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Old 04-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Building an aquarium

I am planning on building an aquarium this summer. It is still in the planning process so any suggestions would be nice. My plans are having it 5 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 2 feet tall. I am also thinking about on one side, have a 2 feet by 2 feet add on top to create an open bottom effect. The glass will be 1/2" plate glass.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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If you haven't done so, price out the glass. It's almost always cheaper to buy an aquarium than build one. If you're set on building one, look up plywood aquariums.
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I have called around and i found glass for a great price. It will be cheaper to build this aquarium than buy it
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Make sure the glass is of acceptable quality. By that I mean clarity and strength.

http://www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp

Is a good calculator, obviously as your glass is 1/2 and not 3/8ths some changes would have to be made.
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