A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 299,174
Currently Running With Scissors:
477 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Fish Tank/Aquarium  (Read 6652 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
missfire
Give me an hour and I'll give you your dream...
Offline Offline

Posts: 82
Joined: 04-Jan-2006

Fire in the hole!


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2006 05:41:51 PM »



I put Giant Tropical Millipedes in mine. Smiley

But could you maybe use some glass paint and light and make a lamp?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Know why chicken coops have 2 doors?



If they had 4 doors they'd be chicken sedans.
roxybadoxy
Offline Offline

Posts: 4706
Joined: 01-Aug-2005

Glcklich mich


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2006 05:43:39 PM »

whoa missfire those are crazy!!!!!! i've never seen millipedes before!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

please help some animals by clicking here!
OH! and there are other tabs so you can do more helpful things. YAY!!
dotsamantha
getting better at being happy
Offline Offline

Posts: 383
Joined: 24-Oct-2005

"All I hear is Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2006 09:10:05 PM »

The apartment I'm moving into next month has a hole in the wall for a fish tank (there's a closet on the other side). I really don't want to care for more animals, as I already have a dog and a boyfriend to nurture, so I'm trying to think of things to do with the tank and empty space. I thought of covering the hole with a picture, but now with new ideas, I think the tank may turn into something interesting. I love this creative place.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."

http://www.ravelry.com/people/dotsamantha
funzoopie
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2006 12:46:48 PM »

i want a giant african snail!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
heysonja
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2006 08:35:56 PM »

you could make faux fish-- hang fish cutouts or stuffed fish from string inside the empty tank. i saw this at a gift shop as a childrens toy with wooden fish hanging inside it (except it was made to look like a tv fish tank.)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MisFit
Offline Offline

Posts: 74
Joined: 11-Dec-2005

*you're never too old to enjoy a jumping castle*


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2006 02:23:06 PM »

Ewwwwwwww giant wormy things!! sorry, I had to get that out. I couldnt go within 10 feet of them, but I think you're very brave for sharing your room.  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged
dharmadog
a.k.a. "Cheaterpants".
Offline Offline

Posts: 183
Joined: 29-Dec-2005

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2006 06:03:08 PM »

Hey, what about those kits where you grow your own crystals? Are those still around? You could fill the tank with something like that......

Or, on the growing theme, plant oregano, green onions, thyme, etc. and make it an herb garden. Then just chop off what you need when you cook.   

Might also be fun to set up a little fictional world in one.....kind of like a dollhouse in the aquarium---little house, trees, funky clay critters......

A friend had one of those tanks in the wall and she filled it with beads and rocks. Glass ones, clay ones, ones frome the thrift store, mardi gras.........you could also just put water in and add food coloring and turn the light on. Instant party light!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

For crafty madness and general musings, visit my blog:
http://eatingtacoswhiledriving.blogspot.com/

Shop to help the animals! View handmade items by Rabbit Moon Artworks at http://www.craftersforcritters.com/index.php
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5061
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2006 11:04:57 AM »

Quote
Might also be fun to set up a little fictional world in one.....kind of like a dollhouse in the aquarium---little house, trees, funky clay critters......

There are loads of fun ways you could go with little dioramas in tanks (even using sand or gravel in the bottom for a little scene which can be changed around whenever you want).
 
Take a look at just a few examples (many of these have outdoor themes, but of course, they could be anything at all):

http://www.ladybug-fairies.com/scenes.htm

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=640954&uid=488109
(scroll down and click on the jackalope burrows...)

http://www.geocities.com/%7Euncialle/pockhauntpage.html (this one's even in an aquarium)
http://post.queensu.ca/%7Ereadel/Pictures/celebrations/Halloween.jpg
http://wannainelpaso.com/childrenprojects/ghost_houses.shtml
http://www.born2haunt.com/Ciszombies01.html



For more examples of dioramas, plus info on making them --some parts of which can be made from polymer clay if you want-- also check out much more on these pages:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm
(click on "Scenes and Dioramas" for lots of types...)

seasonal themes:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm
(...click on "Scenes, Dioramas, and Houses"... there are also ideas for Dia de los Muertos, autumn/Thanksgiving, Valentines Day,etc.)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Christmas.htm (xmas and winter themes)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/houses_structures_gingerbread.htm
(scenes, landscaping, etc.)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm
(furniture, furnishings, and misc. small items of various types)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/MISC.htm
(...click on Tabletop Gardens... for using sand or gravel)




Diane B.
--- polymer clay "encyclopedia"
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
cataway
Offline Offline

Posts: 626
Joined: 29-Sep-2004

we love puddin tats and runny babbits!


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2006 11:43:37 AM »

Set the tank up with water and start it up(if there are no fish in the water and it is circulated it won't get grebbly and need cleaning) then get a bunch of stuff from the aquarium decorations for example the underwater lasers look awesome paired with bubble curtains and there are fantastic rock and glass pieces for sculptural effect and dont forget the ubiquitous pump driven treasure chests and sunken ships etc,etc,etc, consider it a water feature not a fish tank Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5061
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2006 09:57:37 AM »

I also have to add Garie Sim's new lesson on making an ant "envionment" to this thread ... he uses a small plastic container, but the same ideas could apply to larger containers like aquariums, etc.

Anyway, they're just great fun to look at  Grin, and may have some idea or other to inspire you:

http://www.polymercafe.com/images/antvironment.pdf
http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/antvironment2.htm
AND THIS TOO:
http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/fimo_gel_lacquer.htm



Diane B.
--- polymer clay "encyclopedia"
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm

THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Butter Chicken
How to Cook the Spinach and Finish the Palak Paneer
How to Cut and Pan Fry Paneer Cheese
How to Cook Paneer Cheese
How to Cook Garam Masala
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.