Building your own tank

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Wetzel, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Wetzel

    Wetzel New Member Member

    I'm a home remodeler so I am pretty handy and am thinking of trying to build an aquarium. Any body got plans for one or any Ideas of the best way to go about it?
  2. A

    Ay1a Valued Member Member

    My father and myself were actually considering doing this before I decided I'd rather buy a pre-made because it seemed like something we could do, you can try the website I linked or Google "Building your own acrylic aquarium" and you should be able to find tons of results.
  3. w

    w_boughner Valued Member Member

    what size you thinking and type in wall,corner,middle of the room, on stand,ground up 2,3,400 gl exc/and what kind of finish all glass exposed ,stone vinere exc some thing you can take if you move or permanant i could draw up a couple things if i know what you want

  4. OP

    Wetzel New Member Member

    want to do atleast a 150g maybe 200g. Wife won't let me build in to wall like I want to so what do you recommend

    If I was building into wall I'd do 500+ gallons
  5. w

    w_boughner Valued Member Member

    do you want permanant or moveable
  6. ldbrown3138

    ldbrown3138 Valued Member Member

    Are you planning to build with plywood and glass? All glass? Acrylic? or possibly some other material.
  7. OP

    Wetzel New Member Member

    Thinking glass with oak reinforcement borders to help hold it together and give stability so that it will be movable if needed. Ithink that answers both questions.

    metal banding underneath the oak
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  8. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member

    Depending on what size you want, it can be more expensive. Smaller tanks are best bought in the store. Larger are custom sized tanks may be cheaper to make yourself.

    Here's some info for you.  
  9. taffy

    taffy New Member Member

    hi, that site is a very usful site to have thanks for posting it (taffy):;hf
  10. k

    kipkapst7 New Member Member

    Even I checked out that site, I am exctied to what I could build. We had a 10g saltwater, 2 days in i changed it over to a 23 g..... now we want bigger.... we thought maybe 55g, theres a awesome deal on one downtown... but maybe ill build my own and huge.. in the wall....sweet!!!!!
  11. D

    DoublexL New Member Member

    yes, definitely check out, it has a ton of resources and can be a great help

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