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post #1 of 262 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Building an Oasis

So.... where should I begin..
I woke up this morning, and i remembered dreaming of an oasis..
Went to the store bought supplies to build it...
here are some in-the-process of buildin pics
Width: 29.1339" (74cm)
Height: 14.5669" (37cm)
Depth: 29.1339" (74cm)
Your tank's volume is approximately 12,364.2 cubic inches or 53.5 U.S. gallons, which is approximately 208.2 liters.



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What kind of sealent are you using?

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silicone 100% transparent waterproof, dry in 3 hrs
It not toxic when dry... its my 3rd built tank

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Interesting idea...I've built a couple tanks, that glass looks frighteningly thin for 53.5 gallons. But then I use glass way thicker than necessary just for my own peace of mind. Look forward to seeing he progress though!

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Looks nice, it looks like you have two separate bottom pieces or am I seeing things?
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Looks nice, it looks like you have two separate bottom pieces or am I seeing things?
I just noticed that, it does look like there is 2 piece of glass on bottom.

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Perhaps the bottom will be the front? Looks like it only goes half way

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Interesting idea...I've built a couple tanks, that glass looks frighteningly thin for 53.5 gallons. But then I use glass way thicker than necessary just for my own peace of mind. Look forward to seeing he progress though!
hi! all my home-built tanks are made with resistant tempered glass. also i use more sealant than on regular framed tanks. it holds!

And yes! the bottom is made of 2 panels!

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I read you made a few other tanks you've used two pieces also? Guess it doesn't really matter as long as you silicone good and don't move it at all with water in it.. I'll be following to watch progress of build how much did you pay for the glass?
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More pics coming in a few hours... will do the water test very soon... Of to get some rocks
Thanks for ur nice comments ppls, much luv !

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will this be a fish tank coffee table?

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Not a coffee table
heres some updates








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I'm intrigued, keep those updates coming
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Loving this so far, the dimensions and the layout. My type of tank. Will be watching this all the way :-)


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So the light is up, a fish-wire suspends it to the ceiling.
The sand/rock/wood is also in
The water filled it up.. thank god... no leaks .. hold on ma go knock on wood lol..
The filter is running.. hopefully clear by tomorrow




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