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Discussion in 'FreshWater Beginner Information/Questions' started by legodt, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. legodt

    legodt New Fish

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    Hi all.
    I have read about building a wooden fish tank to save money from building a all acrylic one.

    Instructions: Dan's DIY Practice Aquariums

    Has any one ever tried this? I want to make a tank that is shaped in a trapezoid. Would the angles be hard to cut? And does any one recommend a epoxy to seal the wood?
     


  2. damian09

    damian09 Large Fish

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    the wood would rot mate u should get glass tank if u can send me a link of this wooden tank
     
  3. homebunnyj

    homebunnyj Superstar Fish

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    Hehe.... He did, it's right in the middle of his post.
     
  4. exhumed07

    exhumed07 Superstar Fish

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    it don't look bad or anything but just the fact that it's wood makes me say bad idea. if it was me I'd make something like that out of fiberglass. stronger, waterproof, lighter, and u can do almost anything u want with it when it comes to shapes. but when it all comes down to it I'd stick to all glass or acrylic.
     
  5. damian09

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    lol whoops i looked at the post the tank looks good but i would have thought it to leak lol but it looks cool
     
  6. 89must

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    if built right it will last a long time
     
  7. bmoraski

    bmoraski Large Fish

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    Tank looks good but i dont know about wood.
    i quess if a was bored and had tons of time on my hands it would be fun but id rather make a tank out of an old tv set or something lol
     
  8. Smark

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    These are enclosers for reptiles and birds. Not aquariums. The web site says nothing about fish. Or did I miss it.
     
  9. unwritten law

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    yeah... like the big freaking picture with fish in it.... haha
     
  10. Smark

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  11. DesignsOnYou

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    I think maybe you're seeing the wrong link, or maybe got the wrong one from somewhere. The original link is here: Dan's DIY Practice Aquariums
     
  12. Lotus

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    At one point we were planning on building one. The Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation website has a lot about them in the DIY section.

    If you're really into building, then it might be a fun project. I think if you're planning a trapezoid shape for a large tank, you'll end up with issues with getting the joints to be strong enough.

    In the end, it's cheaper to find a used tank in the size you want, IMO. The tank itself is usually one of the least expensive items in a setup when you include lighting, filters, etc.
     
  13. bmoraski

    bmoraski Large Fish

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    lol
    i had to go look again because i was sure i saw fish lol
    and it clearly states it as a tank not a cage
     
  14. big54bob

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  15. Smark

    Smark Small Fish

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    Sorry it was the wrong link. My bad.
     
  16. bmoraski

    bmoraski Large Fish

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    hey no prob
    DesignsOnYou called the mix up and gave the link
    thanks DesignsOnYou
    later
     
  17. ValRasbora

    ValRasbora Superstar Fish

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    Hey looks like a sweet tank!! I always thought it would be cool to take like a vase and put a beta or something in it, not that I'm going to try it soon, but it'd be a cool project if you wanted something easier, and you could definetly do it in a day or so.
     
  18. ValRasbora

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    Come to think of it, I've seen these awesome kits at Wal-Mart, it's a vase for betas, and There's a REAL flower in it you can see the roots and everything!! It looks pretty sweet.
     
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    i didnt even have to read ( although im glad i did ) it reminds of the local fairs with the win a fish booth. bring it home in that little horrible plastic container !
    then what ? long and tortuose death !
    im just a moosh when it comes to my pets ! all of them !
    i just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there
    and thank you Judy for the link !
     
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