Every fish deserves a vacation,
right? Here’s a project that’ll help
you satisfy Goldie’s wanderlust
while keeping him safely sub-
merged in his aquatic home.
1. Measure your tank.
Measure the back of your aquarium, including the metal borders, not just the glass. Your
photo should be large enough to cover the
entire back pane of your tank, overlapping the
metal on the top and bottom.
» Scissors or X-Acto knife
» Double-sided tape, sticky tack,
or regular tape
» Photo paper
2. Print and crop your photo.
When printing your photo, be sure the height
and width are equal to or larger than the
dimensions of the back of your aquarium. With
a large tank, you may need to get your prints
made at an online photo shop. We recommend
matte prints to reduce glare.
Choose a crop that’s appropriate to the tank
dimensions, and mark it on the back of your
photo. Then use scissors or an X-Acto knife
to crop your photo.
Photography by Amit Gupta (project) and Per Mosseby ( Taj Mahal)
3. Stick it on.
Attach double-sided tape, sticky tack, or
rolled-up plain tape to the 4 corners of the
front of your photo. Don’t fret — the hood on
the top and the gravel on the bottom of the
aquarium will hide the tape.
Press your picture to the exterior of the
back of your aquarium, facing forward.
Then watch Goldie enjoy the scenery.
Christy Stipelcovich is a contributor to Photojojo
( photojojo.com), which features awesome ideas for
things to do with your photos and your camera.