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    Default The bottom half of a 29 gallon tank...


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    Built this tank a while ago out of a 29 gallon tank with a broken front pane that I found sitting at the side of the road... The light bracket is thrown together from scrap wood, and I'm working on some DIY LED lights made from a broken work light. Right now I've got a T8 aquarium light hanging from the bracket. Using an aquaclear for filtration (can't remember the model, it's the smaller one). No heater for now, it's running 72 degrees, but I may decide to add one and bump the temp up a little...

    I've had it set up a few different ways in the past, and it was in storage for a while, but now it's back as a planted easy community. I've got some assorted anubias growing on mopani driftwood, and some plastic plants filling in the back until I decide what to put there, maybe crypts, maybe some java fern... Fish stock is 1m 3f fancy guppies, and (I think) 2m 1f white clouds. I'd like to up the white cloud group, and plan on keeping an "ever-changing group" of guppies going by taking extras to the LFS when the herd gets too big...

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    What a score finding a tank like that.
    Free is one of the best things in the fish keeping world.

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    Yes it is! I've found quite a few free tanks over the years... The best one was a 45 gallon hex with stand and hood found after my hometown's big garage sale weekend years ago, still have that one in storage...

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    Very nice looking tank. Must have been fun cutting it in half, lol.
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    DIY LED light works, just need to come up with some reflectors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Very nice looking tank. Must have been fun cutting it in half, lol.
    Thanks for the compliment. As for the tank deconstruction and rebuild, it wasn't really that bad. Hardest part was getting the top trim off. The bottom trim comes off easy. Then it's just a matter of cutting the glass apart with a razor blade, cleaning all of the silicone off, cutting the front and one side in half, and glueing the glass back together. I did run the dimensions through an aquarium glass thickness calculator just to be sure that it was safe to go rimless...

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    It really isn't that hard at all in rebuilding or just re sealing a tank.

    The main thing is as long as the silicone is done correctly.

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    Light is done! Used some leftover foam core board to make a quick "shade" for the light.

    The only thing that isn't DIY is the hob filter. I keep toying with the idea of building a filter, just so everything about the tank and equipment is DIY...

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