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post #1 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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DIY IKEA Vase Aquarium Contest (Work in progress!!)

Thanks for making this contest! Now I'm motivated to finish the project I started last month.
I'm from NYC living in studio and I wanted another aquarium in addition to my 5g. I wanted an aquarium for the corner of my studio and thought this IKEA vase would be perfect. Who knew I would be making an aquarium from IKEA vase, but that is what I'm doing... I'll post some pictures of supplies I used. I should be done soon (just waiting for couple of more items) and will post the rest.

IKEA BLADET VASE (I GOT THIS FOR $15 FROM CRAIGSLIST)
Diameter: 10 ¾ "
Height: 25 ½ "




IKEA BJURÖN PLANT STAND



DEEP DOME




MOGUL SOCKET



CFL FROM HOME DEPOT



WIRE



FLEXIBLE EXTENSION PIPE



MOGUL SOCKET ATTACHED TO FLEXIBLE EXTENSION PIPE




THREADED PIPE



CLAMP



PLUG



IKEA LACK SIDE TABLE (ONLY USED THE TOP, NO LEGS)



PENN PLAX 2WAY GANG VALVE



10G TETRA WHISPER AIR PUMP (LOVE THIS ONE, BETTER THAN RENA!!)



IKEA TÄNDA (TIMER, I'M TOO LAZY TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON. )




TOP VIEW




FRONT VIEW



SIDE VIEW



CLOSE UP #1



CLOSE UP #2



CLOSE UP #3


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That is all for now, I have great plan to hide the airline tube and I'll be replacing the current filter. Don't like it very much... Hope to have more photos by early next week.

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post #2 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 09:18 PM
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Whoa.... that is so unique. How much water does it hold? What are those little fishies you have in there?

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post #3 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 09:26 PM
its between 8 and 10 gallons depending on how big the base glass is
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Whoa.... that is so unique. How much water does it hold? What are those little fishies you have in there?
Right now I have close to 4g water, not sure about the maximum. I would imagine like 5g... Proud father of white cloud minnows .
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post #5 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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its between 8 and 10 gallons depending on how big the base glass is
Only the top is 10" in diameter, but feels like I have more water in my vase now compared to my 5g tank.
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post #6 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 09:34 PM
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Thumbs up to you.

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post #7 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up to you.
Thank you!!
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stunning tank!!!! very nicely done..... i

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stunning tank!!!! very nicely done..... i

Thanks! You rock for starting this! Can't wait to share the end result.
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post #10 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 11:28 PM
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Very clever idea!

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