I was wondering how to better separate the entrance (taking into account a fish tank stand with a large aquarium, 120L) from the other areas.
Fish tank stand – before:
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- 2 units of KALLAX 2×2
- MDF panels
- Wood slats (1200mm x 6mm)
I found out from surfing on the Internet that doubling the KALLAX 2×2 shelving unit would support my aquarium. So I have bought and installed them by each other to make a wide piece of furniture able to support the weight.
Fish tank stand and room separator – after:
To better visualise the room separation even better, I screwed on at the back of the KALLAX units painted MDF and wood slats. And then behind, screwed some thin and painted MDF panels (1200mm x 6mm) at 4cm from the ground in order to be able to hide the aquarium’s wiring system and create a more visual separation from the sofa side.
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If you want to see more pictures, you can see the before/after and work in progress on my Instagram.
~ by Marlène
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