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Old 08-01-2013, 02:55 AM   #21
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If I do it 1'w 3'h and 6'L it will be 135 gallons. I think that's what I will do. Thank you for the help!
No no no. 1ft wide is waaaay to small. 2ft wide minimum if it was me, ,I'd go with 3ft wide
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Yeah but if he adds that into his dimensions the tank will be 400 gallons
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Yeah but if he adds that into his dimensions the tank will be 400 gallons
Well he will need it. And OP, if your gonna build this, you will need 3 more people to help you move the 3/4 inch thick glass. When your done, the tank empty will weigh over 800lbs or more so just think about these things. A pond is easier and just as enjoyable IMO
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:03 AM   #24
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I wouldn't think 400 gallons is necessarily needed for 6 goldies :p I mean it wouldn't hurt one but they would love the room. I'd say at most 200-250. But he could add more with 400.
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Ok. Between us three kids (at my place) we have three dressers if put to gether would hold a 6' by 2' tank. But would they be stronge enough to hold the 135 gallons? They are made of composite wood(compressed woodchips and glue, like school desks)
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Ok. Between us three kids (at my place) we have three dressers if put to gether would hold a 6' by 2' tank. But would they be stronge enough to hold the 135 gallons? They are made of composite wood(compressed woodchips and glue, like school desks)
No. A 135g tank full of water alone will weigh 1135lbs. Plus substrate and tank weight
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That wouldn't work for a stand my man... You would be way better off just getting the measurements you need and carrying it to a hardware store, getting some 2 x 4's cut and then some wood screws and someone with a drill and the right bits.
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That wouldn't work for a stand my man... You would be way better off just getting the measurements you need and carrying it to a hardware store, getting some 2 x 4's cut and then some wood screws and someone with a drill and the right bits.
Id stay safe and do 4x4s for the structure
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Yes actually I agree because that's about 1500+ pounds with everything for the tank.
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Ok I think ill just make it a 135 gallon, and make a new stand. But ill make it 2' wide and ajust the length and hight acording. And I'm a she not a he by the way .......
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