- Glass container
- Glass fish (see below for sources)
- Shells, stones, beads
- Artificial greenery
- Sand or decorative gravel
This project makes a beautiful centerpiece for a table or dresser. Everyone will want to know where you bought it...
Start with a glass container. It can be a regular bowl, a fish bowl, or even a decorative bottle. TIP: A glass container with a lid requires less cleaning and the water doesn't evaporate as quickly.
Pour in some sand or decorative gravel. Stick some artificial underwater greenery (such as seaweed) in. You may have to put more sand or gravel on top to hold down the greenery down. TIP: If using stones or gravel, rinse it first to prevent the water from becoming cloudy.
Add some shells, glass beads, stones, or even a child's toy. The objects you add could have a theme, or be something that fits in with your decor.
Add water to your aquarium. Then add some floating glass fish, the kind that dangles from a clear, glass "bubble". You may want to cut the nylon strings that they are attached to so you can vary the lengths. This way, your fish will "swim" at different depths.
Add your glass fish to the water. You may need to make some adjustments to your arrangement so everything is placed exactly the way you want it.
Some other ideas for embellishing your aquarium are: Use a glue gun to stick objects onto the outside of your aquarium, such as artificial flowers, birds or butterflies. Put some flowers on the top of the water and let them float there. Add some colored oil to decorate the water itself.
While your aquarium doesn't require much maintenance, it should be emptied and washed once in a while. Use a glass cleaner to keep your container clean and clear.
Finally, place your aquarium somewhere in your home. Mine is on the coffee table. It is an eye catcher, and a wonderful conversation piece.
Glass fish sources:
- Fred's Treasue Cove
- Also Check Ebay!