Building my first tank - with pics!
Well, i'm building my first tank. I've come for some opinions and feedback ( though im already 80% done )
I started off with an old 5x5 picture window. still in its wooden frame and infested with carpenter ants, i took out the glass and managed to get it all in one piece.
I separated the two panes with a little bit of difficulty, cracking one pane of glass in the process. I attempted to cut some of this up myself, but failed miserably - so i decided to just take the remaining glass into a professional, and had it cut up into the proper sizes ( mostly proper sizes, the side panels are about 5mm too long, and so they stick up the top of the tank a bit.. but this will be a good spot to attach my bracing anyways, so it will all be flush in the end.
I originally wanted two tanks out of this window - but with my inability to pace myself, i'll only be getting one.
The finished tank will be approx 60"L x 12"W x 15" T and eurobraced. I'm waiting for the initial silicone seal to cure before i go putting on any bracing. If my calculation is correct, this should be around 45gallons.
The tank itself right now looks fairly dirty and scuzzed up - there is a lot of window sealant goop on it still. I think in hindsight, cleaning all the glass would be a better step, but im seemingly not a patient person! I'll give it a good wash down when the silicone is cured, the black tar-like window goop comes off fairly easily with some remover and a razor.