DIY Aquarium Projects

How to Build a DIY Aquarium Stand
How to Build a DIY Aquarium Stand
The following article outlines the construction of a dimensional lumber and plywood aquarium stand. I have used this design in two separate ...
Make Your Own Background From Styrofoam
Make Your Own Background From Styrofoam
 I had seen several very nice backgrounds made from styrofoam in various tanks so when I bought my new 720 liter I decided to make one....
Make Your Own DIY Aquarium Cave From PVC Pipe
Make Your Own DIY Aquarium Cave From PVC Pipe
This project outlines how to create a decorative DIY aquarium cave out of PVC pipe and some extra substrate or sand. The best thing about th...
DIY Overflow Using Only PVC Pipe
DIY Overflow Using Only PVC Pipe
 I have made a few overflows in my time, but it always seems like the parts list for diy overflows can be a little tricky. They oft...
Green Spotted Puffer Profile
Green Spotted Puffer Profile
Common Name:Green Spotted Puffer.  Other Name:GSP.  Scientific Name:Tetraodon nigroviridis.  Family:Tetraodon.  Distribu...
Cave Grotto Aquarium Background
Cave Grotto Aquarium Background
Here's a little Do-it-Yourself project. It's basically a background with a network of caves built-in, and covered w/ lava rock, so it blends...
The Pictus Catfish: The Fish That Needs A Shave?!
The Pictus Catfish: The Fish That Needs A Shave?!
At first glance, there is no doubt that this fish is a type of catfish! Just check out those catfish whiskers! They are nearly as long as th...
Pop-Eye Fish Disease Treatment and Causes
Pop-Eye Fish Disease Treatment and Causes
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Quick and Beautiful DIY Fish Cave Made From a Coconut!
Quick and Beautiful DIY Fish Cave Made From a Coconut!
Coconut caves are great for any fish that likes to hide and that will fit in them. Kribensis. african dwarf frogs, african knife fish, and r...
DIY Overflow Box
DIY Overflow Box
Materials : 1 - small Lee's Specimen Box 1 - large Lee's Specimen Box 1 - 3/4" Siphon tube 1 - 3/4" Barb Fitting 1 - 1" dia./ 2" ...
Sump Model F
Sump Model F
left: Intake section    center: Return Zone     right: Refugium ...
DIY Trickle Filter Made from Home Depot Buckets
DIY Trickle Filter Made from Home Depot Buckets
This is a little article on how I built my DIY Trickle filter that sits in my 36x12 sump tank. Photos are located below. ...
Make Your Own Sponge Filter
Make Your Own Sponge Filter
It's very easy to make your own sponge filter. The small filter sponges that comes with most filters are not large enough for big tanks so i...
Quick and Cheap Do It Yourself Airstone
Quick and Cheap Do It Yourself Airstone
It was 1am on a Saturday night when I decided to do my weekly waterchange. I decided to clean a few items in the tank including the air hose...
When and How to Strip African Cichlid Eggs: Step by Step How to Instructions
When and How to Strip African Cichlid Eggs: Step by Step How to Instructions
This article contains helpful tips, advice and techniques for stripping the eggs from an african cichlid mothbrooder. It includes step-by-st...
How to Determine the Sex of Discus Fish
How to Determine the Sex of Discus Fish
One of the biggest question asked of the discus breeder is "how do I determine the sex of my fish?" There are very few easy identifiable ide...
Quick and Easy Wet/Dry Filter
Quick and Easy Wet/Dry Filter
This article is a quick attempt to give you an easy-to-build wet/dry filter. In my case this was designed to filter a 145-gallon pre-drilled...
Aquascaping an African Cichlid Aquarium
Aquascaping an African Cichlid Aquarium
This article is about aquascaping in your African Cichlid aquarium. Note, I am writing this article from my own experience. Usually in a Ci...
Breeding Tetra Fish Successfully
Breeding Tetra Fish Successfully
Breeding tetras is not typically very difficult. They are well-suited for reproduction in a home aquarium environment...
All About Oscar Fish
All About Oscar Fish
Some people love them, others hate them, either way you just can't ignore them. Of all the fish I'm asked about, the Oscar must be the most ...
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