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  1. #1

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    Good luck with the community tank!  You WILL post pics when it's up and running!  Welcome to AC BTW - Mith for ur tank ! welcome to AC ! - Neon im not a good hug'er - rookie Grats on the fry! - Northernguy To go with your beer!  Thanks for the help! - dragoonwoman 
    Thanks for playing Mafia! - Agassizii Happy Holidays - Northernguy Hey!  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!! - Mith Welcome to AC. - Brookfish For your pancake bunny - Cliff 
    aww thanks LOL  (Mith welling up with tears) LOL - Mith For all your help and patience!!!!! - fish00053 That was the greatist thing ever - Pele A new cory for your 10 gallon - Cliff For the  help - Rue 
    Dude that's the funniest signature I've seen on this site. Have a beer. - harpua2002 A piece of cake to thank everybody that posted in my anniversary thread for their kind words. - gadget228 For getting too close to pleco's breeding rabbits. - gadget228 Awesome sig, make me chuckle :) - FinalJenemba Merry Xmas! Hope U have a good one! Thanks for all the DIY help! :) - Mrs.JayMay23 

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    So I have a 400g tank I got for cheap. It was leaking when I got it, so I tore it down and got it all moved down into my basement. Dimensions were 10'x30"x30". During the process there were a few chips around the edges, as each sheet weight almost 250lb and myself and my friends had a hell of a time getting it moved to my house and to my basement. Because of the chips and the fact that it failed before WITHOUT the chips, I have decided to not just reassemble this as it was, but to make a plywood tank. If you had these sheets, how would you handle it? Currently I am thinking of doing a 10'l x 3'W x 30"d plywood tank, also considering doing an L shaped tank since I have both the front and back panes to work with. The bottom has several holes drilled in it and many different braces siliconed to it, and the top is nothing but a patchwork piece of smaller glass chunks. The smaller sides are totally in tact, so using those are in play as well, though I can easily just toss them or repurpose them.

    Any suggestions, advice, or thoughts on how you would do this? Taking any an all suggestions.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

  2. #2

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    L shaped tank would be sweet, but would take up a ton of room with those size panes. 10x3x30" is a great footprint and plywood tanks aren't that hard to build anymore thanks to the web. anything in particular you want to know about plywood builds?
    Thar she blows!!!

  3. #3

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    Good luck with the community tank!  You WILL post pics when it's up and running!  Welcome to AC BTW - Mith for ur tank ! welcome to AC ! - Neon im not a good hug'er - rookie Grats on the fry! - Northernguy To go with your beer!  Thanks for the help! - dragoonwoman 
    Thanks for playing Mafia! - Agassizii Happy Holidays - Northernguy Hey!  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!! - Mith Welcome to AC. - Brookfish For your pancake bunny - Cliff 
    aww thanks LOL  (Mith welling up with tears) LOL - Mith For all your help and patience!!!!! - fish00053 That was the greatist thing ever - Pele A new cory for your 10 gallon - Cliff For the  help - Rue 
    Dude that's the funniest signature I've seen on this site. Have a beer. - harpua2002 A piece of cake to thank everybody that posted in my anniversary thread for their kind words. - gadget228 For getting too close to pleco's breeding rabbits. - gadget228 Awesome sig, make me chuckle :) - FinalJenemba Merry Xmas! Hope U have a good one! Thanks for all the DIY help! :) - Mrs.JayMay23 

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    Would you suggest using just epoxy resin, or fiberglass with the resin?
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

  4. #4

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    from what I have read, most will use fiberglass in the corners for added strength and just epoxy or liquid rubber overtop.
    Thar she blows!!!

  5. #5

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    Awesome, this better turn into a long drawn out journal....

    But here's my thoughts on the build:

    Height - I'd say aim for 36" - 42". That way you have some plywood around the glass.
    Length - I'd do 12', that way you have 1' plywood on each end.
    Width - see height

    Unless my calcs are off, this would end up being a 1000g to 1100g tank depending on the amount it is filled.

    One other option would be a penisula tank, have this serve as a divider of rooms, if you have a large open space, have one side as a "man cave" and the other as a fish room, it'd stick out from the wall about 15' after you take filtration into account, and you would use both long pieces and 1 side panel

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  7. #7

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    how thick are your panes? over 30" high it is suggested to go thicker than 0.5" (which is a common thickness for large panes).
    Thar she blows!!!

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