Custom Fish Tanks Melbourne - Aquarium Builders in Melbourne

Custom-made fish tanks for your Melbourne space

  • Insured and licensed - we leave nothing to chance

  • 12-month work guarantee on all aquarium installations

  • Fish tanks designed to perfectly complement your home or office

  • Aquarium maintenance services

  • Book on a public holiday or weekend at no extra charge

  • Custom aquarium designers and installers - we'll help you every step of the way


How it works

Book a custom aquarium installation in Melbourne - 4 steps


Input your postcode, and we'll connect you with our network of aquarium builders in Melbourne


Schedule a convenient time to book your interior inspection and consultation


Marvel at your new custom fish tank, and get expert tips on how to care for your perfect aquarium


We'll send you an invoice for the work completed, which you can pay online

Custom fish tank builders in Melbourne – have your dream aquarium installed

An built-in aquarium is more than just a home for your fish – it’s a beautiful addition to your property that can transform any space. You see them in the movies, magazines, and maybe even in your neighbour’s homes, but you never thought an aquarium could be part of your home. Well, now it can be.

At Sidepost, we can make your dream aquarium a reality. Our custom fish tank builders in Melbourne can design and install a one-of-a-kind aquarium that will seamlessly integrate into your home. No matter what your budget is, our innovative team of interior designers, architects, and experienced builders can create a custom tank display that is uniquely yours.

Custom fish tanks in Melbourne – let our experts help you

Pushing the boundaries of custom tank design is what we do at Sidepost. In addition to installing gorgeous fish tanks for your custom aquarium project, we can also include accessories like:

  • Built-in lighting
  • Automatic feeders
  • Heating and filtration systems
  • Custom furniture

Not sure which fish tank is right for you? Our team of experts can help you choose the perfect fish tank for your home or office. Below are some of the most popular custom fish tanks we offer:

  • Tropical freshwater tanks
  • Red sea tanks
  • Tropical marine tanks
  • Coldwater freshwater tanks
  • Marine fish tanks
  • Reef tanks
  • Aqua topia tanks
  • Brackish tanks

Our team of designers and builders are experienced in working with all types of materials, from glass and acrylic to steel and concrete. We can even create custom-built fish tanks that are incorporated into other furniture, such as coffee tables, kitchen benches, and bathroom vanities.

If you can dream it, we can build it! Simply let us know about your dream aquarium set and whatever else you have in mind, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Maintenance services for custom fish tanks in Melbourne

You can have the most exotic and beautiful fish in the world, but if your tank is not properly maintained, they will not survive. That’s why we offer a comprehensive maintenance service for all of our beautiful custom fish tanks. Our experienced and certified aquarium technicians will come to your home or office and perform a thorough fish tank cleaning, as well as all of its components.

Aside from residential or commercial installation, we also provide maintenance services regularly, which includes weekly or bi-weekly cleanings, water changes, and filter changes. This service is designed to keep your aquatic life live in the best conditions possible, maximising their lifespan.

What's included in our service?

  • Fish tank installation
  • Custom aquarium design
  • Custom cabinetry
  • LED lighting, sump systems and other features
  • Routine maintenance for your fish tank filters, pumps and water quality

Latest Custom Fish Tanks bookings from our clients

Reef tank - Melbourne
Melbourne 9 Jan, 2021

"I'm looking to have a reef tank installed in my home with custom cabinetry to match my décor. I would also like to have a sump system and LED lighting installed."

Service: Reef tank installation

Coldwater freshwater tank - Melbourne
Melbourne 15 April, 2021

"I need a coldwater freshwater tank installed in my office and it needs to be big enough to accommodate 10-12 fish. I'll also require monthly maintenance services to keep the tank in good condition."

Service: Coldwater freshwater tank installation and maintenance

Tropical fish tank - Melbourne
Melbourne 16 May, 2021

"I'd like to have a tropical fish tank installed in my home. I need it to be at least 200 litres and I'll need help choosing the right fish for my tank."

Service: Tropical fish tank installation


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Why book Sidepost for your custom made fish tanks in Melbourne?

