The 25 Most Extreme Aquariums in the World

Posted by , Updated on December 8, 2016

Aquariums are fascinating, but keeping one of your own can be a lot of hard work. Most people start small with a simple 10 gallon aquarium that has a few goldfish, a plastic plant or two, and colorful rocks. The aquariums in this list, however, are anything but simple. These are the 25 most extreme aquariums in the world.


Takashi Amano, Aquascaping #1

Takashi Amano Extreme Aquariums

The first five places on this list must go to Takashi Amano. He is a photographer, designer and a pioneer in aquascaping.


Takashi Amano, Aquascaping #2

Takashi Amano Extreme Aquariums

Takashi Amano, Aquascaping #3

Takashi Amano Extreme Aquariums

Takashi Amano, Aquascaping #4

Takashi Amano Extreme Aquariums

Takashi Amano, Aquascaping #5

Takashi Amano Extreme Aquariums

The Labyrinth Aquarium

The Labyrinth Aquarium

The Labyrinth Aquarium is the gerbil cage of aquariums.


Jellyfish Aquarium

Jellyfish Aquarium

This Jellyfish Aquarium made the list not because of the aquarium, but because keeping jellyfish as a pet is extreme. Jellyfish are fragile so the aquariums must be designed with special care to keep them from being killed by the filtration. This aquarium is an awesome 2011 kickstarter project.


The Fish Highway


The Fish Highway allows fish to travel from one tank to another across an entire room.


Fish N’ Flush

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The Fish N’ Flush is a kit to replace your toilet bowl with a fish bowl. The company that originally designed the Fish N’ Flush only made 2,000 so if you want one you’ll have to get lucky on eBay.


Car Aquarium


The Car Aquarium is an exhibit at Siam Ocean World in Bangkok.


Pieter van Suijlekom’s Reef Aquarium

Pieter van Suijlekom's

Pieter van Suijlekom’s reef aquarium won Tank of the Month in February 2006.


Zero Edge Aquarium

Zero Edge

Zero Edge aquariums have no lid on them. Instead the water overflows into a special basin that filters and recycles the water from the bottom. With no visible hoses or filtration equipment, this aquarium is the closest you can come to snorkeling in your living room.


David Saxby’s Aquarium

David Saxby's AquariumDavid Saxby’s Aquarium

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David Saxby’s tank is famous among aquarists. His tank has been featured in magazines and on television and it is easy to see why.



The Infinity Aquarium

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This aquarium brings a new meaning to the phrase swimming around in circles.


Spacearium Hanging Aquarium

The Spacearium is a hanging aquarium that comes in 55 gallon up to 75 gallon sizes.


Aquarium Coffee Table

Aquarium Coffee

Another aquarium from opulent items. This is a great aquarium if space is limited or you are just looking for a good conversation starter.


Fish Tank Bird Cage

Bird Fish

This bird cage is surrounded on all sides by a fish tank.


World’s Smallest Aquarium


Created by Russian artist Anatoly Konenko, this tank only holds 10ml of water.


AquaDom in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

The AquaDom is located inside the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The center of this 1 million gallon aquatic cylinder contains a glass elevator allowing visitors 360 degrees of fish viewing.


Hotel Atlantis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel Atlantis in

This hotel allows you to sleep with the fish and live to tell about it.


The Reverse Aquarium – Poseidon Resort in Fiji

The Reverse Aquarium – Poseidon Resort in

The rooms for this hotel will be located completely underwater. Essentially, by staying here, you’ll be in the aquarium.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay

Located in Monterey, California, the Monterey Bay Aquarium contains one of the largest single-paned windows on its 1.2 million gallon aquarium.


L’Oceanogràfic, in Valencia, Spain


Valencia is home to the largest aquarium in Europe holding 1.85 million gallons and over 45,000 marine creatures.


The World’s Largest Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium

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The world’s largest aquarium is located in Alanta, Georgia. This one aquarium holds six million gallons and is one of the few aquariums in the world capable of housing whale sharks and manta rays.


Kuroshio Sea at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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This aquarium is only the second largest aquarium in the world, but the video is by far the best video of an aquarium on YouTube with nearly 9 millions views.

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