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« on: October 13, 2013 02:09:32 PM »

I made this tall fish home for my son's betta fish, Kevin. I wanted to use up a bunch of my mixed beads bucket, so two sides are rainbow. On the front I put a Mario mushroom....because who doesn't like Mario? I made lots of openings for Kevin to swim in and out, and on the top I put a small perch for him to rest on. My son is very excited about Kevin's new house, and Kevin seems to enjoy it too Smiley

Here are the components before I assembled them. I hot glued the walls together.


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Update: Here's a picture of the house in Kevin's new home, a divided 6 gallon that he shares with our other fish, Severus Snape. He's super happy in his new home!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013 02:17:26 PM »

What a smart idea!  I love perler beads, but it gets a little repetitive making magnets and coasters out of them.  I am definitely pinning this away for future reference.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013 02:21:46 PM »

Cute!  What a great idea for perler beads.  Kevin looks happy in his new home.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013 02:55:27 PM »

Great idea. Kevin looks like he loves his new pixilated tower. I remember my fish tanks when I was little and I was always so disappointed when the fish didn't seem to care about some kickass (what I thought anyways) tank accessory. What kind of glue did you use?
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013 03:20:33 PM »

Thanks everyone!

@lady4feet, I used hot glue...which is aquarium safe. The only other fish safe sealant I know about is aquarium silicone sealant.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013 04:51:48 PM »

This is so clever! Very fun and a great use of perler beads!
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013 07:51:02 PM »

I had no idea you could do that!  It almost makes me want to buy a fish.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013 07:17:21 AM »

What a fun idea! Such a bright and happy home for fishy Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013 07:21:24 AM »

Glad to see that his fishie likes his new toy, it looks so neat.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013 09:07:15 AM »

It is really cute, but it is going to get nasty pretty quickly and its going to be hard if not impossible to clean. All of the little holes in the perler beads and the gaps between them are going to fill up with algae and bacteria. Also I would worry about his fins snagging or getting scratched on any rough edges.
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