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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Home made tank

Pricing glass is very exspensive ive found that buying second hand glass off ebay from old office spaces works out very cheap.

people renovate their offices and sell off the old glass walls.

make sure its normal float glass before you buy it though.

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I will be doing the same, let me know what you come up with.
I went to one of my lfs and got a price on a 125 us gal. tank it would be $325. I think I can make one a lot cheaper so I am going to price up all the materials I need once I decide on the final design.

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75 gal tank w/ 5 O\'s 2 Albino, 1 Tiger, 1 Red, 1 Lemon. All Juveniles. Building (1) 150 gal tank soon to be ready for spring. Hope to get a breeding pair out of the 5 I have.
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Well I went and got some plywood today and cut the bottom, sides, front and back pieces for my tank. I found a great website maybe you all know it already http://www.garf.org/ under the DIY section there is great info on tank building.
I am using the instructions for a plywood/Acrylic tank. The tank will be 24x24x60 150 gal.
I will let you all know how it is coming out but I don't have a camera at the moment so for now all I can do is type...

Name - Miah, Age - 36, Gender - Male, Location - Rhode Island

75 gal tank w/ 5 O\'s 2 Albino, 1 Tiger, 1 Red, 1 Lemon. All Juveniles. Building (1) 150 gal tank soon to be ready for spring. Hope to get a breeding pair out of the 5 I have.
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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Home made tank

good on ya u will find coz u built it yr self that u will appreciate it more.

im doing my 180gallon tank soon attempting to build the hood,cabinet,plumbing & sump myself.

hood & cabinet is gonna be interesting as i can barely see straight let alone cut wooden sheets straight
(maybe i should just lay of the booze for a while)
lol

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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:Home made tank

i also have been looking into building my own tank and have found a website that might be usefull in your endevour

www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp

hope this comes in handy for you

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Miahl71 replied the topic: Re:Home made tank

necromancer4 wrote:

i also have been looking into building my own tank and have found a website that might be usefull in your endevour

www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp

hope this comes in handy for you


Check a few posts ago I had already gave that link, thanks. its a great
site there are a few good ones out there on tank building. My project has stalled a little right now but all I have left is to add the pieces of glass to the front and then I will start making my filtration system. I can't wait until its done so my fish have a nice big home.

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