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200 gallonish tank build planning

Hello I have finally moved into a house and am finally going to get a large tank
I am a diy kinda guy so I want to build it.
I don't care if it is glass or plexi.
The size will be 24" high x 6'ish (or more)long and nice and deep.
I understand the weight issues and will deal with that.

I keep loaches so i need a big foot print and not such a high tank.
I also want a good cross flow like a river. That will push all the debris across the tank to the intakes. Not sure if I should drill the tank...
I tried googling large tank builds but haven't really came across much useful info.
Any advise would be great
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I think you are going to be surprised at the cost to build a large tank like this out of glass or acrylic. Typically people build them with plywood and glass fronts using epoxy to coat the inside.
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google garf there is a tank builder on there you can try.
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I would look at monsterfishtank forum for ideas. Lots of people build large tank and you can get some good pointers from there.
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Re: 200 gallonish tank build planning

DIY is always the most fun. That's going to be a awesome project. However make sure you consider cost of glass(can be steep), testing area and hauling it from there to the stand. Those were my main concerns when i was contemplating making my 100g and essentially the reasons i backed off since i did not have the time to do due diligence for all of it.

Good luck on the build. Will keep checking this.

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thanks folks
monster fish is the place for info!!!!
never visited before but wow
tons of large tank builds

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