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  1. Default Building a large aquarium

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    I am designing an aquarium 8 Ft. by 8 Ft. and 3 Ft. deep. I was planning a plexiglass bottom and glass sides. I need to know how to make this work. This will be a salt water aquarium. I got a good idea on the base to put on but keeping this big thing together is another story. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Lightbulb 1436g !

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    Look at the 'DIY Tank' threads on the 'Monsterfishkeeper' forum for HEAPS of ideas. [If you are serious,] You have a plywood build in your future.
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    I said this to the last person who came here claiming to be building a mega-tank. Do you really have the hundreds of thousands of dollars it's going to take to get a tank this size up and running? If so, don't you think maybe you should get a professional involved rather than polling some folks on the internet?
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    plexiglass and glass won't bond together well. you're going to have to look into a plywood build and 'frame off' your viewing windows. it's the cheapest, most reliable option for a tank that size.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    I will be building this tank in the Philipines. Prices are allot cheaper there. Thinking of using sea water to fill this.

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    Plywood aquarium good ida thank you but now the question is Will a plexigass bottom and glass sides work. Plexiglass would make it easier for me to cut holes for the filter ans water return. Cutting holes in glass brings up a hole other set of problems. If i use plexiglass sides how would i keep the plexiglass clean without scratching it.. Thank you for the ideas so far, really appreciate it.

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    the bottom would be plywood coated with a waterproofing material (example, pond armour). you can easily install bulkheads and/or drains this way. the only glass would be your viewing windows. you could have one window, or multiple windows depending on your plans.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    check this guy out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs

    Looks of plywood tank ideas online.

    Good info Crispy!
    I like this guys design because it can be disassembled and moved then reassembled and resealed

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