Let’s face it, designing and installing a custom aquarium (especially if it’s on the larger, more glamorous side) is not a cheap undertaking. But when you book with Sidepost, you’re not just paying for the physical product – you’re also paying for the years of experience, skill and knowledge that our team possesses. That means you’ll be working for a company that installs custom aquariums for your money’s worth!

We work with the absolute best in the industry and only use the highest quality products available on the market. Our interior designers, architects and builders routinely collaborate to design and install breath-taking fish tanks that are sure to impress. Simply put, you’re not just getting a run-of-the-mill product – you’re getting a work of art.

Read what our customers have to say about our work

They brought my place to life

"Sidepost are your one-stop shop for all things fish tanks. They helped me design and install a beautiful reef tank in my home and it's really brought the place to life. Overall, Sidepost's fish tank installers were highly competent and professional!"




Helpful, talented designers

"I had a great time with Sidepost's team in designing what fish tank would suit my place. They gave me some great suggestions on what kind of fish to get too. I absolutely love my new fish tank and so do my friends!"




Competent fish tank installers

"Sidepost's custom aquariums are a thing of beauty. I've had two installed, one for my home and one for my office, and they really make a statement. The quality of the build is amazing and the service is top notch. 10/10!"




A fantastic aquarium service

"I typically don't recommend companies, but I had to for Sidepost. They quickly installed all the accessories I wanted, including a custom-built cabinet and some amazing lighting. The team was also very friendly, helpful and professional. I'm so happy with my new fish tank!"




High-quality custom aquarium

"My office has just had a complete makeover and we decided to add a tropical marine tank as part of the new look. It’s sturdy, well-made and the perfect focal point for our waiting room. The team at Sidepost were fantastic to work with and took care of everything."




Sidepost Custom Fish tanks Melbourne Office Details and Coverage Area

Phone: 1300 723 603

Email: [email protected]

Working Hours:

Mon.- Fri. 09:00am - 08:00pm
Sat. 09:00am - 08:00pm
Sun. 09:00am - 08:00pm

Postal Code Coverage:

3000, 3029, 3058, 3141, 3070, 3056, 3186, 3064, 3040, 3182, 3028, 3006, 3053, 3207, 3184, 3059, 3013, 3051

Areas we cover within the city:

Craigieburn, Point Cook, Melbourne, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, St Albans, Sunbury, Tarneit, Coburg, South Yarra, Northcote, Brunswick, Caroline Springs, Wyndham Vale
and the whole of Melbourne area

Other locations we cover nearby Melbourne:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will it cost to build a fish tank?

A: Prices will range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on the size and complexity of the fish tank. Larger aquariums with custom features will be more expensive than smaller, simpler tanks.

Q: How long does it take to install a fish tank?

A: The installation process for a large feature fish tank will generally take 1-2 weeks. This will include shipping and delivery of the fish tank, as well as the time required to set it up and fill it with water.

Q: How long after getting a fish tank can you get fish?

A: After installing your aquarium, we recommend waiting at least 48 hours before adding fish. This will give the tank time to settle and ensure the temperature is set correctly for your tropical fish.

Q: What are custom aquariums made of?

A: Our builders use aluminium bracing and high-quality glass for all of our custom aquarium fish tanks. This ensures that your fish tank is built to last and won't leak.

Q: Do you offer a work warranty?

A: Yes, we offer a 1-year warranty on all of our custom fish tanks. If there are any issues with your fish tank during this time, we will come out and fix it for free. However, other damages unrelated to the installation, ie . general wear and tear are not covered under this warranty.

Q: What kind of fish can I put in my new aquarium?

A: The type of fish you can put in your aquarium will depend on the tank size and the kind of water you have. We recommend speaking to a local fish store or the team at Sidepost to find out what fish are suitable for your new aquarium.

Q: Can you put fish straight into a new tank?

A: We recommend only adding a couple of fish to your fish tank initially. Once your tank's ammonia and nitrite levels have increased and dropped to 0, you can slowly add more fish to your aquarium.

Q: I'm not sure what size fish tank I need. Can you help?

A: Our designs can help determine the correct size fish tank for your home or office. We will also consider the type of fish you want to keep and ensure that your tank is big enough for them.

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