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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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tank build went wrong- suggestions?

So i had a miscommunication with my acrylic guy and he made me an acrylic tank that was 30 inches long by 11 tall and wide give or take. He thought i was doing a partial fill with water so used to thin an acrylic. So any thoughts what i can do with tis tank that involves only a third of water?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:32 PM
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+1 on terrarium... mabey with some betta or killifish
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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can i do that with no top? what kind of plants would i purchase? is there a forum on how to create one?
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terrarium or riparium.. no need for a top for most plants

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Talk to Hydrophyte on here from Riparium Supply (sponsor subforum). He'll hook you up with some good plants and supplies. He also has a lot of good journals for his tanks to get ideas/inspiration from.

http://ripariumsupply.com/
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 04:05 AM
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how about returning the tank because the builder assumed when he should have verified before building? You sound pretty calm about it all, I would be rather pissed lol
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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i am a little annoyed because he didnt listen to me and i was pretty clear... that being said its a friend and i go and help out in his shop some times for a tank so i cant get too mad. now i got to learn what i can about the riparium vivarium... sounds like a cool idea.
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Why not put a top on it with bracing and use it for a tank? How thin is it?
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 07:14 AM
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A paludarium would be nice, and definitely ask about a bottom brace
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 06:11 PM
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Is it thinner than 1/4"? That's all you would need if you braced it.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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i think its a 1/4 but not positive... but is the best way to brace it?
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 04:14 PM
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why not just sell it?
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 04:48 PM
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refund or rebuild. I buy stuff for a living. Don't take a mistake just because you're an individual. If you told him you wanted a partial fill or thinner acrylic, it's on you. Otherwise, he should have verified before construction.
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