Where is the best place for your aquarium?
You’ll probably have an idea, where your aquarium will fit in your room, where it will look good and where it can be perfectly integrated. Along with these aesthetic criteria there are also some further points to consider, which will pay off later:
Positions next to a window with excessive sunlight can cause a strong temperature rise in the aquarium water. A position on or next to a heating can also cause temperature problems. Even a place opposite a window with excessive sunlight is not ideal because strong and direct sunlight promotes algae growth. It may sound strange to say the aquarium should not be exposed to direct sunlight, when it is normally equipped with an artificial light source, but the explanation lies in the amount of light. Whereas sunlight has a light intensity of about 100,000 lux, aquarium lightings only attain about 1000 lux.
Of course, you don’t need to keep your aquarium in the cellar, but a place without strong, direct sunlight and not next to a heater is ideal.
In a conservatory you often have the following situation: too much direct sunlight in summer and significantly below 20 °C in winter. You can use an aquarium heater to heat up your water, but this consumes a lot of electricity at very low temperatures.