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Old 09-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #1 
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Building my own 3 gallon cube :)

So I recently bought this little guy.


He needed a home, so I picked up this plastic box at Michaels, it holds about 2 gallons.
Didn't take long for me to get bored with it... about two days.

So I decided to build my own 3 gallon cube for this dude.
I am using 1/4 glass to build a cube that is 9x9x9.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:16 PM   #2 
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That's amazing! I've always wanted to build my own cube, just never had the guts to try!
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:19 PM   #3 
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Oh..I may try this out when summer comes. May be fun. I'd love to see a tutorial of you making it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #4 
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My finder works at a window factory, I'm gonna get him to take home some scrap pieces so I can build something. What will you use for a topper?
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:40 PM   #5 
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If you have a lowes, lowes carries accrylic and plexiglass and they can cut it for you, so all youu gotta do is put it together.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #6 
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Sadly we don't, I'd make acrylic tanks instead LOL
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #7 
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I had the glass cut at a local glass shop. The original idea was to cut my own using old broken or leaking tanks but I couldn't find any donations. I chose 1/4 because I felt better about handling thicker glass than thin. They sanded all the edges for me to so they didn't have any sharp corners.

For a top I plan to go visit a local shop that does acrylic fabrication. I'm going to have him make something similar to the lid on the Fluval Spec. It won't completely cover the top but it will cover around the top edge.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #8 
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That looks great! Can't wait to see it all finished :)
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #9 
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Update...
Tank is all together, rubber feet are attached, rear glass is frosted... just got to let it fully cure and then get the lid made.

This is kind of what the lid will be like.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:20 PM   #10 
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WOW! This looks amazing. Makes me want to build something now.

If you don't mind me asking. What was the cost of materials?
Good call on going with the .25". Excess > deficient.
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