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Old 04-03-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Ok its like almost two in the morning but I had a major brain storm, I have been looking into building my own fish tank (from scratch) the problem in running in to is that I want to build something unique, so as I was coming back from the kitchen (armed with Cheetos and white chocolate truffles) I walked by my daughters doll house and a lightswitch turn on in my head so fast it almost exploded. So after sitting down and doing some doodles this is what I've come up with. I am going to turn this dollhouse into a fish tank! I'm going to cut extra spaces for windows to see inside the tank and its completely open on the back which promotes easy access to the back of the tank. thoughts, feelings, ideas?

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Wow! That'll be cool! what size tank are we looking at here?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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The Poor Dollys

Did you consult the dollhouse's owner?

:P

How many gallons is it going to hold? And what fish are you thinking to put in it?
Also wont the heater burn the wood? I am not a very much of a D.I.Y person!
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The Poor Dollys

Did you consult the dollhouse's owner?

:P

How many gallons is it going to hold? And what fish are you thinking to put in it?
Also wont the heater burn the wood? I am not a very much of a D.I.Y person!
Well I'm not going to use hers, the dollhouse was bought from hobby lobby it comes in a kit do I am able to build it myself
I think just a 10 gallon would fit in it perfectly, haven't decided on fish. And no the heater wouldn't burn the wood because after taking some measurements I figured a 10 gallon tank is about 12 in and with the hood its about 15 give or take, the house is about 20 in if I don't include the second floor during construction. sorry I had posted the wrong dollhouse here is the one it would be made out of

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Cool!

Good Luck
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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I was just kinda wanting some feed back on this idea, good, bad, it doesn't matter
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Why not just a buy tank which is less hard work e.t.c

Have you ever kept fish before?

I am not the creative type !
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Why not just a buy tank which is less hard work e.t.c

Have you ever kept fish before?

I am not the creative type !
Lol yes I've kept fish before, currently I have a 29 gallon, 2 10 gallons, and a 2 gallon, 29 gallon has guppies and Mollies, 10 gallon is empty awaiting my guppy fry whenever Tilly decides to have her babies. Seems like she's been pregnant forever. I've thought about putting one of the 10 gallons in there instead of building one
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Nice little selection

Maybe in the future you move onto other fish.

I dont breed any of mine and if they do they are by accident.

I just like watching a different range of fish live together very interesting.
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Nice little selection

Maybe in the future you move onto other fish.

I dont breed any of mine and if they do they are by accident.

I just like watching a different range of fish live together very interesting.
I wasn't intending for mine to breed, I knew nothing about guppies when I had gotten them so I don't know how fast they breed.
I had goldfish but they were allot of upkeep they are very messy fish
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