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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


zof 07-22-2010 01:58 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....

james7139 07-22-2010 07:56 PM

next to my currently cycling 29 gallon community.

sorry about the mess in my room. im a teenager and i dont know what clean your room means :)

this makes my 5th tank if you include the 1 gallon torture tank :D

OscarLoverJim 07-22-2010 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by james7139 (Post 429357)
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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