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cody.sheridan-2008
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PostSubject: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyFri Apr 13, 2012 2:27 pm

I mentioned this in my intro thread and thought I would put up a couple of pics of it. 'It' is a 1200x1200x500mm aquarium I just made Very Happy . 720L of South American 'god'ness DIY Aquarium 1153438146 DIY Aquarium 1650918589

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyFri Apr 13, 2012 11:21 pm

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Me Gusta!!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptySat Apr 14, 2012 6:32 am

Doug wrote:
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptySat Apr 14, 2012 6:12 pm

Awesome! Can't wait to see the fish in it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyMon Apr 16, 2012 4:17 am

kfenk wrote:
Awesome! Can't wait to see the fish in it Smile

Me too!!! Still not sure what the stocking will be... always wanted an SA Arowana (asinas are crap IMO) maybe some Peacock bass (had some before and love them though my parents killed them when I was away for a week). Possibly big enough for some motoro rays as well... one day.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyMon Apr 16, 2012 5:57 am

Hmmm yea you could breed motoro rays in it. Good money in that Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyMon Apr 16, 2012 6:11 am

cool, I wasn't sure it would be big enough for them. I might try and get a pair of them then Very Happy and have a go at breeding. When my parents find out, I will put the blame on you hahaha cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 10:03 am

Well I told my parents that I wanted to try and breed the rays and they just laughed at me and told me they are way too expensive and to get something else. Evil or Very Mad

It ain't there decision though so I will be going ahead with it. Very Happy Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 11:17 pm

parent: Son, we just noticed some rays in your tank.

you: Really?! How on earth did they get in there?

parent: do you think we are dumb?

you: Nope, but here is a few thousand dollars i made from breeding them to go to bali for a week on me!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 1:38 am

Doug wrote:
parent: Son, we just noticed some rays in your tank.

you: Really?! How on earth did they get in there?

parent: do you think we are dumb?

you: Nope, but here is a few thousand dollars i made from breeding them to go to bali for a week on me!

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hahaha I would never give them money Laughing . I would just spend it on things that would annoy and disappoint them more

parents: how is it that you can afford that festool router and domino jointer at $1500 each?

me: umm selling things...

parent: what things? Suspect

me: my motoro stingray pups

parents: ohhhh I was thinking something else...

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 5:57 am

You could always put your aquarium building skills to good use and build custom aquariums for other people... I'm sure there's some money to be made there Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 6:21 am

kfenk wrote:
You could always put your aquarium building skills to good use and build custom aquariums for other people... I'm sure there's some money to be made there Smile

maybe... I would just have to find a supplier for the glass so I can get the costs down. I could cut it myself but don't know where I could find the sheets of glass, any ideas (not second hand)? This one was $230 for the glass (two panes are from an older cracked 4 ft). I think I am a few big tanks off a professional product though. I don't think there would be much money in it unless one could find a cheap glass supply.

But seriously, it was one of the easiest things I have ever made.

Taking orders if anyone wants one DIY Aquarium 1153438146 . Not so much for profit as experience. DIY Aquarium 3235774899 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Aquarium   DIY Aquarium EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 am

Thats one sweet tank, I wish I had one that size for a grow out tank! Laughing
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