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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.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
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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: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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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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    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.
    Thar she blows!!!

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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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    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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    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.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    check this guy out



    diyfishkeepers.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    http://www.jonolavsakvarium.com/eng_...200litres.html

    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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