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Old 11-27-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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I need help with circle type aquarium tank

Hi,

I am new to this stuff so don't laugh . I have looked over the net but I could not find anywhere a tank with a format that I need . I would like to install an in-wall see through aquarium with circle format. By circle I mean something like the bubble/sphere ones but without the mesh. I have a rounded hole (circle) in my wall which is around 30" in diameter and 7.5" deep in which I would like to place the aquarium. Besides bubble and sphere aquariums I could not find any similar aquarium tanks. Does that mean it's not possible to make such aquarium or I was just not looking at the right places. Thanks for any suggestion and help.

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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circle from the top or circle on the viewing side?
I've seen circular aquariums--from the top that is...
I have a 10 gallon hex, and it is hexagonal at the top...
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Do you mean the shape of a circle bit with flat sides (like a cookie) or a complete sphere, like a basket ball made of glass?
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:19 AM   #4
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a basketball made of glass as Esra described it, would be a gigantic fish bowl. The circle and stuff, the ones I have seen have the flat tops and bottoms, and looking from the top, the top and bottom frame is a circle, so its like a fruit can, or something, soup can, whatever...
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i think they are talkin about a ball shape tank cut in half - mounted to the wall- but that would be wierd how would you maintain it ? light it etc - i've seen them smaller sconse (sp?) like things that get hung on the wall but no lights or filters are needed -

this sounds to me like a custom tank that needs to be MADE .
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Or could they be talking about a completely spherical tank, where it sticks out on both sides of the wall?
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Wouldn't that cause a lot of stress and strain towards the bottom of the tank to have a fish tank in the shape of sphere. It would need plenty of support throughout the wall, and yes it would have to be custom cause my friends and I have discussed it and we haven't seen a tank like that anywhere.
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I'm thinking "cookie" is what oxygen is describing, like Esra said. If this is possible, I think this would be a cool looking tank!
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In fact, it wouldn't even need to be circular. You could put a square or rectangular tank into the wall, and just make a circular opening in the wall. In this way, a person could hide things such as filter intakes and outputs behind parts of the tank that are hidden by the wall. Would make an interesting tank.
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In fact, it wouldn't even need to be circular. You could put a square or rectangular tank into the wall, and just make a circular opening in the wall. In this way, a person could hide things such as filter intakes and outputs behind parts of the tank that are hidden by the wall. Would make an interesting tank.
EXACTLY what I was going to suggest. Seems like the obvious thing to do since getting a custom made acrylic one would cost a pretty penny. Not to mention trying to figure out a stable base for something like that. The wall would have to be thick in order to hide a base capable of sustaining all of that weight.
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