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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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tank build,hard scape,flooded,more plants added **09/25/2013**

Here's the start. I dunno how long it will take due to time but I figured I would start my journal. Plans are going to be for a cube that will be dry start then hopefully turn into a pea puffer tank.
Can I DSM tank with just blasting sand or do I need to use something else and cap it? I would prefer not to do dirted but if I have to I will

Just one more cleaning and I will start to asseble

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 09:56 PM
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Nice!

How did you take the rims off? I'm thinking about doing that on my 15g since one side was already ripped off during transit.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Just used one of those razors that slide out where you can break a section off when it gets dull..
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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final dimensions are : 16l x 16w x 12h 13 gal
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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well i got it put together,, silicone could be neater but i will see how it looks once it cures and i clean it up
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 08:12 PM
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That's a cool diy.
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So here it is... filled and making sure it doesn't leak..how long to test it for.. 48 hrs?
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well tank has been holding water. i have been thinking about the scape and this is what i have started so far.

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the sand fall. Just need to wait a week for the krylon fusion to cure on my PVC pipe.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 02:46 PM
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Nice job on the tank and looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 01:56 PM
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Just need to wait a week for the krylon fusion to cure on my PVC pipe.
You don't need to wait a week. Just 24hrs is enough. That is all I have done.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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well im giving it a week mainly b/c i used it to seal a piece of wood so i want to make sure it is fully cured. also i have to wait until thursday until i can get some sand.
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If you dont mind me asking. What did it cost you for the glass. I was considering doing a diy fish tank just for fun. I was thinking about 20 gal long, but longer. So probably 30 gallon long. Not sure on dimensions yet.
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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so far this build has only cost me $10. i had an old tank that was no good so i just cut it down to size myself. best chance is trying to get a 55 that is cracked off of craigslist. be careful though b/c once tanks start hitting 55gal and up they use tempered glass for the bottom panel
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Very cool! Looking forward to the build!
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