I have been tosing aorund making a tnak for several months to save money. And yes, it is cheaper to make one than buy anything here over 30 gallons.
I really like the Euro style tanks with the glass on top of the bottom, so much easier to make and put together. I also see that there is a foam type pad put under them.
#1 Do you have to use the foam pad or can you build a frame that will keep the bottom of up off the stands?
#2 Do you have to use thicker glass to do it that way or just follow the normal instructions for glass thickness?
#3 What type of foam is it that is used under the glass? Or is there more than one thing you can use under them?
Also, I want to make an "L" shaped tank. anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to do it as far what glass cuts would be best or the best way to connect the two "L" ends?