain the correct stable
temperature, e.g. near radiators or draughts from windows and doors.
- Try to avoid locations where the tank will be disturbed excessively by passers-by, opening