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I decided to finally try my hand at building my own tank. This being my first attempt, I decided to go nano.

I found some cheap 1/4 inch plate glass on craigslist and bought a quality glass scoring tool online. After some practice the glass can be cut rather accurately. The tank measures 10 x 10 x 4, approximately 1.75 gallons. Here it is coming together for the first time:

After cleaning up the seams and letting it cure overnight, it holds water:

I used some driftwood to mound gravel toward the rear of the tank and simply placed pool filter sand upfront.

Some driftwood protrudes from the land mass. The larger piece conceals some airline tubing and a airstone buried in the gravel that creates a light agitation on the water surface in an attempt to gain some form of water movement.

The plants include riccia fluitans, some HC, and locally gathered mosses.
 

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There are some Endler's Guppy fry in there now. They are hard to see because they are still small and the manzanita in there is still leaching alot of tannins.

This tank is essentially a scale models for another tank I already have the glass cut for. It will be approx 20 gallons (24 x 24 x 8). I am planning on making a proper build journal for that one.
 

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nice!
 
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