DIY Tank Completed w/fish!

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OFL replied the topic: Re:DIY Tank *Pic Warning*

I think you've forgot to add the photo. Photobucket is very good

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Jaysen_sd replied the topic: Re:DIY Tank *Pic Warning*

Every time I tried adding the photos, it just came up like HTML is disabled, then I tried deleting the post, and well there is no delete. So I just left everything blank. Well this time it worked, and here they are in no particular order.





















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OFL replied the topic: Re:DIY Tank *Pic Warning*

A bit of varnish and it will look really good. Is that your tank?

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:DIY Tank *Pic Warning*

Wow,nice job! What is the material you have there that is actually holding the water? You show one photo where it looks assembled and is sitting on top of your HDTV box and it looks grey? What is that and how did you seal it together? How many gallons does this aquarium hold? (If I had to guess, I'd say about 90-100 gallons?) Are you going to keep those hang on filters I see in the photos too? What are they? (Brand / type).
Excellent work!;)

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Well it all started out with being bored while I was deployed. So I downloaded a cad program from the net, figured out how to use it, and designed this tank with plans from www.garf.org , along with the stand, had to redo it a few times to get everything to work. The tank itself is 157 Gallons, sealed with a two part epoxy paint from www.aquaticeco.com (thats the grey stuff). The HoB's are no longer there, I had plumbed them to act as returns from the sump, but they kinda didn't work out so well, had to rethink that plan since it leaked all over. So back to square one on that. I just ran some normal returns, have a line ran directly from the pump. The sump is built into the stand and it sits ~50 gallons. I was planning on staining it to match the tv stand. But I was thinking when I get moved into the new house it will most likely not be in the same room anyways. So I got all the nail holes filled, and am going to put on a couple of coats of minwax polycrylic finishing sealer. Once thats all done will put it all back together, get my sand washed out and get the tank filled up and toss in the feeshies! This is a pic of the two part epoxy paint.
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Gee,

And to think when I am bored I kick back in the LazyBoy with a beer and turn on the HDTV....

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LOL, well I would do the same, but since I was in the desert I did not have that option. We were rationed to 2 beers a day, and well definitely not while we were at work. So when I was not busy, I would just mess with the CAD. I have got one more coat of the sealer to do on the tank itself, then put it back on the stand, hook up all the plumbing again, and it will be running, while I work on finishing the cabinet doors. Figure I can get everything running with the heaters and everything and see how it goes from there while the cabinet doors are still hanging out.
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Jaysen_sd replied the topic: Re:DIY Tank *Pic Warning*

Well the tank is complete. Still finishing up a few minor details, plants, substrate, etc. And the fish will be going in!!!

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looks good, well done. look forward to seeing the fish

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