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Old 03-05-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I saw some videos on youtube of other peoples massive aquariums and just got me thinking on creating a freshwater tank of my own. I currently have a 20 gallon tank with only 2 gold fish in it and plan to slowly upgrade it as I go. To 30g then 50g up to 100g before creating a bigger tank. I am currently just researching larger tanks and what would be needed in creating one since the life support systems on some of the ones I've seen people make seem very technical and making a mistake could lead to the death of the fish in the tank.

I've seen some made from thick glass about 1/2 in thick.

Also maybe this is the link, Building My 50,000 Gallon Monster Mega Tank - MonsterFishKeepers.com
In Los Angeles you can get access to 3/4 inch plate; but not where I am. large tanks are built commercially up to and including 500 and 1,000 gallons, but you DON'T SAY WHERE YOU'RE BASED OUT OF! Here in B.C. Canada club members ordered the glass from China (my opinion: highly UNRECOMMENDED; but it's not my money)
Seattle has the odd 1,000 gallon with matching stand, important for ENGINEERING reasons; build in your basement? How much money do you have?!
Above 180 gallons you're asking for big problems if you don't access someone who knows what they're doing.

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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food dealers?
i was following the story of a guy who turned his basment into a 2000 gallon aquarium, he had to use the same polymer acrylic thats used in profesional large scale aquariums, he sealed the concrete walls on 3 sides with 10 layers of waterproof sealer plus multiple layers of clar aquarium silacon, then had a special bacground and sides made out of wire and spray foam, it gets carved, coated in concrete and dyed/painted. the front was a sealed wood frame with the sheets of polymer acrylic stuff industrial silaconed into place. set it up as a freshwater amazon tank if i remember right, there was enough room between the top of the tank and the ceiling of the basment for him to kneel, he built a special platform on one end with a ladder into his tank and put all his filtration equiptment in a seperate room next to the tank but easy for maintenence...
OMG and WOW! I sure would love to see that one!!!!
And even MORE to have one like that!!! Is the guy looking for a wife, by any chance?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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oh a 500gal reef would be stunning! *drools*
drooling all the way...
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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a big chinese restaurant
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