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Old 05-19-2010, 07:27 AM   #51
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That is an enormously better idea! I don't know why I was being so stubborn about drilling the bottom of the tank. Thank you Greenmaster! Did you happen to look at the lighting I am considering? I would like to get as many opinions on it as possible. Thank you again!
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:31 AM   #52
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I do DIY MH so I'm not sure but it looks okay.
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Mine is a Top Fin aquarium I am sure. I managed to find it on Petsmart.com but I couldn't verify whether or not it has tempered sides and bottom or just the bottom. After looking around I think i might just try my hand at very carefully drilling the bottom lol. Either that or does anyone have advice on how to build my own aquarium?
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Well I looked around and found some stuff on making my own tank. The craziest thing to me is that from what I read the glass on the bottom of the tank is entirely supported by silicone, is that correct? I plan on building something like a 150 if I build my own so that would be a ton of weight on the bottom glass!
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I was going to build my own glass aquarium but I was going much larger then you... The main reason I ended up getting it made for me is I didn't want to buy the equipment to grind the glass to the perfect size... I could not find a glass shop that would guarantee me the size I wanted with no more then 1/16" variation, with the window of error they were giving me it was not practical to try and fill the gaps that would be created as it would weaken the tank too much... I went to an aquarium manufacturing location and watched how they got the glass to the perfect size and decided I would let them build it for me... you may be able to find a glass place that would take the cut sheets and grind them to be the proper size with square/strait edges. But the three major glass places in my city would not/could not.
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Where did you get your aquarium? I think I am actually going to risk trying to drill the bottom of my aquarium because I am hard headed. I keep going back and forth but we will see what the end product is.
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If you look at my location I am in BC, Canada. I got it made at the local (sort of local... 200 miles away) aquarium builders... they build aquariums for all the pet stores in a wide radius and they are the closest builders to me... located in Victoria BC. (I don't remember the name as they do not have a store front, they want people to order from the LFS and not directly from them... but with a tank my size I was an exception)
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