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Old 09-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys i am making a area for all my salt water aquarium stuff its a big store bought closet thing as big as a entertainment center its got a big shelf up top that goes all the way across i want ti put a water tank up there so i can fill it with water once a month so i dont have to carry water through the house everytime i need to top off or water change the tank will hold freshwater so i can mix the saltwater beneath it or get some for top offs my question is would it be better to build a tank or buy one from a boat magazine it will be made of plasttic i guess. wat do ya think build or buy?
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had you thought of checking craigslist for a cheap tank that would fit the approximate demensions of your space?
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right now i am looking at a plasticmart tank builder site and was scared to death at the price lol but no not yet will check in a few
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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I would suggest a plastic tub rather than glass - lighter, cheaper & doesn't break.

One thing I would check is if that shelf is sturdy enough to hold a tank of water .... most of the premade cabinets are not built to take a lot of weight. You might want to put the water tank at the bottom & invest in a small pump.
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well my dad is pretty good at carpentry i had him inspect the area for the tank he said it should hold.
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