Information

Please view the aquarium information links below for more information on our glass and acrylic custom fish aquariums, Seamless Sumps®, H2Overflows®, Siphon Stoppers®, Majestic® stands & canopies, gallon/model ratings, glass hole cutting, bio media, shipping/lead times, aquarium delivery, design features, accessories and more! As always, thank you for choosing Custom Aquariums!

Aquarium Gallon/Model Ratings

Be Careful When Comparing Aquarium Brands There is a secret we need to tell you! Most aquarium manufacturers and resellers’ “gallon” ratings for aquariums are not an accurate representation of how many gallons the aquarium will hold. Some aquarium brands are not even close. We have always found this to be a peculiar practice by […]

Aquarium Glass Hole Cutting

Notice: Any time you drill a hole in glass there is a risk of failure. We will give advice as to best practices for cutting glass holes, but we do not guarantee success. Drill holes in your aquarium, or aquariums purchased from us at your own risk. We do not warranty aquariums that are broken […]

Siphon Stopper

Fish Tank Siphon Stopper® Aquarium Output Nozzle

Fish Tank Siphon Stopper® Key Features Patent Pending air intake cap automatically breaks a back siphon should the water flow stop Minimizes flood risk and volume of back siphon during a power outage or pump failure Works great with the Seamless Sump® system! Does not rely on check valves with failure prone gaskets or springs […]

How Aquariums Are Made

Glass vs. Acrylic Aquariums

The Disadvantages of Glass Can be Engineered around — Acrylic’s Fatal Flaws Cannot Acrylic is often popular with manufacturers and hobbyists because it’s lightweight and relatively easy to fabricate. Manipulating heavy sheets of glass also costs much more, so many use acrylic for its lower production cost, instead of structural or clarity benefits. Aquariums can […]

H2Overflow® Aquarium Overflow System

Shop the full H2Overflow® System here! The H2Overflow® System The H2Overflow® is an efficient and quiet way to get water from your aquarium to your sump by maintaining the water overflow. This pairs perfectly with the Seamless Sump® system (and most other sumps) and is often out of sight in the aquarium. Keeps Water Above […]

H2Overflow® Stealthbox® Aquarium Overflow Box

The H2Overflow® Stealthbox® is the most versatile, silent, and reliable external aquarium overflow system available anywhere! This Stealthbox® works great with the Seamless Sump, or any other sump system to maintain fish tank overflow. The H2Overflow® Stealthbox® has 1200, 2400, or 3600 gallons per hour (GPH) capacity! Custom Aquariums has an even more innovative solution […]

HDPE vs. Acrylic Sumps for Aquariums

About HDPE It is our experience and opinion that high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a far superior material for aquarium sump use as compared to glass or acrylic. Below is an explanation of the reasons. HDPE tubs are one piece molds, not glued/welded which creates weak spots HDPE Molded sumps have much stronger corner joints than […]

Lifetime Aquariums

Build-to-Order Glass Aquarium System Finally, an aquarium system that you design to meet each of your specific needs! With our free aquarium delivery and refundable aquarium moving kits, even the largest aquariums can be easily installed in your home or office. Advanced Experience & Engineering Our Lifetime Aquarium® systems are designed by seasoned service technicians […]

Lifetime® Aquarium Stands & Canopies

Lifetime® Aquarium Stand Key Features Marine Grade Anodized Aluminum Frame — will never rust, chip, or corrode. Lifetime® stands can be ordered as a stackable rack system. Easy Assembly in MINUTES — (just 8 screws per unit!) Breaks down for easy shipping and storage (even very large units can ship FedEx inexpensively (instead of freight), […]

Majestic® Aquarium Stands & Canopies

Aquarium Stands & Aquarium Canopies – Key Features Majestic® Styling Options Our Majestic® Aquarium Stands & Canopies come in 2 styles: Contemporary and Classic. Contemporary is a more modern-looking design with all square edges, while the Classic Style has routered edges and crown trim. Both Majestic® styles can be painted, or see the wood and […]

Moving Your Aquarium

Aquarium installation made easy! Our aquarium installations are simple with our refundable aquarium moving kits for freshwater aquariums, reef aquariums, or amphibian/turtle aquariums! Our vast experience in the service business (Serenity USA) has taught us valuable lessons on how to get fish tanks to remote locations, undamaged, and installed with minimal effort. The 2 biggest […]

Bucket of Custom Aquariums Bio Media

Seamless Sump Bio Media

Seamless Sump® Bio Media There are many types of bio media on the market. It can be overwhelming to figure out what the best option is for aquarium filtration. Below, we’ll walk you through the process of how we selected the bio media that we sell at Custom Aquariums. We also use it with our […]

Seamless Sumps

Seamless Sump® Aquarium Sumps Filtration System

Fully Functional One-Piece Molded Filter Tubs A Revolution in Aquarium Sumps And Filtration Systems The Seamless Sump® Aquarium Filter Aquarium Sumps: Key Features and Details Seamless Sump® Complete Packages Seamless Sump® System: Common Configurations With a versatile Seamless Sump®, the possibilities are endless. A wide variety of aquarium sump configurations are possible with this system. […]

black powder coated steel aquarium stand

Steel Stands

Steel Stand by Custom Aquariums 3/4″ Plywood Top (Painted for Aesthetics and Protection) Competitor’s Steel Stand Under-Engineered Stand The Importance of a Steel Stand Due to the extreme weight and pressure of a large fish tank, some aquariums require a welded steel stand. Aquarium stands are often built based on educated guesses and are usually […]

Unstoppable Hopper® – Aquarium Feeder System

Stand elevates fish feeder above the surface so exiting food does not get wet and clog the aquarium feeder system. Funnel prevents a mess on your lids. The Unstoppable Hopper® aquarium feeder system additionally is a fish feeder that extends pellet food quantity to last over 12 weeks with a well-stocked average tank! Benefits of […]