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izabella87 08-03-2012 12:33 AM

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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KenRC51 08-03-2012 03:11 AM

What kind of sealent are you using?

izabella87 08-03-2012 03:23 AM

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

Taari 08-03-2012 03:50 AM

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!

Kworker 08-03-2012 04:18 AM

Looks nice, it looks like you have two separate bottom pieces or am I seeing things?

KenRC51 08-03-2012 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kworker (Post 1966275)
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.

sick lid 08-03-2012 04:23 AM

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

izabella87 08-03-2012 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taari (Post 1966249)
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!

Kworker 08-03-2012 08:19 PM

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?

izabella87 08-03-2012 09:29 PM

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 !

alohamonte 08-03-2012 09:39 PM

will this be a fish tank coffee table?

izabella87 08-03-2012 11:57 PM

Not a coffee table ;)
heres some updates
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meejo 08-04-2012 12:57 AM

I'm intrigued, keep those updates coming

Alastair-T 08-04-2012 01:04 AM

Loving this so far, the dimensions and the layout. My type of tank. Will be watching this all the way :-)


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izabella87 08-04-2012 02:53 AM

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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