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 […]

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 a popular option for manufacturers and hobbyists because it is both easy to fabricate and lightweight. It takes a relatively extreme investment in tooling, equipment, and engineering to be able to cut and manipulate heavy sheets of glass. This […]

H2Overflow® Aquarium Overflow System

H2Overflow® Aquarium System Key Features Works great with the Seamless Sump® system! Maximize skimming and aeration capacity with a minimal footprint! High capacity overflow volume with very little nose – up to 1200 GPH per overflow! Easily accommodate higher capacity with additional overflows Never see a water line in your aquarium – evaporation takes place […]

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, a build to order aquarium system that allows you to choose what configuration you want based on your specific needs! With our free aquarium delivery and refundable aquarium moving kits, even the largest aquariums can be easy to install in your home or office. Built to order for practically any […]

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 Solid Oak and Maple frame provides much needed strength and integrity for our aquarium stands Many standard stain colors to suit your taste and décor Classic and Contemporary standard style choices 3/4″ plywood top and back for additional strength – no particle board! Standard holes cut/drilled for […]

Aquarium Suction Cups

Moving Your Aquarium

Aquarium installation made easy! Our aquarium installations are simple with our refundable aquarium moving kits; for fish 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 aquariums to remote locations undamaged and install with a minimal effort. The 2 biggest […]

Seamless Sump Bio Media

There are many types of bio media on the market, and it can get confusing and overwhelming to figure out what the best bio media is for aquarium filtration. Below we will walk you through the process of how we selected the bio media that we not only sell at CustomAquariums.com, but use in our […]

Seamless Sumps

Seamless Sump® Aquarium Sumps Filtration System

Fully Functional One-Piece Molded Filter Tubs, A Revolution in the Aquarium Sumps And Filtration System The Patent Pending Seamless Sump® aquarium sumps filtration system One piece molded construction- no seams, no welds, NO LEAKS! Glass lids – no warping or yellowing, great for UV lights Made of High Density Polyethylene Far superior to acrylic or […]

black powder coated steel aquarium stand

Steel Stands

Ours Thick 3/4″ Plywood Top (Painted for Aesthetics and Protections) Theirs Under-Engineered Stand Steel Stand Construction Some aquariums over a given height will require a welded steel stand. This is because of the extreme weights and pressure tall tanks create per square foot of footprint the aquarium consumes. These extremely heavy tanks require even more […]

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 […]