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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, in the future, my dream is to have a fish room with as many tanks as I can. I'm thinking, it would be cool to build my own acrylic tanks with curved front corners as I was inspired by Gulfcoastaquarian's awesome awesome tank (much props to you, G!). If I learn how to build one, then I would be able to mass produce, say rows of 10 Gallon or 20 gallon aquariums and to me, that would be sooo pimpalicious. Can anyone direct me to some websources with info on how to make your own tanks? just so you know, I have no handy skills, so an idiot's guide is perfect for me. Thanks all.
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I heard the hard part is that you have to start from the beginning if you mess up mid-way. Here is the basic (I think):
http://www.aquariacentral.com/diy/acrylic.shtml

Good luck. Let me know, maybe I can buy some from you :roll:
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Everything I learned about DIY Acrylic was from here:
AcrylicMan's Thread on ReefCentral
Warning: Thread is 45 pages long and highly addicting!!

Check out my latest acrylic project, hehe:
5g Desk Tank

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OoOoOoOoOoO man, this is better than chili cheese fries!
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OoOoOoOoOoO man, this is better than chili cheese fries!
Oh now I'm hungry, well that's what I get for skipping lunch.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Mmmm, Frito's Chili Cheese Pies from Sonic.

Did you check out some of the amazing Acrylic stuff that guy did in the thread on ReefCentral?

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I'm still reading it.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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still reading lol............... gonna need some coffee with those fries!!

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Mmmm, Frito's Chili Cheese Pies from Sonic.
Pies? Must be a southern thing....

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 07:28 PM
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if you want even more info check this thread we have going over at cichlid-forum:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...ic.php?t=25987
and here are some tanks a guy on our forum just built:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...ic.php?t=40505
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