Having an aquarium at your workplace can provide a great “water cooler” to stand around and talk at. It can also provide a brief moment of serenity and peace when you look up at it from a desk piled high with paperwork. Unfortunately, an office aquarium can also be a source of a great deal of stress, assuming you’re the one responsible for its upkeep. Annoying coworkers will probably put foreign objects into the aquarium and tank maintenance may distract from what you are there getting paid to do. And when a tank disaster strikes, it’s extremely hard to justify to your boss that you need to ignore that important deadline to take care of the fish tank. All of these points are moot of course if you own the business where the aquarium is situated.