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Old 10-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
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I would definitely go with fiberglass with an acrylic window. Here are some companies to check out:
Waterdog Products, Inc.
http://www.fiberglasscreations.com/
http://www.redewald.com/
http://fiberglassprofessionals.com/contact/
http://www.aquaculturetanks.com/
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:27 PM   #12
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Here's another thread which might be helpful from the Cichlid Forum, man added 800 gallons to existing 800 gallon tank, Cichlid-Forum :: View topic - Making the 800 gallon 800 gallons bigger!!!.
Was very interesting to follow but also kind of sad. . .
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #13
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Guess I need to watch the movie again too.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #14
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Forgot about that movie, used to love it! Still laugh at the keyboard as being 'quaint'!
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:54 PM   #15
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Same thread on another site, not updated quite as recently

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thanks evreone for ur input im gona check out the threads that were sugested and see what i can draw from them i am wanting to build a tank big enuff to support 10 or so vary large catfish of diffrent breeds mostly iv always wanted a red tail catfish. maby put some other exotics in there also i was thinking lexan but i dont want it to get a lot of scraches in it. my girlfreinds glass tank she has her bull head in has mulitipul scraches in it from him and hes only 10 in long. and besides who wouldnt want a big *** fish tank
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i forgot to say that the tank will be concret on 3 sides and the first 2 foot at the bottom in front with a concret header and 12in veritcal support in the center
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So when is this all going down? When are you planning construction?
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you should put some peacock bass in it
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dont know when construction will begin still in the thinking stages. but i have concluded that it wont be in the basment mostly bc of the humidity that and i only have 7ft celings in the basment so i will mostlikly hold off till the garage gets built and put it in there make a room just for fish in there and use it like a living room. that and iv been trying to find out how thick of glass i will want to use so i can price it out but i fuigur if i get the plan thought thru then i can at least poor the concrete then set up the filters and pumps(still in the thinking stages) then do the glass last but i want a thickness bc i am gona recese the glass in to the concrete another fish i thought about putting in ther is a placo iv always wanted a huge placo
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