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Old 07-13-2007, 10:40 PM   #11
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a LFS has a 1200 gallon tank made form cynderblocks and concrete. it has 2 nurse sharks and a 5-6 foot green moray eel in it. they have lining like u discribed and have had it up and running for about 8 years with no problems. so if u think u can do it i say go for it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:22 PM   #12
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Why not just use plywood instead of concrete? It's cheap and far easier to work with.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:53 AM   #13
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Why not just use plywood instead of concrete? It's cheap and far easier to work with.
How would plywood work wouldn't the plywood rot????
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:38 AM   #14
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You can check out this website and it will give you plans for building a plywood/glass or a plywood/acrylic tank. For your 8' x 3' tank you cant go taller then 24" for glass or 30" for acrylic.

http://www.garf.org/

On the left side menu go to:How To-Pages and the aquarium construction and tips. Enter in the dimensions of the tank and it will give you a materials list and directions
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Why not just use plywood instead of concrete? It's cheap and far easier to work with.
How would plywood work wouldn't the plywood rot????
i thought u said u would put a cover to it anyways
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #16
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Why not just use plywood instead of concrete? It's cheap and far easier to work with.
How would plywood work wouldn't the plywood rot????
i thought u said u would put a cover to it anyways
Yes I would thank you so much for your suggestion I believe this would be the best way.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:43 PM   #17
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Just in case others out there want to build a concrete tank here is how.
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...ad.php?t=23529
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:14 PM   #18
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YOu know ive considered something similar. When I build my house (Years away) why not just dig out another room while digging the basement. This "other room" could be sealed off and used as a HUGE tank!!!! Prolly just a dream and will most likely never happen.... But I always figured if I did, Id go to the aquarium and ask about how they did it. Bass Pro shops also have those huge tanks. Essentially that is the same thing I am wanting to do. Heck, even the mall in in my midwest town has a 12hx15wx15d wall tank (my estimates)

Ive always wanted an aquarium that I need snorkel gear to clean!!!
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my LFS has a 40,000 gallon salt water tank, appears to be 2 inch thick acrylic front, and I would think cement walls. Very awesome tank, atleast 12 feet deep water, it not closer to 20...If you can dream it, it can be done...
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:14 AM   #20
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I don't know how well this would work, but why not get an old chest freezer, clean it up real nice on the inside, cut the front of it, then use glass to cover the hole, then make a tank out of it?

Maybe it's just me, but I've always had it in my head that picking up an old chest freezer, cleaning it out, and doing some minor modifications would make for a pretty sweet tank.
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