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greenkiwi 09-16-2010 07:45 PM

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. :-D
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 "

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/vase.png


IKEA BJURÖN PLANT STAND
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/plant_stand.png


DEEP DOME

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E1.png


MOGUL SOCKET
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E2.png


CFL FROM HOME DEPOT
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E3.png


WIRE
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E4.png


FLEXIBLE EXTENSION PIPE
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E5.png


MOGUL SOCKET ATTACHED TO FLEXIBLE EXTENSION PIPE

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E6.png


THREADED PIPE
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E7.png


CLAMP
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E8.png


PLUG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E9.png


IKEA LACK SIDE TABLE (ONLY USED THE TOP, NO LEGS)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/9E01.png


PENN PLAX 2WAY GANG VALVE
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/9E02.png


10G TETRA WHISPER AIR PUMP (LOVE THIS ONE, BETTER THAN RENA!!)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/9E03.png


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

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/9E04.png


TOP VIEW

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/11E.png


FRONT VIEW
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E13.png


SIDE VIEW
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E15.png


CLOSE UP #1
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E14.png


CLOSE UP #2
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E12.png


CLOSE UP #3
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7652491/contest/E10.png

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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.

Thanks!

Romad 09-16-2010 08:18 PM

Whoa.... that is so unique. How much water does it hold? What are those little fishies you have in there?

james7139 09-16-2010 08:26 PM

its between 8 and 10 gallons depending on how big the base glass is

greenkiwi 09-16-2010 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 472760)
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 :-D.

greenkiwi 09-16-2010 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by james7139 (Post 472764)
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.

Romad 09-16-2010 08:34 PM

Thumbs up to you. :thumbsup:

greenkiwi 09-16-2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 472774)
Thumbs up to you. :thumbsup:

Thank you!!

bearwithfish 09-16-2010 09:09 PM

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

greenkiwi 09-16-2010 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearwithfish (Post 472797)
stunning tank!!!! very nicely done..... i


Thanks! You rock for starting this! Can't wait to share the end result.

aunt kymmie 09-16-2010 10:28 PM

Very clever idea! :-)


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