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Old 06-24-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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In need of a large tank

Hi to all.. I am a new member here and also totally new to aquariums, never had any, but now i am in need of one.. So, as I seem to be in trouble i thought that the more experienced guys here would help me.(by the way i hope i m posting in the right place, sorry if not!)

I need a large tank for a project at my university. It is not going ot be used for fish, but as a pool for a small model boat. It's dimensions shoule be about 270cm*100cm*40cm. (length*width*depth). That makes around 1000liters of water. I searched a lot over the internet for a large glass aquarium but did not find anything at these dimensions. Can someone help me please and tell me where will I find that tank or where can i have one built to order? (Pref. in Europe) I was told that glass is the best material for that and not plex glass as it is much cheaper and will not have any problems but i am still looking on it. Also if someone can i would like an approximation of such a tanks price (so if it is too expensive for the university to pay i start looking for something else..)

Thank you for your time and help,
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Try Craigslist.com for your area. Lots of good deals on tanks.
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Does it have to be glass You could always buy some sheets of Acrylic and fabricate your own tank to the exact size you want
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I was going to suggest exactly what Scott said
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:58 AM   #6
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I will look for a trough, looks like its a good idea.. At Craigslist.com i cant find anything relevant.
@fijiwigi: No it doesnt have to be glass. Any material strong enough to keep that amount of water without breaking will be fine.. Will acrylit make a strong construction?
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