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Old 09-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #1 
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Talking Making your own tank?

Well I was thinking that maybe I could make my own tank sometime in the future! So if I do that then tell me if this sounds ok for my list of things to buy:
For the tank itself:

Aqaurium Glass

Aquarium Silicone (to seal the corners,bottom,ect. of the tank to avoid leakage)

For the lid:

Well honestly i dont know how to make a lid with a light (me+ electrical work= disaster) so i will see if somebody online or whatever would custom make one.

Stand?

Wood obviously

Paint (is there a specific type or brand i should use that would be safe for the stand and won't harm my fishies?)

Thats all i can think of. Tell me your thoughts,tips, and advice please! And if any of you have built a tank before if you could give me a basic how to that would be great! And one more question: How do you measure things out so you know how many gallons the tank will hold?
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:22 PM   #2 
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I'd say be very careful lol. I heard a story from an apartment manager about someone that made themselves a 30 gallon tank, and one weekend it apparently fell apart (thankfully the people were there to take care of the fish)
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #3 
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The stand I have for my (awesome) new 10 gallon tank is a metal frame. It's surprisingly sturdy. And it gives it that "modern" look.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #4 
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I actually just got done making a custom lid for my baby 2.5 gallon. looks like a regualr hood for a 10,20, etc. only tiny. I was having trouble finding one so i figured what the heck. Turned out great, tight fit and just flip the switch and TADA light.

lol i guess thats my way of saying i might be able to help?
could post pics if you wanna see. What kind of dims. are you thinking about??

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Old 09-22-2010, 01:43 AM   #5 
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well i don't know yet because i may or may not make the tank depending on cost and space. So i dont know about the size quite yet.
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