Do-It-Yourself Aquariums, Cabinets, Skimmers and More Projects
- Collecting Your Own Fish (23)
- Aquarium Repairs (3)
- Aquarium/Tank Plans (27)
- Overflow Box Plans (7)
- Cabinet/Stand/Hood Pics (18)
- Cabinet & Stand Plans (13)
- Canopy/Hood/Light Plans (13)
- Chiller Plans (4)
- Denitrator Plans (6)
- Dosers & Top-Off Units (11)
- Feeders & Food Recipes (14)
- Filters Index (28)
- Lighting Projects
- Live Rock/Sand Projects (8)
- Quarantine Tanks
- Reactor Plans (5)
- Refugium Plans & Setups
- Science Projects & E...
- Skimmer Plans (14)
- Sump Plans (8)
- Wavemaker Plans (9)
- More DIY Project Resources (13)
- FAQs & How To's
What It Takes to Open Your Own LFS
Thinking about opening your own Saltwater Aquarium LFS or pet shop? There might be a lot more to it than you might think. There are many things to consider: location, size, financing, demographics and what you will or will not carry just to name a few. Here you will find some of the things that you will need to know.
Open/Create Your Own Local Fish Store/Pet Shop
Getting totally frustrated with the quality of service at your LFS? Think you can do a better job and still make a living? Don't give up your day job, but you might be able to provide a heck of a service to people in need while you get your feet on the ground.
Setting Up Your New LFS Pet Shop - Location
From the experience of creating our own pet store, here are our mistakes and what we learned in the process. We cover the location, the back Room, office, SW and/or FW?, and filtration systems. With this information, your LFS opening could go much more smoothly than ours.
DIY Aquariums and Refugiums
Here are resources to all kinds of DIY (Do It Yourself) plans for building aquariums and refugiums from glass, acrylic, plywood and/or other material combinations, as well as how to repair small leaks or fix other major tank damage. It's easy to learn how to build your own aquarium.
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - Step by step instructions for how to modify a Rio pump to replace expensive venturi valves for power protein skimmers.
7 Most Popular Do It Yourself (DIY) Projects
Here are the most popular Do It Yourself (DIY) Projects including glass aquarium, aquarium cabinet, light canopy, sumps, coil denitrator, refugium and automatic top off plans and instructions.
Glass Aquarium Plans
From your About Guides, here are detailed instructions on how to build your own glass aquarium. The plans are for a 55 gallon tank, but they can be easily modified for any size tank.
Reef Type Lighting Hood
Don Carner gives you instructions on how to make an easy and inexpensive fluroescent light system sufficient enough to have corals.
How To Repair Small Leaks in Glass Aquariums in 9 Easy Steps
With a few inexpensive items and a little time you can easily repair small or minor leaks in a glass aquarium using these simple instructions from your Guides.
Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand
If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive DIY stand for your aquarium, this might be the right one for you. This sturdy stand works well for medium to large size aquariums. Easily assembled without any tools in a couple of minutes, this stand makes a great base for a DIY cabinet when time and $$ permit in the future.
Cheap, Easy DIY Aquarium Sumps
Cheap, Easy DIY Aquarium Sumps are everywhere. Why pay a fortune for a commercially made aquarium sump if you don't have to?
Top 10 1 to 50 Gallon Aquariums
Whether you are a beginner looking for your first tank, or an experienced aquarist contemplating creating a quick and easy micro or mini reef tank or a refugium, one of these top pick aquariums between 1 to 50 gallons in size might work for you.