how to build fish tank coffee table

How to Build a Fish Tank Coffee Table

Adding a stylish fish tank to your living room doesn’t have to be difficult. Many people enjoy the look of aquariums and have turned the concept of aquariums into a piece of furniture with a fish tank coffee table. Building your own is easy and can add a touch of elegance to any decor.

What You’ll Need

  • Aquarium tank
  • Cabinet frame
  • Wooden legs
  • Plastic braces
  • Silicon sealant
  • Wood screws
  • Hinges
  • Frosted glass
  • Gravel
  • Filtration equipment
  • Lighting equipment

Step by Step Builder’s Guide

  1. Choose a suitable aquarium. Ideally, it should be a larger tank that is wide and long and can comfortably fit several fish. Make sure the tank is covered with a lid.
  2. Gather the necessary components. You’ll need a frame, legs, plastic braces, sealant, screws, hinges, frosted glass and gravel.
  3. Assemble the frame. Use wood screws and make sure it’s solid and stable. Measure the base and the legs to make sure they fit.
  4. Attach the legs to the frame and then the plastic braces. This will help to support the weight of the aquarium.
  5. Apply a generous amount of silicon sealant around the entire perimeter of the frame and attach the aquarium carefully. Let this dry for several hours.
  6. Cut the frosted glass to fit the top of the aquarium and attach it with the hinges. This will provide access to the tank and also keep the moisture from the top.
  7. Fill the tank with gravel and water before you add the filtration and lighting equipment.
  8. Let the tank cycle for a few days and add the fish.

Building a fish tank coffee table is a great way to add a unique focal point to your home or office. With the right materials and instructions, anyone can create this stunning piece of furniture.

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