I'm beginning plan my next fish tank and I want to get one of the tanks listed above.
What in wondering is are there any drawbacks to bow fronts? Do they come in glass? Is it harder to find a nice stand/canopy for it? Ect.
I'm guessing there are no 55g bow fronts? All I've seen looking tonite was 46 and 72
I have 46 bow front and just purchased a 55 regular. Both are glass. I haven't set up the 55 so I can't say much about it. Its a foot longer than the bow front. Depending on the fish you put in, I'm sure they may like the extra length. I purchased my bow front from Craigslist about 6 years ago. It came with tank, stand, cover, light and filter. All for $250.
But when u scratch an acrylic tank you can buff it out. You scratch a glass tank you're screwed.
And since you work with acrylic already, maybe you can make a big bow front tank, if you happen to have a way to heat up a piece that big.
I have a CNC machine and can cut everything out easily. I just cut 80 letters out of 3/8 aluminum so acrylic would be easy... I just dont know how to go about heating and bending the front piece
Plus I've never actually built a fish tank before so I wouldn't want my first project to be something that would completely flood my bedroom if a seam fails
I've got a goldfish that's been growing rapidly going from one to 3-4inches since I got him in June so maybe I should go for the extra space. Ideally I would go as big as possible but I don't want to stress the floor too bad. The last thing I need is my floor collapsing into the crawlspace below
Lol if your house can't handle a 72 gallon tank I'd say you got different things to worry about. I never build a tank before either but its real easy, you just have to prep your edges real good and make sure everything is squared off before applying cement.