Switching Aquarium Stands

Well… we finally got it done. The old aquarium stand is gone, and the new stand, freshly painted, has taken its place. As you might guess, this took a little doing. I’ll walk you through the process in this post.

Do It Yourself: Aquarium Stand

I mentioned last post that my father and I built a new aquarium stand.  We built it over the last two weeks in December, 2009.  I’m really pleased with the result, so I want to share how we did it.

New Aquarium?

I definitely got the “bigger is better” bug a month or two back. No, I haven’t bought a new 800 gallon aquarium (yet). This post is going to discuss the kinds of options I was thinking about, why I dismissed most of them, and what I really intend to do. First, however, why would bigger [...]

Taking stock, December 2009

With the year coming to a close soon, it’s time I took stock of the aquarium and its inhabitants. I intend to do this kind of post about twice per year.


I found another tenant in the aquarium this weekend.  A very small starfish.  I think he’s about a quarter inch across.  He is blue, with five tiny legs.  He’s right about in the middle of the picture below, on the lip of the large shell.