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Old 01-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #1 
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Tank Building Project

Over winter-beak I decided to build a fish tank, and now I am nearly complete. All that remains it to make sure it's leak proof! The silicon has been drying for about 13 days. It's 12x12x12 which is approx. 7.5g with a wooden frame and attached lighting feature. Sorry the images are so large I tried to resize them.



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Old 01-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #2 
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Ooo, that looks cool! Nice work!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #3 
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Wow thats nice I can't wait to see it all set up.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:54 PM   #4 
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Thats awesome hoping there are no leaks......
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:37 AM   #5 
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Nice! :)

As long as it passes the leak test, you will definitely have to post pictures with fish and plants in it.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:50 AM   #6 
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that is great looking! I am actually starting to build my own little setup now too. Horray for custom tank stuffs!! lol

question: where did you find such little trim for the corners??
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Well unfortunately the tank didn't pass the leak test however it was a very minor leak that has hopefully been sealed.
CjRager89, The trim is corner trim typically found in the trim and molding or mill-work section of your local hardware store, I got mine from Menard's. You have to buy it in 8+ ft. sections however.
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CjRager89, The trim is corner trim typically found in the trim and molding or mill-work section of your local hardware store, I got mine from Menard's. You have to buy it in 8+ ft. sections however.
The smallest the Home Depot and Lowes near me cary is 1 x 1 trim. Guess Im out of luck.
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The smallest the Home Depot and Lowes near me cary is 1 x 1 trim. Guess Im out of luck.
Hate to say it but it does seem like you out of luck on using wood. Mine's 1/2in, I believe. Some hardware stores carry corner pieces of aluminum in ~8ft sections, found in the hardware section, it's typically used in machining but could be used to build a frame. Aluminum is fairly soft and easy to drill threw, and doesn't rust which is a plus!. I personally think treated wood looks better, but I believe aluminum could be used.
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