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Old 11-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Todays DIY project - glass DIY 4.2 gallon tanks

Today I made both of these. The dimensions on them 9" x 12" x 9" they are 4.2 gallon tanks. Have to let the silicone dry and then leak test them. Not sure what I am gonna do with them yet. Need to make filters for them and then get heaters.
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Nice job. what is the thickness of the glass?
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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Did you say make filters?
It would be super cool if you could make mini sumps for them or something... maybe use a one gallon rectangle tank as one for both...
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #4
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The glass is 1/8 inch thick it is from an old window. I am gonna make sponge filters for them.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:30 AM   #5
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Those would make really nice shrimp tanks, not big enough for most fish. You could conect them with an inverted tank/tube, if you are intrested I could draw some plans.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #6
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Sure I am always open to suggestions. Do you mean tube connecting the two tanks where the shrimp can travel back and forth?
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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Yes if you see my display picture or go to my thread "open bottom tanks" you will get an idea of the concept. In your case it would not be just a tower, but two going into each tank and connected at the top. If you look it up on Youtube you can get a better idea. I only have my iPad with me right now, so sorry for the bad sketch, but you should get the idea.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:50 PM   #8
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That maybe something worth trying. I will do some more research on it.
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Of course, check the thread I have and look it up on Youtube and Google. Its very simple to do and maintence is not that hard, specially with such small tanks.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:06 PM   #10
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I leak tested them yesterday 24 hrs no leaks. Now to figure out filtration heating lighting and a stand.
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