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    Good info on working with acrylic

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    Are you going to be making your own tank or buying?

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    I am getting it done by aquarium obsessed in torronto.They are coming to my house to build it.Otherwise id have to crane it before i put my floor in.And id like to finish the house before putting the tank in.It wont be acrylic.It will be all glass.

    I just stumbled on that site because i am looking for some acrylic tools.I love working acrylic for my DIY projects at home and for the aquarium of course.I will probably be making my own sump and numerous little projectsfor my tank and i figured with the right tools i could save some money instead of scraping 50% of the sheets i will buy by trying things to work acrylic.
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    Holy cow, what size of tank are you talking about?

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    778 gallons us 144x48x26 glass tank with a diamente front glass
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    Originally posted by volitan
    778 gallons us 144x48x26 glass tank with a diamente front glass
    WHOA!!!! Sweet :biggrinbo

    I guess you're not planning on moving again for a long time you'd have to pry me away from that baby

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    eeheh no i think well stay there for a while but if ever we move..i wont have any corals im going fish only so i will just emty the tank,cut the silicone and go...
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    that will still be quite a tough move!! any idea what kind of fish your going to stock?
    Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple

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    yes it will still be tough but i wouldnt leave my tank there unless the buyers would pay for them.

    As for fish I will have 3 volitan lion,1 black and one red,1 emperor and 1 queen angel(I will try).1 dragon wrasse.A trigger but not sure wich one yet as they a fin nippers and i wouldnt want my lions to get nipped at.Probably 1 devilfish,one naso tang.10-15 starfish and that should pretty much fill the tank comfortably in a 12footx4 foot x 3 foot.

    it will be in wall with a fish room in the back....100-150 gallon sump max plus a 40 gallon refugium.6x400w halides on rails.6 holes drilled for 2 over flows and 4 returns on jacuzzi jets.Probably have the return hose coiled up into the ciment when they poor the foundation for cooling.

    I will most probably add a living colour tower(fake coral reef).I will do half my rocks myself.But before all that i need a few months to build the house...Unless my wife finds another house she likes more and would be cheaper to buy then built but I wouldnt think....
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    Interesting fish and set up. Ever have any interest in puffers?

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