Here are a couple of things you need to remember when you talk about the location of your system. There are people who do not consider this as an issue though if they have only one place to go. However, if you happen to have several options in terms of location, it should be your top priority to check if your system has access to sunlight.
If you want your plants to grow well, you will need four hours to six hours at a minimum of sunlight. But, if the species of fish you chose do not require sunlight then we suggest that you should not allow you fish tank to be exposed to the sun as much as possible. For those of you who don’t know, when your fish tank is exposed to the sun it can lead to algae growth. But if you have no other choice and your fish tank is directly exposed to the sun then you should consider adding some floating plants in your tank. The purpose of these floating plants is that it gives your fish tank some shelter and it serves as a hiding place for your fish and you should know that your fish will feel happy and secure when they are protected. The surface water can also be a food production area and a good medium to grow invasive plants such as watercress and mint. These plants will then take control over your media filled growbeds as soon as you start planting them there. (You may also check our Seasonal Planting Guide)