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Coconut in the aquarium with their own hands

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Many aquarists are offered ideas for decorating a home for fish using different compositions. This topic is constantly open as the space for imagination is constantly expanding.

The aquarium landscape can be varied with the help of natural materials and plants. What about coconut?

Coconut in the aquarium is an extremely useful and necessary item that will delight your fish. We can assume that the house for the living creatures is ready, one has only to spend a small amount of money and physical effort.

Coconut shell is not subject to rotting in water, is easy to process and does not contain harmful impurities. With it, you can make useful crafts with their own hands.

Coconuts have a negative buoyancy, have a beautiful view, so the fish and crustaceans will be satisfied. As a personal shelter, coconuts for aquariums will be taken by such aquatic inhabitants:

  • Small cichlids (Apistograms, Etroplus, Lilioupi-lamprologusa, Trophaeus, Ramirezi, Nanochromis, Palvikakhromisy and others);
  • Soma Loricarides;
  • Crayfish and shrimp;
  • Botsia;
  • Plekostomusy, Panaki and Ancistrus.


Before putting the sawn coconuts for an aquarium, it should be soaked in water for several days (replacing water every 12 hours), after having cleaned the inside of the pulp residues using a hard kitchen sponge or metal scourer. After lying in water for a few more days, it is perfectly cleaned.

If you leave a nut in water or boil it in water for 10 minutes, it will no longer stain aquarium water, and the material itself will not harm the fish.

There is an opinion that after placing the coconut in the aquarium, the health of the fish deteriorates. This may be due to the chemicals with which the product was processed before serving on the counter.

But during boiling, some of the germs and toxins are destroyed, so there are already prerequisites for trust. In addition, very few people came across such poor-quality coconuts – product managers are well versed in products.

After all the procedures, coconuts can be cooled by gently dropping them to the bottom of the aquarium. You can make a house covered with Javanese moss – it will look organically and attractive.

But consider the moment – large fish can get stuck in a coconut, so be guided by the size of the aquarium living creatures.


Coconuts for aquarium – an excellent decoration, creating the presence of a tropical pond in the room. The small underwater world will delight both the inhabitants of the aquarium and those who love to contemplate it.

If you want to create a unique aquascape in the walls of your home aquarium, you need to create your own aquarium decorations. For crafts, you can use both special materials from the store, as well as handy, but safe and pre-treated. Homemade décor can be made from natural or artificial raw materials; these can be simple or complex blanks.

Simple decorations include simple grottoes, caverns or wooden decks. To difficult – “sunken” ships, chests, underwater cities, fancy underwater reefs.

A background composition made in the form of an imitation of a rocky bottom, a coral reef or thickets of thick plants can recreate a colorful perspective on the walls of an aquarium. Proper lighting and decoration of the back wall of the aquarium will attract the attention of not indifferent admirers of marine aesthetics.

Of course, the whole matter of taste, because some prefer a completely darkened background, while others want to see something exciting.


The second option is more appropriate because it provides an opportunity to dream. Beautiful patterns on the ocean theme can be applied to the back wall of the tank, in which a special self-adhesive film with a print can help. An important aspect is to attach the material well to the glass.

To do this, you need to degrease the surface of the glass with a special solution, then moisten the glass with water from a spray bottle, and carefully stick the sticker. Then with a plastic card align the pattern by removing air bubbles under the cover.

You can make a background using foam. The material is completely harmless and easy to use. It is necessary to burn one side of the part until small bubbles appear.

When it cools down, it is necessary to apply a thin layer of cement to the surface of the abrasive. The result is a gray relief, a semblance of an underwater rocky reef. It is attached to the back wall of the aquarium with a scotch tape.

Looks nice and natural.

See how to make the background for the aquarium.

Coconut is not only a tasty food, but also an excellent material for creating underwater decorations. After a long process, used coconuts turn into pretty “houses”.

You need to buy a solid, not rotted coconut, make a hole in it with a drill or hammer and nail, pour or drink a liquid. Next, make a hole in the walnut wall so that it is convenient to scrape the pulp. The process is certainly time consuming, but the result will please the eye.

When the nut is prepared, it should be boiled in boiling water for 10 minutes. Place it for a day in boiled water, dry, put in a tank.

Coconut villi fish nibble in a matter of days, the fibers are useful for digestion. Coconuts can be made in the form of boats, caves, or houses.

Instructions: how to make a house out of a coconut in the aquarium with your own hands.

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