Building a tank

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by lstratton, 29 Sep 2008.

  1. lstratton

    lstratton Member

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    So I have this alcove, which a normal tank just won't fit into properly, so have been thinking about getting one made, or doing it myself, kind of.
    Anyway, my question would be if I get the glass all cut for me and then I silicone it together, is that all that needs to be done, or do I need a specific aquarium design company to do this for me?
    Also, what do you reckon, if you know, the price of having a 60x60x60 cube would cost me? I don't want anything special with it, just the usual aquarium glass and maybe ledges like clearseal aquariums, so that I can put a cover glass on, to prevent water loss, but that would be all, I'd be adding an external filter with in line heater and probably one of the arcadia luminaires.
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    it is fine to do everything yourself, bearing in mind if anything goes wrong then it is your fault ;)

    some corner clamps help.

    this is a good guide: http://www.fishforums.net/content/Aquar ... sic-Guide/

    you might want to rethink about having 60cm height as lighting becomes a problem, not to mention maintenance
     
  3. big chris

    big chris Newly Registered

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    http://www.aquariums.ltd.uk/

    best build quality i have seen for a long time, and they are very well built from the three i have seen, also you can have optiwhite on any/all sides if you wish,

    hth

    chris
     
  4. lstratton

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    thanks for that, I'll have a search on those links. :)
     

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