The easiest pets to take care of, by far, are fish. As a kid, I was never allowed to have a “real” pet, like a dog or cat, so my parents always bought me pet fish.
The biggest problem with having pet fish is that they don’t live all that long. What that means is that any time a pet fish died, another fish tank would go into my garage.
Over the years I ended up with more than one fish tank in storage — it always felt easier to just buy a new tank than worry about cleaning and sanitizing an old one to make it safe for a new fish.
Now that I’m an adult, though, I’ve realized it may be time to just get rid of these old fish tanks.
I thought I would just throw away all the old tanks, until I saw this segment of the Rachael Ray Show.
Instead of tossing my fish tanks in the trash, I’m definitely going to turn them into gorgeous centerpieces for my living room.
This upcycled fish tank coffee table would sell for hundreds at a funky furniture store, but it’s actually really easy to make right at home.
Plus, fish-tank glass has to be strong enough to hold gallons and gallons of water, so it’s definitely strong enough to hold books and coffee in front of my couch.
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