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Old 01-01-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Building my own tank

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Has anyone ever built their own tank from scratch? I mean like a 50, 75 or 100 gallon tank. I would like to try but not sure where to start. Anyone have any ideas, besides go to Petsmart? (LOL) I know silicone stinks so do it outside, well ventilated area. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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The biggest thing is to make sure that you have enough bracing to hold the tank tightly together while the silicone is being applied and drying. I have done it out of 1x1 pieces of wood. Also, depending how many gallons you will need to make sure you build a permanent center brace.

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Also keep in mind proper glass thickness. There is a calculator some where on the web. Maybe do a search.
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