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  1. Default Custom 40 gallon Aquarium?


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    Hey guys I was just wondering if anyone here has ever built a custom tank before?

    I live in an area that doesn't have a LFS or chain store near by and was nervous about ordering one online because most of the reviews I read for various sites listed damaged tanks as a pretty common occurrence. I am pretty handy and have made some custom furniture before. I have a local glass store near by that I can get the panels cut at, so I was just wondering if anyone here has ever made one before? I watched a couple of videos on youtube and seems pretty straight forward.

    My thought was to make a 40 gallon with the following dimensions:

    36 1/2" Long
    18 1/2" Wide
    16 3/4" High

    I was planning on using 1/4" thick glass panels.

    Any thoughts or experiences with this type of project are most welcome.

    Thanks
    Rich

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    I would go a little thicker on the glass for a 40 gallon bout 1/2 an inch thick. Just due to all the weight you want the glass itself to be able to stand up to the pressure.

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    +1 to the above

    At those measurements, you actually have closer to 48 gallons of water.

    Don't forget about bracing the top of the aquarium as well
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    If you need top and/or bottom frames -

    http://www.glasscages.com/?sAction=ViewCat&lCatID=43
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    As alternative, google uero bracing aquariums
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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