Build your own aquarium or fish tank is not a simple job, but you can do it yourself to achieve the look and design of a fish tank in your specification. Certainly it is not easy to make it, but you just need to make a good preparation firstly. Build your own aquarium is more important in the preparation because your project will never start without a good preparation, so you have to well consider the preparation for making your own fish tank.
The preparation to build your own aquarium includes the measurement of your fish tank that should be the first thing you have to determine. You have to determine the size of your fish tank to calculate how large and thick the glass of your fish tank. It is important to determine the balance of your glass thickness because too thick glass will cost more money, but too thin glass may crack under water pressure. After determining the size of your glass, you need to place an order for five pieces with a glass cutter, they are front, back, left side and right side. Keep in mind that the bottom of your glass will be the base and the outside pieces will be adhered on top of the bottom plate. The edge of the glass needs to be sanded with silicon carbide to decrease the sharpness. Identify which piece is used for each position by laying out all the pieces of glass and write on the glass using a washable felt-tipped marker to identify which piece is bottom, front, back, left and right. Also, mark the side and inside of the fish tank as well as the bottom and the edge.
If everything is well prepared, build your own aquarium can be a very simple job you can complete to make your favorite look of fish tank.