- DIY Aquarium
- - 5 gallon cube
|james7139 ||07-22-2010 12:46 AM |
5 gallon cube
so i am planning on making a 5 gallon cube tank out of 1/8th inch glass.also i want to make a stand out of wood and a hood that uses CF lighting.any and all help will be greatly appreatiated.
|james7139 ||07-22-2010 12:52 AM |
i also want to do just a shoal of like 6 neons or something
|james7139 ||07-22-2010 01:36 PM |
Never made a tank myself but best of luck to you, looking forward to some pictures ;-)
|james7139 ||07-22-2010 02:10 PM |
the aquarium is done and drying! it looks amazing!!!
|bearwithfish ||07-22-2010 06:44 PM |
Pix pix pix
|james7139 ||07-22-2010 07:28 PM |
haha i will lemme find my camera....
|OscarLoverJim ||07-22-2010 08:44 PM |
Originally Posted by james7139
this makes my 5th tank if you include the 1 gallon torture tank :D
1 gallon torture tank ROFL!!
Why not go for BIG?! The main reason for making your own tank is to affordably acquire a big ol' tank that would be cost prohibitive to purchase retail.
|Mikaila31 ||07-22-2010 09:37 PM |
HAHA I have a 1 gal too. It breaks all the rules;-).
It is hard to build large tanks. Its easy to build small tanks. With large it gets expensive, you need to buy thick glass often tempered which can be expensive. The aquarium silicon normally available for the hobbiest can go to 30gal or 18" high. Its always easier to build small tanks with free glass. You might as well buy a large tank second hand.
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