Custom Aquarium Shapes
Midwest Custom Aquarium is proud to have acquired the experience over the years to be able to offer custom aquariums in almost any shape. We are well known for these capabilities and are the go-to source for many custom aquarium installers and private individuals throughout the country. We are very good at it but haven’t allowed that to inflate our ego’s and prices along with it. Any odd shape will require a drawing sent to us to quote it. Below are examples of just a small portion of the custom shapes we have built.
This is a 6 foot tall pitcher built from 2 halves of thick formed acrylic. It is a challenging shape to build. Custom handle and spout added as it will be a working vessel in a popular restaurant chain.
This is a large corner tank that is a variation of an L, but built to fit around an obstacle in the corner and a beveled front panel. Two mitered angles and three 45 degree corner overflows built in. Variety of custom cutouts on top.
This is a tall tank built as a variation of a normal octagon. All sides are not equal so the angles are all different. Built with specific dimensions as a research vessel with some specific flow dynamics. All mitered corners.
Built to fit a curved wall on both sides, this tank is shaped much like a comma. Standard rectangular overflow on one end. It will be viewed from round rooms on both sides.
Custom V- shaped tank. Built to go in a room for 360 degree viewing with 4-sided overflow in the middle of the tank.
We’ve built a number of these aquariums and call the shape a Stepdown. The majority of the tank is built at a certain height while the end portion drops down to give an area of deeper water. Most we have built are for clients who use them for reef tanks and want an area that is at a lower height for viewing as well as an area with lower light intensities. This one is 30” tall and drops down to 48” at the end. Set up as a peninsula with the overflow on the end that goes up against a wall.
Custom Aquarium II
Not sure what to call this tank. Many times we are just given a drawing and don’t get much for details and just build off the drawing or template. It was likely ordered this way to fit a specific space or for another specific purpose.
Custom Aquarium III
Custom shape that is basically a bowfront except with one end that is outswept. It was built to fit into an unused nook. Viewed from the front only, it will appear as a built-in bowfront after installation.
We build these somewhat regularly and call it a Recurve. Instead of the whole front bowing out as in a bowfront, just a portion in the middle does. It gives a nice graceful look to the front of a tank for a unique custom look. This particular one was built for an in-wall installation with external overflows on the ends.
This custom shape was built to be installed into a bookcase, whereas the front with large protruding V is the portion that is viewed. 3 mitered joints on the front. Pretty neat tank once installed.