Get Some Picture Frames
For an easy way to draw attention to your aquarium and make it match your existing decor, add a simple picture frame to the front.
This idea works best with small tanks because it all hinges on finding a frame that’s the right size. If you put a frame that’s too heavy on the front of a large tank, it could cause damage or make the tank unstable.
If you have a small tabletop tank, try to find a frame that’s not too heavy, and that covers the edge of the front of the tank. Then, remove the frame’s glass and backing, so you’re only left with the actual frame itself.
Get some picture hanging strips, attach them to the tank and the frame, and there you have it! You can choose something simple or go with one that’s a little funkier.
What household items can you use to decorate a fish tank?
There are many household items that you can use in your aquariums. Here are just a few ideas;
- Clay or Cement Pots
- Ceramic Coffee Mugs
- Plastic Toys
- Prints and Pictures
- Ceramic Figurines
- Toy Blocks & Lego
- Vinyl Stickers
- Holiday Decor
- Picture Frames
Can I paint my aquarium decorations?
A lot of aquarists use Krylon Fusion Paint in their aquariums to seal or paint homemade decorations. Krylon Fusion comes in a few colors as well as clear. So go ahead & use that old G.I Cobra Commander Figurine, just seal it first.
Looking to paint your aquarium? Check out our guide where we’ll help you choose an aquarium safe paint that’s not toxic for the fish in your aquarium.
What is the best thing to put on the bottom of a fish tank?
The best thing to put on the bottom of your tank is a substrate. This can be gravel, rock, aqua soil even marbles. The substrate is where the most beneficial bacteria will grow. So use something with a lot of surface area to provide a great place for your good bacteria.
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