Restore Aquarium Cabinet and Canopy

Restore aquarium cabinet & canopy:

I will show you how to reuse aquarium cabinet & canopy after restoring it. Cabinet & canopy was already used & I bought it for a very cheap price. It was in a pretty bad shape when I received it.


Restore aquarium cabinet & canopy
Restore aquarium cabinet & canopy


It is a challenge to clean it & modify it a bit with paint to make it in good form before I can use it. At the end of this tutorial the cabinet & canopy will look brand new.

In this video I will show you how to restore used aquarium stand & canopy.


Restore stand & aquarium canopy


Tools required for restoring stand & canopy:


  • Electric Screw Driver
  • Roller Brush
  • Brush Set
  • Quality Paint
  • Decking Tiles


Steps: How to restore aquarium cabinet & canopy:


How to restore stand & canopy
How to restore stand & canopy


First part of the tutorial is to remove all the dust & spider web from the aquarium stand. It is easy to paint aquarium stand & the basic supplies required for this purpose are roller brush, brush set & a quality paint. I gave 2 coats to aquarium stand & canopy, & after it was dry I placed aquarium on top of the stand.


Step 1: Remove foam which is stuck to the stand:



Step 1: Removing foam gently
Step 1: Removing foam gently


The foam was not in a bad condition but it was stuck to the stand [1] & I had to remove it before I begin aquarium restoration process. I am taking extra care while removing this foam because if I try to be a bit rough or try to remove it quickly then I will make a big mess & it will be difficult to clean it using a vacuum cleaner [2].


Step 2: Remove all dirt & cob web:


Step 2: Wiping out all the dirt
Step 2: Wiping out all the dirt


It is time to use a vacuum cleaner to remove all the cob web, dust & pieces of foam. There are also some dead leaves which need to be removed [1, 2]. This process requires care because if you are trying to be fast, then you will leave some dirt & before painting aquarium stand, it is recommended to clean stand & canopy properly.


Step 3: Paint old stand & canopy:


Step 3: Painting stand & canopy
Step 3: Painting stand & canopy


Supplies required for painting stand include roller brush, brush set which includes 5 different size brush, & a good quality paint. Painting stand & canopy is not difficult. I used a roller brush to smoothly paint the surface of canopy & stand [1, 2]. I gave 2 coats to stand & canopy.


Step 4: Attach light to the cabinet:


Step 4: Attaching light to the cabinet
Step 4: Attaching light to the cabinet


This light came free with the package & attaching light to the cabinet is very simple. Use electric screw driver to attach it to the cabinet [1]. Cabinet looks pretty cool & I placed some decking tiles at the bottom for placing aquarium stuff on top of that [2]. Now I have fully restored my old cabinet & canopy into a brand new.


Pros & cons of restoring cabinet & canopy:


Pros & cons of restoring cabinet & canopy
Pros & cons of restoring cabinet & canopy


Restoring an old stand & canopy is easy & cheap, & it is better than buying new. I have painted the cabinet & canopy, which makes them look brand new. However, cleaning & restoring an old aquarium stand & canopy is challenging because you have to remove all dirt. Old stand & canopy could be in a pretty bad condition & restoring them requires hard work & patience.
Restore Aquarium Cabinet and Canopy Restore Aquarium Cabinet and Canopy Reviewed by Fishaholic on August 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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