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PostSubject: Custom Built Tanks   Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:24 pm

Has anyone tired making their own tanks? either glass or acrylic?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:04 pm

wouldnt dare mate. would imagine the pieces would have to be spot on size wise. My Diy skills arent the best and unless it was in a fish house I wouldnt dare risk it
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:18 pm

its not worth making your own unless you can get the glass really cheap as class is now exspensive.
ive just orderd nine tanks 30x15x15 and they are costing me £23 each i could,nt buy the class for that.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:23 pm

deano wrote:
its not worth making your own unless you can get the glass really cheap as class is now exspensive.
ive just orderd nine tanks 30x15x15 and they are costing me £23 each i could,nt buy the class for that.

Excellent price mate, where was that from?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:48 pm

from a local tank builder he makes all the tanks for fish inc
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:21 pm

Cool, in no need for anymore atm but if I do will let you know lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:50 pm

no probs
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:44 pm

I've built my own tanks in the past but don't do it anymore. It's not hard if you have the right tools and a carpeted bench.

Cheaper and easier to buy pre-built tanks. The only reason I would consider doing it again is if I needed some specific dimensions or something that was really big, maybe 100+ gallons.

I have been cutting my own lids though.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:58 pm

I used to do it too, But they never looked as good as a shop bought tank It's hard to get the proper silicone without the antibacterial ingredient.

Now I keep an eye out for 2nd and free (yes they are out there) tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:40 pm

huh good job i read this! I was going to build a tank thinking it would be cheaper. lol. oh well
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PostSubject: home made fish tanks?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:46 pm

somethingsmellsfishy wrote:
huh good job i read this! I was going to build a tank thinking it would be cheaper. lol. oh well

there was a nice 5ft tank on aquarist classified last week... I just didnt have spare cash Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Built Tanks   Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:59 pm

Darren Balch wrote:
Has anyone tired making their own tanks? either glass or acrylic?

My hubby did back in the early 80's when the latest craze just happened to be 'self assembly' fish tanks! He put his elbow thru it a week later which ruined my hall ceiling so that stopped his fish keeping for a while! Thank heavens it's cheaper to buy now I have started up again lol!
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PostSubject: fish tanks home made :(   Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:38 pm

I would always recommend buying rather than making one diy, some things are best left to the experts...

alot of good second hand fish tanks can be found if your patient and keep looking around.

I got a 4 foot one recently with lid and lights for £40 Smile
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