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    Airborne

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    Want peoples opinion please

    Post by Airborne on Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:39 am

    ok so i think when money gets right i wanna try and build my own tank maybe 7 ft long 3 ft wide and 2 ft high wonder how much it will cost and if i can even do it
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    Fern
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    Post by Fern on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:57 am

    You could build it out of plywood like I did my sump, but then it would be top view only...
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    Post by FishVixen on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:04 pm

    or tear apart a used tank and use that as "windows" in a plywood build.
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    Airborne

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    Post by Airborne on Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:40 pm

    I was going to try all acrylic
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    Post by FishVixen on Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:37 pm

    Hope you have some cash for those sizes, 7 x 2 would be a custom cut so check for pre-sized pieces as they are cheaper usually.
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    Airborne

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    Post by Airborne on Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:54 pm

    But my question is how hard is it to put together
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    Post by FishVixen on Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:56 pm

    not hard at all as long as you have clean smooth edges. Some large braces to hold it and your set.
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    Post by Fern on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:54 pm

    Do lots of research before hand.
    I do know a guy who builds custom stuff with acrylic, from sumps to tank you name it he can build it. If after your research you decide you dont want to try it yourself I can give you his #
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    Airborne

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    Post by Airborne on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:59 pm

    Does he charge a arm and leg?
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    Post by Fern on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:30 am

    Not sure what he charges, I do know a sheet of acrylic is along $100 now a days
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    Post by FishVixen on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:30 am

    I don't think he would. Maybe just an arm but not a leg. LOL
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    Re: Want peoples opinion please

    Post by Fern on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:54 am

    are you wanting dual overflows? I can try and get a rough price from him

    joefish72

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    Post by joefish72 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:27 pm

    http://www.glasscages.com/
    They do custom tanks, this is all they do is build tanks. You are looking at about $2000 just for the tank, then add delivery, add options like bulkheads and overflows.

    To do it yourself double that price because the materiais cost more than it does to have one built. Trust me I just went through this with wanting a glass 300 gallon. Just the glass was $2300 but glass cages wanted $1300 for a 300 gallon already assembled.
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    Post by Fern on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:09 am

    well theres your answer for a glass tank.

    Watch cragislist for a while, I got my 240g for $300 its a reef capable acrylic tank that's full of scratches. But a standard 240g is 8' x 2' x 2' so a pretty nice size if your going reef with it. You may have better luck in the ft Myers area. Are you able to haul a tank that large? I may know someone with a fairly large tank kicking around.

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    Re: Want peoples opinion please

    Post by pope on Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:36 pm

    buyer beware with glasscages.com
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    Airborne

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    Post by Airborne on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:45 pm

    yes im able to haul one that big i just want to do a fowlr sw tank with angels like emperors and achilles tangs and what not but they require large tanks
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    Re: Want peoples opinion please

    Post by Fern on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:33 pm

    I will defiantly keep an ear out for you!

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    Re: Want peoples opinion please

    Post by joefish72 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:42 pm

    pope wrote:buyer beware with glasscages.com
    You know you have to do better than that, lets hear your story.

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    Post by pope on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:44 pm

    Plenty of stories out there. Plenty.

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