Often we are disappointed in the quality and design of the product we want to buy on the market. Often, the items available don't suit our tastes or don't fit into our budget.
This obstacle often worries ornamental fish lovers as well. The price of the aquarium is too high, the quality is not very good, or the design of the aquarium is so monotonous that it often gets boring. Solution? Just do it yourself!
Building your own aquarium has many advantages over buying an aquarium from the market. First, you can have an aquarium with a theme and design of your choice that is guaranteed not to be found anywhere else.
Secondly, you can save on costs because by building your own aquarium, you can fit it to your budget. And third, of course, building your own aquarium will hone your creativity and creativity in making things.
If you're up for the challenge of building your own aquarium, here are five tips that can help you!
1. Prepare materials for the aquarium.
The first thing to do is to prepare the materials for making the aquarium (walls and base). Overall, glass is the most common material used to make aquariums. But if your budget is limited, you can use plastic material, but certainly the quality will not be as good as glass.
Then be sure to use good quality glue. The use of a good quality adhesive is non-negotiable, as the role of the quality of the adhesive largely determines the longevity of the aquarium.
2. Create an anti-mainstream form
The advantage of building our own aquarium is that we are free to create any aquarium we like. The aquarium you create doesn't have to be a cube or a block. You can create unique aquarium shapes as you like, such as tube shape and so on.
Not only that, the aquarium you have will look exclusive as it is nowhere to be found. But keep in mind that it takes a lot of creativity to make it.
3. Decoration of the aquarium
Another thing that also needs to be taken into account is the choice of decorations for your aquarium. The choice of aquarium decorations is important because aquarium decoration is one of the defining factors for the beauty of an aquarium, in addition to the species of fish that inhabit the aquarium.
You can choose from live original decorations such as aquatic plants or synthetic decorations. Make sure aquarium decorations are appropriate for the size of the aquarium and are safe for the fish to survive in. Often, synthetic jewelry is not made from materials that are harmful to fish, so that the fish do not live long.
4. Choose the type of aquarium fish
The next tip to pay attention to is choosing the right type of fish to decorate your aquarium. As a rule, there are several types of fish that you can keep in an aquarium, namely saltwater and freshwater fish.
If you choose a type of marine fish, you will need to adjust to the type of water that will be created in the aquarium and the conditions of the micro-ecosystem. In addition to paying attention to the type of fish, you also need to pay attention to the size of the fish you want to keep.
Don't let the fish you keep get too big for the size of your tank, or vice versa. Make no mistake, this imbalance will greatly affect the aesthetic value or beauty of your aquarium. So make sure you choose the right one!
5. Take advantage of used goods
Now, if you think you can't do the technical stuff like in the first point, or if you think it's too hard to do, you can use the materials used to make the aquarium as a medium.
By using these used items, your aquarium will become more unique and interesting. For example, you can use a used TV as an aquarium. All you have to do is replace the glass of the TV and close all the gaps in all parts of the TV.
These were five tips that can help if you are interested in building your own anti-mainstream version of the aquarium. How? Called to try?