Thread: Here's a thought!
01-20-2009, 10:53 AM #1
Here's a thought!
There must be something in my coffee.
Been sitting here, pondering a new tank. I like the number 75 so, 75 gallons is what I want.
A custom made tank made mostly of marble. Bottom, back are solid marble. Sides and front like window frames.
Marble would look like this:
I am thinking this tank would be crazy heavy. But meh... :D I'd use white sand to give it a dramatic effect, maybe even go with real plants.
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01-20-2009, 11:32 AM #2
Depends. What fish do you plan to keep.
Marble raises pH. It is basically limestone. If you don't plan t keep rift lake cichlids or similar you will need to seal it (the marble) very well.Do as I say. Not as I do.
01-20-2009, 11:51 AM #3
Sounds cool, but it would probably be easier to use some linoleum counter top or something as a background, and build a window frame/box around the whole tank. That way you wouldn't have any weight issues!Lindsay
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01-20-2009, 01:07 PM #4
If you build a tank out of marble you will not be able to move it without a fork lift.You will have trouble in later years with the sealent peeling off the marble.You would have a world of headaches with that,but it would look cool.
I agree with Lindsey on this.Get a glass tank and get some marble like laminent and use it as a background.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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01-20-2009, 05:02 PM #5
that wouldnt work too well. you could however put marble under the tank and on the outside of the back