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Old 08-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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mystery tank...

im titleing this thread mystery tank for a few reasons... 1) i have no idea how many gallons it will end up being. 2)no idea what fish will go in it. 3)a few ppl know what is (no telling please!) but im challenging the rest of you to try and figure it out before its built. after it has been tested for water tightness and fully assembled waiting for fish ill tell you what it is, and whoever wants to suggest fish can... im still in the design phase right now and doing alot of math, but ill post pics of my plans once i get them perfect... wish me luck!

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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First pic. Dimensions of the tank itself... rest will be hood and stand... and the rest is already blueprinted, just have to convert a bit...
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Forgot to add pic... srry
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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Ok, mock up of tank itself. Please excuse grease stains, it was pizza boxes an hour ago...

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1 last pic to show the slight taper... and apparently my bfs cat... lol
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1 last pic for the night... light/ access placements for the top. Got alot figured out 2nite. Thanx guys. And yes, im holding it with my feet..
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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looking good! i'm excited to see how this turns out!
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:10 PM   #8
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Im doing a 1/6 scale cardboard mockup 2nite. Here are some of my measurements, and a pic of the mini size vs real size mock tanks...
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So... mock base almost done. Just needs some supports... here are some pics... do you know what it is yet???

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Does anyone care to guess what it may be?? First to guess right gets to pick a fish to go in the 35g ish tank... good luck!!!
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I'm so confused! What is it!?!?!?
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Front of base, with detail... any ideas yet???
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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Is it a Dalek?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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It is!!!!! Good job!! Thought the studs might give it away!!!
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Well no wonder I was stumped... I had to google it... :/ are you really gonna build it? What are you going to use for the base?
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Well played! Guess the secret is out
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dalek build

yes, i am really, hopefully, gonna build it. im going to use wood for all of the non tank parts, which includes the base, see above in mini, which will act as storage for food, cleaning stuff, and the dome, which will be the hood housing the lights, and having an access door to make feeding easier. the dome will also lift off for cleaning. im also building the tank itself, out of glass. ill keep updating pics as i do different things, and its going to be alot of planning. im the daughter of 2 carpenters and was always taught measure twice cut once. along with the mini, ill also probably make a life size cardboard model... enjoy!
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Well good luck! I'll be watching! That's a lot of weird angles you'll be cutting! Haha
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there are alot of wierd angles, but it will be well worth it in the end. the complete stocking list is as follows: 2 dwarf gourami (m/f), 2-3 upside down cats, 3 kuhli loach (contest winners choice, good guess alyxx) 5-6 glofish, and 1 undetermined sp, small pleco. as much as i want a pair of leopolds angels i probably will not be able to find them as they are very rare.
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How's it coming aong?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #20
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Taking a break for a bit while i try and get a job and save the money. And work on my house. I work on the measurements once in a while and ill let everyone know when i start my actual build.
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