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How to build an aquarium in a wall :: full-wall aquarium :: Repair of an apartment
The ability to build an aquarium between the walls is not a new idea, but, despite its familiarity, it always provides a wow effect. Immediately it is worth noting that this kind of decor will have to be forgotten by the owners of apartments in panel and monolithic houses, since the walls in them are rather fragile and are not able to withstand such a load.
Everyone else is not recommended to equip the aquarium in the interior design of the room with the bearing wall.
Anyway, you don’t need to build an aquarium yourself, it’s better to entrust this work to professionals: they will place a hole for the future room aquarium in the right place, hermetically close all the joints between the wall and glass to protect your floor and protect sea life.
The aquarium built in a wall will fit into any interior. Fans of the classics can frame it around the contour using a weighty frame in monograms or beautiful wood bars, hi-tech lovers are free to use plastic and metal in styling, and industrial fans can leave all the joints untouched at all, as if deliberately paying attention to the joint brick walls and brittle glass.
The aquarium, like a partition in the interior, in the wall between the rooms reveals an even more ordinary space. Passing the light, the water will playfully flicker in its rays, and in the evening the aquarium lights will provide an additional source of illumination.
Wall-mounted flat aquarium is an excellent interior solution that allows you to effectively decorate the space and provide adequate living conditions for the aquatic inhabitants of the reservoir. Something they resemble pictures that are mounted on a wall in a zone that perfectly matches all safety requirements.
Wall tanks are made with a special frame of metal, wood or plastic. Hence the picture comparison, because the element on the wall looks more like a three-dimensional painting, rather than a classic aquarium.
According to safety regulations, wall decoration should not weigh more than 70 kg. (weight is taken into account with internal filling). Flat wall aquariums are classified as follows:
- Recessed water tanks. May be large sizes. Mounted in a niche, specially prepared for this wall;
- Suspended aquariums. Differ in relative ease of construction and compact size. Installed by special fasteners only on the main wall.
Before installing this design with your own hands, you need to seriously consider all the details of its device and future maintenance, as there are some difficulties in the care. It is necessary to take into account the correct location, measure the area and size of aquarium accessories in the form of a compressor, lighting lamps, filter.
Such aquariums are put on for a long time, and do not interfere in advance to consult with experts and designers.
If time permits, it is preferable to run the aquarium before installing it on the wall, and only after achieving biological balance in it, you can safely mount it in the wall.
Wall mounted aquarium is made of high strength materials, mainly from acrylic, seamless construction. Acrylic is lighter than glass, minimally distorts the space and does not leak.
It is very important to build an aquarium in a wall without communications and wires, be sure to arrange a secret closet above it for the possibility of feeding fish, changing water and filters. The best option is to install the wall structure below the wall niche. It is important to have a nearby electrical outlet.
When installing an aquarium with your own hands, you need to adhere to safety requirements, which call for adhering to an aquarium weight of no more than 100 kg and a depth of no more than 18 cm.
To install a wall aquarium with your own hands, you will need a frame made of duralumin, show-case glass, and a stainless steel sheet for the bottom. For framing frame using plastic or metal.
As the lighting will need fluorescent lamps.
Aquarium is one of the most popular and irreplaceable elements in a modern interior of living rooms. It is no secret to anyone that the aquarium is not only an opportunity to have its own mini-aquarium at home, but also a thing that positively affects people’s health.
For hundreds of years of its history, the aquarium has evolved from stone pools and glass boxes into a real piece of art, with many shapes and colors. Where just do not have aquariums: on the usual stands, built into the furniture, cut into the walls.
But even with such a variety, the lovers of original designs have their own trump card – an aquarium built into a through hole in the interior walls. At first glance, it is very difficult, but do not panic.
We will analyze all options for creating such an aquarium, you just need to make a little effort and your own imagination.
Say at once, the creation of such an aquarium is possible only in interior walls that do not have a bearing load. If you neglect this little rule, then at least you will be faced with a large fine from the housing and communal services.
Therefore, the owners of apartments in panel and monolithic houses will most likely have to forget about this version of the aquarium. For all other lovers of fish and water pets such an aquarium is quite accessible.
How to make an aquarium in the wall In modern homes, interior walls that do not have a bearing load are made of gas silicate and expanded clay blocks. They are quite wide and easy to handle when vypilovke opening.
In the walls of brick, the creation of such an aquarium is possible only when the wall itself is being laid, since you cannot make an opening without a breach of stability and integrity in the brick-made wall.
There is the rarest variant when the walls are made of plasterboard plates on a metal frame with internal sound insulation. In this case, you can not make a sufficiently strong frame openings without specialists. This wall will have to do again.
But do not worry, the cost of the material and the area of such an opening is small, the complexity of the work is low, so you will not pay a lot of money for this work.
First you should remove all the cladding from the wall: plaster putty, etc. This will greatly simplify the process of cutting holes.
Modern construction industry now offers a wide range of saws for gas silicate and expanded clay blocks, so you should not have problems finding a tool. In spite of the seeming complexity, it is even a teenager who can cut through an opening using this tool.
There are only a few rules when cutting: horizontal and vertical cuts of the opening should not pass along the mortar joints, the cut hole should be a couple of centimeters wider than the aquarium itself and ten to fifteen centimeters higher in order to supply communications. Do not forget that the cut-out opening needs to be strengthened with the help of a horizontal metal base plate at the top of the aquarium.
The plate must be longer than the aquarium and lie on the side blocks of the opening. For this, it is worthwhile to cut a bed for it in advance.
The plate is necessary and it should not be neglected, since it performs the function of extinguishing the excess shrinkage of the blocks above the aquarium opening. Punctures for supplying electricity and the doorway is ready! Then it should be trimmed with any rubberized material (for this we cut out the opening more than our aquarium).
Such materials will protect your aquarium and can be easily painted with oil paints. Paint it in a marine style and get a wonderful background for your aquarium.
After installation in the interior wall, the remaining opening can be closed with horizontal blinds tinged with the theme of your aquarium.
If desired, in order to eliminate the transparency of the aquarium, if it is located, for example, between your bedroom and the nursery, you can plant lush algae with a wall. They will close the view between the rooms and naturally will be to the liking of your water pets.
That’s it, the aquarium is ready. A little work, patience, your wits and you will get an original element in your home interior.
Households and guests will appreciate your imagination and the opportunity to watch the beautiful creatures from any room in your home.