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Old 02-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #1 
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Talking Betta compound - DIY project

I have 9 5 gallon tanks which at this moment are spread all over the house so my husband and I have decided to build a betta compound in our front room. It is going to be amazing! We have the skeleton of the base done so far which can also house 4 ten gallon tanks in the base if needed. The actual tank housing with be cubes, 5 across and 2 high. I am going to buy 1 more 5 gallon to make 10 total. The base is 8 feet wide, 24 inches deep, and 27 inches high. The housing will be 8 feet wide, 16 inches deep and 4 feet high (each cube 18 in wide, 16 in deep and 2 ft tall). Here are pictures of the progress so far. You will have to excuse the super messy garage! I will continue to update this thread with the progress...



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Old 02-21-2011, 11:03 PM   #2 
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Wow that looks amazing! Great job!

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:10 PM   #3 
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Wow! Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the results. (And garages are SUPPOSED to be messy, haha.)
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I look forward to seeing it covered in tanks!
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What a nice hubby!
Definitely have to post pics when done!
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #6 
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Wow that looks amazing! Great job!

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:16 PM   #7 
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Thanks everyone...and I have to admit my husband is pretty amazing! :) I just helped clamp wood together while he did everything else.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:18 PM   #8 
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Hey, Clamping is the MOST important job! That's like 90% of the work right there.

BTW: I love that in your sig the husband comes AFTER the Bettas and all the other pets.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:16 AM   #9 
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This is similar to my "Barrack" idea, my boyfriend will be building it ;) it will be five foot high two foot wide and a foot deep. it will have four shelves plus storage underneath. each shelf will hold one tank (just under 2 foot long, one foot deep and 16 or so cm's tall. each single tank will have a filter/heater bay at the rear and each tank will have its own light,filter and heater.
It will hold 24 fish. ON TOP of this tank i will have the current planted tank aside for spawning, ill have a female sorority (currently i have 7 girls but ill have maybe 10-12 ladies in total) and my eight bay tank :)

and it all started with one little fish :)
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #10 
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I haven't been able to get on as much and post the last couple of day. I want to post some updated photos of the "compound"...

The base/stand finished out. We just painted it all black last night. I will post pictures later.






These are the cubes that will fit each 5 gallon. You can see the blue base to one of the 5 gallons on top to give it a little proportion.



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