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I had an idea whilst reading jawi's thread to start a monster tank club. After serious thoughts I've come up with some requirements:

1.) 300 gallon minimum. This does not include your sump. The reason the cut off is 300 is because 240's are so popular and easily purchased.

2.) It's got to be a D.I.Y. tank. No spoiled brats here, you had to have worked for your prize. Unless of course your tank is soooo awsome that we have to let you in the club.

3.) In order to prove you belong to this club you have to post a picture with your first post in this thread of your tank. Also list some stats on it, you know, since they're so impressive :lol: Here's your opportunity to show off your giant tanks. Also Lomax may join even though technically he doesn't have a tank at the moment.... He'll have another soon enough.

4.) Spread the word, if you know of monster tanks, they must join this club. They don't have a choice :lol:

5.) I can't really think of another requirement except that I'm willing to bend the rules to join the club. So show off your tank here, and if you're part of the peanut gallery and would like to comment, feel free, but I'd like to keep the pics stricktly of monster tanks.

Here's my 800, it's 14' long, 36" from front to back and 30" from top to bottom. The filters volume is about 132 gallons. It consists of three 44 gallon cans which house the sump pump and bio media. It's got four five gallon pails that are used as pre-filters.

 

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Lomax doesn't have a tank at the moment???? :eek: :eek: What happened? Did he finally move house? He is probably going insane without his tanks. Poor guy.

Anyway, you know my tank. Still a work in progress.





 

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It's got to be a D.I.Y. tank. No spoiled brats here, you had to have worked for your prize.
I'm thinkin' it should be renamed "The DIY Monster Tank Club". Some of us may have worked for our tank but not have constructed the tank. But either way, I'm out. 8)
 

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1.) 300 gallon minimum. This does not include your sump. The reason the cut off is 300 is because 240's are so popular and easily purchased.
Guess i better get to lowes :?
 

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1.) 300 gallon minimum. This does not include your sump. The reason the cut off is 300 is because 240's are so popular and easily purchased.
Guess i better get to lowes :?

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I can't really think of another requirement except that I'm willing to bend the rules to join the club.
How about 268.15789473684213 gallons???
 

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some pics of my old tanks may they rest in peaces

The stand for the 600g featherfin tank



The pic shows the leveling cement drying.
This is the tank almost finished, i still need to get the glass and put on the frame as i wanted to do the background first BEFORE i put the glass in.



This is the tank and canopy all done, i just had to add the right side panel but i wanted to fill and test it first. YES i went this far before i knew it would hold water :eek:



First fill :D



At its peek before the front frame started to leak



After i fixed the first leak and the fern jungle started to grow



At this point i desided to take apart my 150g tall tank to make a new bigger tank.
i lowered the water level till i had about 350gs in it and a fern started to grow out of the top of a piece of drift wood i put in to replace the fake one that poped up. something must have worked really good as all the live plants took off like crazy and the featherfins went into a non stop breeding cycle. This lasted 9 more monthes with a very slow leak till i got all the fist moved into the 750g post and beam tank.

Post and beam 750g was made with the stand as one unit and bolted and epoxied at the same time.



My mistake in trying elasto Seal



I tried the bubber juck it leaked i tryed pond liner and it leaked and after i lost most of my hair i fiberglassed the heck out of it abd it held! :D

I started on the background but this time with fiberglass and NO styrofoam



I took eack group and used them to make the background and the overflow and cover the ugj system.



Can you spot the overflow :lol:



Background all done with real rocks in the front and fake plants epoxied down over the UGJ and a Layer of sand epoxied on the floor.



Fill day came fister then i wanted as the 600g started to leak faster and i was worred about a complete failure so fish had to move into there new home before the outside filters were hooked up. yes i had 2 ac500 running for a few days and a mag950 pushing the UGJ as a temp pump till i got the sequence 3500gpm hooked up to the 3 nuclear filters and the home made leaftrap bio filter. :lol:



Short term filtration set up



I pumped water from the 600g to the 750g and moved the old filters over so no cycleing needed



Fish were not happy to move from there jungle and roots tank to this bright open tank, they took days to get there color back.



And yes i had a ton of rainbowfish in with the cichlids :D



I wish i had pics of the teardowns but it was too sad to take them apart

But i have a new much BIGGER house and some many places to put a huge tank :lol:
 

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I've seen those before. What a huge project it was to construct. It gave me some peice of mind with my tank thou. The 15,000Gal tank has 3/4" thick glass. It holds back a height of 6 feet of water and has been doing so for 10 years without problems. My 3/4" thick glass is only holding 4 feet of water and to think I was a little worried about that.
 

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Have fun...I only paid for mine, didn't build it.
 

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Yah, this is a cool thread IF you have a Monster Tank... Just for a minute try to put your self in our shoes - if you could convert our 'tank envy' into a viable energy source you could power the west coast of the USA!!!

How would you feel if you were sitting at nudist beach with your wife and John Holmes strolled by in all his glory???

Well, that's how we feel watching you guys flaunt your massive tanks....

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Just kidding of course - I see it as inspiration!
 

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illy-d said;
Just kidding of course - I see it as inspiration!
Which...John Holmes, Monster Tanks or Both? :lol:
 

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Some day, I will own my house and likely buy a huge ass tank. (What like that 810 from glasscages) Though how the heck does one make a stand for something like that? Have someone poor cement for it?

Anyways it will interesting to see if there are any her that I haven’t seen yet. (And yah I shouldn't feel sore with "only" my 135 and my 75 but yah I figure getting into tanks is better than buying new computers every year.)
 

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All I did was work hard to earn the money to have it built and then designed into a new home I was building (or to be clear, having it built:). This is a thread in the DIY area, which means I wouldn't qualify, and that's understandable. My hat is off to all of you who take on this kind of project and succeed at it. Here's a pic anyway:

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