My goldfishes need a bigger home, and I'm gonna give it to them, even if I can't afford one of the $150 aquariums at my LFS
I used the DIY tool website that was linked in this section's sticky to look up materials and plans for an acrylic 45-gal
. It looks simple enough, but of course, I do not want to build something that will be holding a ton of water with ignorance. I've never built anything extravagant but I know how to use all the tools and materials I was told I would need.
Again, I have never made anything that supports a lot of water weight. I'm afraid, particularly, of the scenario where I find myself being pestered by hundreds of small leaks in the process.
Any advice? What is the best way to test before filling? Thanks