Custom Fish Tank – Silverfish Aquarium

by Fish Tank on January 28, 2007

custom-fish-tank.jpegWant to get a lot of "wow's!" from friends. Check out this custom fish tank from Octopus Studios. It's called the Silverfish Aquarium, and comes as a kit which will turn into a fully functional fish tank. The kit components include the following:

'The Aquarium Structure

The Aquarium Stand

Filtration & Heating Parts
Eheim Professional2 external filter & filterset media
Undergravel filter plates x3
Hydor external heater
Filter tubing
Inlet strainer
All taps/clips/suckers required for assembly

Lighting Parts
Light controllers x3
Circular fluorescent daylight lamps x3
Lighting covers x3

Aeration Parts
Eheim 400 air pump
Air line
Air stones x3
All taps/clips/suckers required for assembly

Decoration - Highest quality silk plants

Cleaning Equipment - Gravel vacuum, Magnetic surface cleaner, Siphon tubing and taps, Filter tubing brush, Net, and Tongs.'

This custom fish tank has about a 60 gallon capacity, and would make a great tropical freshwater aquarium. It's about 3.3 feet or a metre cubed. The fish tank stand measures 1.1 metres in length, and stands 0.9 of a metre tall. It comes standard in three colors; black, cherry brown, and carbon fibre. They will allow you to choose from over 30 other textures and colors if desired. Truly custom!

Octopus Studios is based on the Cote d’Azur, France, and delivers their custom fish tank kits worldwide. Looks like a fun tank!

Update!  A reader, Alyssa, and myself both emailed the company for a price quote.  Currently the aquarium's cost is 2200 Euros, with a shipping charge of 350 Euros to the States.  That's about $3000 U.S.

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Alyssa July 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm

hi i was wondering if you could tell me the price
thanx

Fish Tank July 24, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Hi Alyssa,

If you click the Octopus Studios link at the top, then head to “ordering”, you’ll find their email address. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have.

Alyssa July 24, 2007 at 11:06 pm

hi again i have i have emailed them like 20 time and no one his emailed me back is there anyway or other way i can find out t
thanx

alyssa July 25, 2007 at 11:08 pm

well wat do you think the price would be??An estimate

Fish Tank July 26, 2007 at 6:36 pm

I emailed them. We’ll see if I get a response.

alyssa July 26, 2007 at 9:06 pm

kay thanx its an amazing tank i want it so bad and my mom said i could get it but i have to buy it my self

alyssa July 30, 2007 at 8:47 am

hi i just was email from the comany and they said it cost 2200 Euros and in canadian money that is $ 3,336.52 and thats not including shipping!

Fish Tank July 31, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Wow! Thanks. I’ll update my post!

meg August 17, 2007 at 7:32 pm

very cool, but $3000!!!
way to expensive i think you should lower the price
then you would get more bisness

Fish Tank August 19, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Hi Meg!

I thought it was a little spendy too. I’m gonna keep a look out for more unique aquariums, hopefully lower in price.

eric November 14, 2007 at 6:13 am

does the tank come with the fish

miss goody-goody fishkeeper November 19, 2007 at 3:32 pm

yeah looks ‘cool’ but doesnt actually look too suitable for any living fish to me.. surface area to water volume ratio doesnt seem to be high enough… does anyone that designed this contraption actually keep fish or were they just hoping to make some money of unsuspecting rich people without a clue?? and what are people supposed to do about getting dead fish out when they sink to the bottom?? some crucial points dont seem to have been considered in creating this water holding ornament. just because it holds water does not make it a suitable to be an aquarium…

Fish Tank November 19, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Hey Eric… No fish are included.

Miss Goody… I haven’t seen the aquarium in person. You raise some good questions. I would guess there’s got to be a suitable way to remove dead fish. You could email them at their website if you’re curious.

abbey November 23, 2007 at 3:33 am

wow, thats a very impressive fish tank!

sir renold fisher February 14, 2008 at 6:57 am

wow what a tank how mwonderful t is to see somthing rather contemporary awww just imagiain the wonderful time all the fisf must have for them it must be christmas everyday awwww how induldently magnificent (BTW u do knw im bein sarcastic

Hates2see Fishdie May 5, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Yes this looks like a wonderful set up…if you like your aquarium fish dead.

Fish Tank May 13, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Everyone has their opinion on this custom fish tank.

fishlover June 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm

how much is that in australian money?

Fish Tank June 9, 2008 at 9:29 am

3600 Australian dollars.

thomas July 6, 2008 at 7:37 am

how much is this

morgan light July 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

omg thats alot of money.i’m going to get it when i’m older though, because i want to be a marine biologist when i’m older.I want to make this world a better place and make good money.

Fish Tank July 14, 2008 at 8:28 am

thomas: $3300 U.S.

morgan: by then you’ll be building your own custom aquarium 🙂

chris July 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm

dood how did you come across a tank like that???????????

Lauren August 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm

It looks like an amazing tank, My question is, does it come with a custom fish net if a fish dies out of reach?

lollypop August 30, 2008 at 7:04 am

When a fish dies it rises to the top to u can get it out.

alice August 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm

How on earth do you clean that

Ben Brewer February 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

The price for the Silverfish is around $3,400. I was wondering, for that price is it glass or a cheap plastic? I would only assume glass because of the price but i’m not sure.

Fish Tank March 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Good point Ben. I don’t know.

Jillian August 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

3,000? Ripoff city. If your fish died in the bottom it would be stuck there. That’s retarded ridiculous.

lillie February 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

this tank looks really cool but idk it seems disfunctional. it would be really hard to clean but i have seen worse designs.

snort99 March 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm

hey i have bin looking every were for this tank but I cant find it and that makes me so mad that you cant buy . and i dont even know what the price is for this dang thing

Fish Tank March 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm

It’s expensive. Read the comments.

josh July 27, 2010 at 11:53 am

how are you supposed to clean it?

Fish Tank July 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I’ve wondered the same thing.

Nick October 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

it looks pretty difficult to clean. and if its as difficult as i think, then this is absolutely the stupidest design ever.

P November 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

This fish tank is awesome 🙂 i have no idea of the livability for the fish but it’s amazing 🙂
and yeah, cleaning it would be a days work LOL but they do say the magnetic cleaners are included so… there is a way LOL but still… way to expensive to buy and experiment LOL

julieana December 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

its looks pretty cool i guess ……… but it looks complicated to clean …. can u take it apart to clean !!!????

kesha January 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm

omg luv this tank i so want it! <3

Rahul Patel May 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

Is this available in Gujarat ???

Yes,,,, Please Tell me where ? and what its price…

Fish Tank May 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Not sure if they send to India. Please contact sales [at] octopusstudios [dot] com.

Mike

nahid June 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Nice.its really beautiful,I must talk to my wife if she likes it to.I. will get one of them.

outta 5gs October 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

ok i bought on of these things and it is huge each bowl is the size of my head. i havent ploped any fish in yet im doing the cycling thing (never heard of it but i want to doing this right for the ammount i paid) as for cleaning im gonna get a couple of algea eating fish but manual cleaning is awkward but doable. if you want a amazing looking tank get this one.

Fish Tank October 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

That’s cool. If you comment back here once it’s set up, I’ll post your pics if you have any. Mike

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