Building your own tank - how do you do it?

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by aaronnorth, 4 Aug 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I am wanting to DIY a tank - 30" x 15" x 15"

    It is in fact for a mississippi map turtle and it only needs to be filled a third of the way so will the silicone be strong enough or will it need a brace? I am a bit wary of this :?

    where do you get glass from? and how much are glass cutters (decent but cheap).

    Can you reccomend any guides?

    I think that it is Matt who has a bit of expertise in this area? anyway all help is appreciated

    Aaron.
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep, Matt will be able to give you some tips, but probably better just to buy the glass cut to size and then just put it together yourself ;)
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    where can you get the precut glass from? I heard that it was a lot fearer than doing it yourself.
     
  4. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    why not just get one made, under £40 for a tank that size, I bought one a few months back from Wharf Aquatics. no messing about worrying if it will hold

    JOHNNY
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    totally forgot about that - that is where i am getting the turt from aswell :oops:
     
  6. Ed Seeley

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    A couple of months ago at Wharf Richard was saying they were stopping making tanks. I think they're still doing them to order but not planning to do any on site any more. Of course that may have changed as it was a few months ago.
     
  7. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    was talking to Richard yesterday, they have got rid of the unit where they made and are only doing a small amount of tanks until they finish the fishroom. looks great even though they are only 50% done :D

    JOHNNY
     

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