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Old 03-28-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Building an Odd Shaped Tank

I'm toying with an idea for my sump. I want to build TWO tanks with these dimensions:
Height: 17''
Width: 11''
Length: 14''
I used http://www.garf.org/tank/BuildTank.asp to calculate the materials.

My first question is where would I find the top and bottom frames for this?
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why such odd dimensions if you dont mind me asking
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what frame?
since when do tanks have frames?
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why such odd dimensions if you dont mind me asking
Long story. Basically, my main tank is only 55 gallons; so my stand limits the size of sump I can fit in it. A standard 10 gallon tank doesn't even fit. I have two 5 1/2 gallon tanks in there right now. They are just too small and water evaperates from them too quickly.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:11 PM   #5
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My first question is where would I find the top and bottom frames for this?
I imagine you'd have to create them if you wanted them
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:12 PM   #6
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Build the frames out of wood. Or better yet, since it is sump, build a plywood tank.
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If you follow the garf instructions your tank is braced with 2" wide strips of the material your building your sump out of, no frame needed

glass cages adds a center brace and trianglar corner braces under strip braces if you want make your tank like a brick out-house.
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