My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

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The tank is slowly getting finished. The only problem is that the canopy and tank is 1.83m (6foot 3/63inch) high. That is extremely high for a fishtank.

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that's taller than me :p i'm only 1m68.
are you planning on putting a wet dry system under it? if so you might want to drill the tank and put some baffles in. or if you don't like to drill, use an overflow box.

good looking tank so far, can't wait to see the finished product!

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The tank was actually full but I took all the water out as I am moving this weekend. This tank is 15cm higher than my old tank. This new tanks canopy is also higher than me. I am only 1m76
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UNC-CH replied the topic: My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

It looks great. I like the canopy too.

Someone else was building a tank and was wondering about the sealant used to bond the glass together. Did you use silicone or is the glass bonded with something else?
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Stalker replied the topic: Re:My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

I've been building tanks for a long time and you must always use marine silicon. Big tanks must be braced in the corners as well.
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Stalker wrote: I've been building tanks for a long time and you must always use marine silicon. Big tanks must be braced in the corners as well.


euro bracing ftw :D
I tend to use soudal aquarium silicone, for tanks as well as DIY backgrounds etc... haven't had any problems so far, i just hope it'll stay that way :)

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Stalker replied the topic: Re:My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

I am slowly getting the work done. The tank with water in and my 2 oscars, one Giant gourami and 2 plecos

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UNC-CH replied the topic: My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

Nice! A 300+ tank biuld ... that's impressive. Those two smaller oscars have great great looking striped patterns.

Edit: Oh - that's not a bigger oscar in the center. :laugh: I guess those 'smaller oscars' are full grown.
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Stalker replied the topic: Re:My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

The two oscars is close to adult size, the white one in the middle is Gekkie, my Giant gourami. She is only 1,5 years old. She is already 54cm big(21inch). She still got a long time to go before she is an adult.
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roryson replied the topic: My New Oscar & Giant gourami tank

Like i said on facebook awesome tank man i wish i could build something like that.
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