Many of us are immensely passionate about keeping colorful fishes in stylish aquariums in one corner of the room. However, have you ever pondered about the idea of building a stylish coffee table out of your fish tank to add grace to your living room? Well, it might be a bit of a tedious task, but you would definitely be elated to see the end product of your hard work and toil. Let us go through some interesting DIYs, to get an idea about a galore of new ways in which you may make your own coffee table with a built-in fish tank.
If you do not want your fish to have a dreadful experience while you create this stylish coffee table, go for a large rectangular-shaped one with ample space and well-installed filters for the creatures to move about comfortably.
This compact and stylish table would be an apt idea for those having a 30-gallon fish tank. If you have dark shades for your wall décor, then design your coffee table in white.
Use oil-based paint instead of water-based ones for more durability.
If you do not have real fishes go for mechanical ones or even opt for a variety of plastic animal figurines to give it a terrarium like look.
The blue and green beads used for decorating the fish tank in the image shown below gives it a unique appearance.
Using an acrylic fish tank would make it easier for you to move it from one place to the other, also minimizing the risk of breaking or bursting. However, be careful while cleaning as it is vulnerable to scratches. Blue and red LEDs added to a fish tank coffee table give it a stunning visual impact.
The presence of the plastic aquatic life gives the aquarium an ever more charming look.
If you have an undying love for reptiles then you can put in faux turtles or snakes inside the fish tank or aquarium to make it look unique, or even real ones if you manage to get hold of them.
Keeping these plans in mind you can create a variety of modern and attractive fish tank or aquarium coffee tables like those with a square, rectangular, oval, or hexagonal shape to enhance the décor of your home.
Published on April 6th 2016 by Miranda Gibbs