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7' Tank Build

Postby The King Crabb » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:15 pm

Yes, it's finally starting! To those of you unfamiliar with the mighty tank I acquired, here is a picture of it: (my snowboard on top as a comparison)

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Custom tank, 7'x1'x1'. Will be housing a species-only Saulosi tank, about 20-30 of them.


Tonight I go out to buy wood, and with the wood the stand will be born!

I'll post pictures of progress later tonight :thumb:
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Postby CITADELGRAD87 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Awesome. Waiting for progress. Impatiently.
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Postby zimmy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:29 pm

:popcorn:
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Postby quentin8 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:28 pm

Great...I have been checking everyday just to see if you had started yet, cant wait to see the finished product.
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Postby Dominateprimate » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:37 pm

I dont know if youve already said this but how many gal is tgat??
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Postby dsouthworth » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:40 pm

Dominateprimate

It's a little larger than 50.
Probably 53-55
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Postby The King Crabb » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:06 am

dsouthworth wrote:It's a little larger than 50.
Probably 53-55


Very close! About 52G :thumb:

So I got started, but I only cut the legs before I realized I forgot to buy the nails :roll:

Here is the very limited progress I made tonight, the (eight) 48" tall legs:
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A picture of some of the other wood that's going to be used:
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And the depressing sight that met my eyes when I looked into the nail box:
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Without more nails I can do next to nothing. I'm going to Home Depot to grab some nails on Monday so the building will resume then!
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Postby quentin8 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:07 am

:lol: Thats to funny...
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Postby zimmy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:57 am

I would use screws to build the stand not nails. Much better holding power.
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Postby Number6 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:16 am

I think i would have built the stand thinner than 2by4 construction... The tank will have very little weight to be supported per sq inch of stand. The 2by 4 construction threatens to overwhelm the attractiveness of the tank.
My WC cichlids are gonna be caught on rod n reel!
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Postby lelandgray » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:51 pm

I would have done plywood only for the stand.. It would be a cleaner build.
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Postby The King Crabb » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:21 pm

I don't have the tools for the plywood stand to make it look good, simple as that.

I know that the 2x4s won't help the attractiveness, but it also gives me basically limitless possibilities.
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Postby z400 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:27 pm

Wild looking tank.

You need a box of screws though.
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Postby The King Crabb » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:00 pm

You all say I need a screws, why? I've made stands with this almost exact same build for more water weight with nails. There won't even be any weight on the nails unless you push it so the nails have to keep the legs in place, I think I'm fine with nails unless there is something I don't know?
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Postby Agridion » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:49 pm

The King Crabb wrote:You all say I need a screws, why? I've made stands with this almost exact same build for more water weight with nails. There won't even be any weight on the nails unless you push it so the nails have to keep the legs in place, I think I'm fine with nails unless there is something I don't know?


You could always glue then nail... It would be solid as a rock... (so to speak)
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