Swimming in Rubber
Those of you who know what it is to have an aquarium knows exactly how awesome and beautiful it is to cohabitate with fish. They’re not the most loving of companions, but at least they can paint the background of any room in a very cool way. If you’ve been searching for that next thrilling DIY project, look no further!
You want to make sure you gather your materials first.
Look for a singular, regular rubber tire that could be fitted for any normal vehicle. Next thing, acquire a rag that can comfortably cover about half of the tire once it is draped over it.
Next, grab a bucket and fill it with a combination of water and cement.
With the rag in hand, make sure you dip it completely in the mixture so that it soaks well. You want to place this right over the tire about half of its circumference.
The next step involves placing thin copper wires over the tire to make sure it stays in line.
Cover the layer of wires up with another soaking rag. Grab a paintbrush and carefully soak it up with cement mixture before placing it on top of the tire.
You’ll want to grab an additional tire for the project
This tire will be sliced up with a buzz saw, so be sure you’re comfortable handling this equipment before proceeding! You’re going to cut about a third of the wheel off and then flip it on its belly.
You’ll want to carve out two identical circular holes on opposite sides of the tire.
This will help later once it’s time to insert cylindrical-shaped pipes.
Once the rags are dried, you can now start gearing to combine both tires together.
The first set of double rags should have stuck together to form the basic shape of the aquarium. This will be attached to the cylindrical pipes that we inserted on the other tire.
Putting together the tires
When both tires are combined, it’s time to clean up the act by spraying black paint at the base. Feel free to adorn your aquarium to your liking; adding any visual design or attachment before you begin filling up the contents of the aquarium itself.
Now that the exterior is finished, it’s time to handle the inside of the aquarium.
Grab a glass piece that is cut to fit the U-shaped fixture of the tire and then apply glue to the edges of the material so that it can stick on the tire firmly.
This project is a delight for anyone who’s ever wanted an aquarium
The fun really ramps up here! Stuff the aquarium with rocks, corals, toys, or pretty much anything you seem fit to decorate it with. Paint the background to give it a more ocean-like feel, or even insert some water-proof lights to heighten the presence of the aquarium.
It’s not the easiest to craft, but with enough patience and diligence, you can use your home supplies to create one awesome-looking aquarium.
Get the full tutorial on this masterpiece in the video below!
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