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Old 02-15-2005, 11:21 PM  
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Anyone ever built their own aqarium using plexiglass/plastic or anything similiar? I have an area I would like to wall in but would like to inlay a tank but the dimensions I need I cannot find anywhere.

Anyone know any good DIY books or online websites?



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Old 03-13-2005, 03:27 AM  
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Here is a good DIY on using glass:

http://members.shaw.ca/wmastop/bigtank/Startb~1.htm



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Old 03-16-2006, 08:34 PM  
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This is an interesting subject. I'd love to see some pictures of built-ins and other aquarium ideas from the members.

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Seems like a lot of work. I have a 100 gallon tank with cichlids and can't imagine taking care of even larger tanks. Once I get my digicam working I will post pictures of it. I built a custom oak stand for it.

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Old 03-25-2006, 05:16 PM  
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you might want to take a look at this article on about.com http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/aqu...20897diyaq.htm

it references some dimension calculation tools. It seems that the most important aspects are going to be in the thickness of glass you choose and the sealants. (or maybe not, I never tried building a tank before )

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:21 PM  
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maybe contact these guys. they do custom plexi tanks and have one in their showroom. they are total cool guys too.

www.plasticareinc.com
they sell everything you could possibly need and are very helpful.

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Anyone ever built their own aqarium using plexiglass/plastic or anything similiar? I have an area I would like to wall in but would like to inlay a tank but the dimensions I need I cannot find anywhere.

Anyone know any good DIY books or online websites?
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