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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Does somebody make a tank that's low and wide?

I've been interested in a tank that's low and wide, but my searches have turned up blank. I want something that's as low as the 12 gallong longs, but wide and deep instead of long. Imagine the proportion something like this: 10" high, 20" wide, 20" deep. I basically want the proportions of a cube on length and width, but I want the height to be shorter than cubes typically are.

Something like this exist?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 12:38 AM
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Why don't you make one yourself? You could probably get the glass for around $50. I made one low and broad and 4" tall and it went together pretty easy.

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Why don't you make one yourself? You could probably get the glass for around $50. I made one low and broad and 4" tall and it went together pretty easy.

Nice. Do you have pics of the final product?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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The Deep Blue Frag tanks might work for you.
Hey, there we go. That's the kind of proportion I'm talking about.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Now that I know these kind of tanks have a name, I found this. This is pretty perfect for what I'm talking about. Awesome:

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I would entertain the thought of diy. Its not as hard as you may think. You have both glass and acrylic to choose from. There are pros and cons to both in which I will let you follow up on. Compare the cost of diy vs buying such as the Mr. Aqua as mentioned. Plus if you diy, you can say that you built it yourself. There are several diy's on youtube that can show you the process. One in particular is Uaru Joey's channel. He also has diyfishkeepers.com forum that does a ton of diy stuff that you can get pointers from.

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Glasscages.com Sells em but unless you can meet the truck I would bet diy is much cheaper.
And diy is much easier than you would think. The smaller ones for sure. A 8 gal 36" I made
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