Expedit

Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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There’s something fishy about this Expedit





Materials: Expedit (big), glass and acrylic

Description: I have been thinking about getting an aquarium for a long time but really had no place to put one. So I thought about putting it in my home office Expedit.

First, I went to a glass store to have the glass cut in the right sizes.

Second, a friend of mine glued them for me (he did a great job).

Third, I used the shelf right below the aquarium to put the filter and other stuff needed for the aquarium to work properly.

Fourth, the acrylic was used to create a ceiling with lighting and to protect the top of the shelf from getting wet because the water is heated to 23º Celsius.

So, now, my Expedit is the home for 5 little tropical fish. And they laid eggs already.

~ Hugo Abreu, Portugal

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5 Responses to There’s something fishy about this Expedit

  1. Ruth Abbott says:

    Hey really sweet set up and it looks like the expedit had been out the box for a while so there shouldn’t be any offgassing to worry about. nice call on the acrylic too! I made a viv out of my expedit and forgot to seal the bottom right hand corner and the misting totally trashed it. Hope your fishes are happy in their new home and you’re looking forward to those eggs hatching. (although you didn’t put any pics of the fish up!)

  2. Liz says:

    Is the Expedit capable of holding that much weight? What if water gets on it, and the particle board warps and softens it? Is that safe?

  3. Mr. Cool says:

    Thank you for your kind comments. The aquarium has been operating since 18/03/2012 and it’s working fine. I have extra caution with any spilled water or humidity. As for the weight, it is holding just fine.

    (and the eggs didn’t last long)

  4. adora says:

    What a lovely set up! I also like the zen garden right next door!

  5. Admin says:

    nice call on the acrylic too! I made a viv out of my expedit and forgot to seal the bottom right hand corner and the misting totally trashed it. Hope your fishes are happy in their new home and you’re looking forward to those eggs hatching.

    http://meratvforums.blogspot.com/

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