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Fusing two tanks

Ok, I have been meaning to work on this project for a while. I've been looking for a small squarish tank for what seems like forever. But a few months back I said forget it, I'll just make one. Rather then putting too much effort into making tanks like I have done in the past I was hoping to fuse 2 AGA 2.5 gallons together. To give you a more vivid idea of my madness I was looking at removing all the panes, silicon, framing etc. So basically your left with 10 panes of glass and 4 frames. With that I'm planning on modifying the frames so that the longest 4 panes create the front, back and sides.

Where I am running into a dilemma is how should I create the bottom? After modifying the frames I might be able to fit both the bottom panes back in and have a center brace in the tank (the two adjoined frames) or should I knock those out to fit a single thick pane? And yes, I really want to continue with this rather than starting from scratch. I have tons of 2.5's from killie breeding from years ago, now they are just collecting dust.

Hope someones got some ideas

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you want seams on the front of your tank? You crazy man? 2.5 are expensive tanks. Sell them and just buy a tank dude! Or make one from scratch! Otherwise, I think the seams on the sides of you tank will be major weakness points because they are not braced from more than 1 side, meaning they could swing outwords!!
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The Bottom... If you are talking about the glass... then just put in a sheet of plexyglass. You can't see it so what difference would it make.
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True, on both points. 2.5 I sell at work for like 6 each? Thats like nothing! So getting something from used tanks... uhm like 1 each? Lol. I do see your point though. I might just make one I guess, never thought too much bout the side seams... But heres another question, anyone use that concrete slab drywall stuff? The water sealed ones that are used in bathrooms? I might use that as a base because its heafty and solid.


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I think that is mainly for holding tile. I don't think it would hold water for very long.
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6 each? Wayy cheaper than they are here! Here they cost like 18 bucks!
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I think that is mainly for holding tile. I don't think it would hold water for very long.
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Oh, we must be thinking of different things. I've used the stuff on big display tanks that had only 1 viewing pane of glass. This stuff is much cheaper than glass but is heavy as heck! So the tanks I made with them are to never be moved from where they have been setup... Unless your like the hulk.

But yeah, this stuff I know holds water, its just since I used them in tanks that don't get moved I'm not to sure how strong they are when it comes to breaking them down.


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