Tank Schematics

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by joreed3, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. joreed3

    joreed3 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Does anyone have a good link or article for building your own tank..??
     
  2. thewolf

    thewolf Larval Mass Registered

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    Garf has a pretty good page on tank building
    Thay say to use "epoxy paint" you can also use "fiberglass".
    I have a fibergalss grow out tank that has worked very good for me.

    http://www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp
     
  3. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    IMO you won't save any money building a tank unless you've got something awfully big (200+ gallons?) in mind.

    Find a nice used tank. If you watch eBay for a month or two you'll probably find something within a few hours' drive, and also check out the classified pages on Reef Central, but beware things there get taken real quick. You might also peruse your local craigslist.

    Dan
     
  4. Illithid

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    I got mine at www.glasscages.com and couldn't make one any cheaper.

    Just check delivery schedules for your area.

    Don't try to get too fancy on them though.

    I also had to remember that ebay tanks could be full of copper, reef central tanks would have less of a chance-I would think.
     
  5. DHyslop

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    The copper is a good point, but if used is the only way it's affordable its a necessary risk. I don't think most test kits (designed for dosing for fish) have a low enough threshold to detect levels harmful to cephs, so your impression of the current owner is probably your most valuable ally.

    Dan
     

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