Step 1: Materials and Tools Required
Glass 5 mm
- 2 pieces of 10" x 12" (for the front and back walls of tank)
- 2 pieces of 10" x 4" (for top and bottom of tank)
- 2 pieces of 12" x 4" ( for sides of tank)
5 mm glass for the maze
- 12 pieces of 1" x 4"
- 12 pieces 3/4" x 4"
- 5 pieces of 2" x 4"
- 2 pieces of 21/2" x 4"
- 6 pieces of 11/4" x 4"
2 mm glass for the maze
- 14 pieces of 1" x 4"
- 1 piece of 2" x 4"
- A square foot of press board for assembling
- Araldite Epoxy resin adhesive or Gorilla glue
- Anabond Instant adhesive
- Marker pen
- Steel ruler
- An old container for mixing glue
- A small stick for applying adhesive
- Fish tank air pump
- Air pipe
Step 2: Construct Base
- Place the backside glass piece on a press board
- Place the side boards in position
- Insert spacers inside the tank to keep the shape and tie the pieces with a thread
- You can also use Anabond instant clue to keep the pieces from falling apart
- Apply any epoxy based water-resistant adhesive on all the joints
- Allow the joints to set for about 24 hours
Step 3: Guide Lines
Step 4: Build the Maze
Epoxy resin adhesives take longer to cure. you can not hold down each piece till the adhesive sets. So, place each piece at the required spot and apply little amount of Anabond instant glue. the instant glue will take only few seconds to dry up. Now you can apply epoxy resin adhesive to each joint and make them water resistant.
Step 5: Glue Sharp Edges
Step 6: Add Front Cover
Thoroughly inspect all the joints before proceeding further and make sure all joints are completely water proofed.
Step 7: Wash and Test for Leakage
Step 8: Add Fish
You can also add an air pump and filtration unit to the tank.