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Re: Making odd tanks
At 02:39 PM 10/21/1998 +0000, Ray W Wolff wrote:
> these tanks were custom built for me, but if you have the guts to take
>apart a tank and reseal it, I sure don't, here is an optinion.
>Take a tall narrow tank apart.
It won't take guts :-; I dropped a 75 gallon tank. Broke the top rim,
one short side, and one long side. I figure to have the good short and
long sides cut in half horizontally, use a lot of silicone, and buy (ugh,
money) a new top rim. I'll end up with a 37.5 gallon tank that is 4 feet
long, 18 inches wide and only 10 inches deep. Then I'll put an Aquaclear
500 external on one of the short sides and have one heck of a current. Oh,
by the way, I'll be setting it up outside in the spring (I'm in Virginia
near DC (another ugh)). So, of it leaks, the lawn gets watered.
>this makes nice "swamp " tanks, as it is low and wide, but may not work
>as nicley for a stream tank, unless it is consideralby long, like a 55
>gallon, I think this would make an awesome stream tank, 12" deep X 18"
>wide X 48" long.
See dimensions above... looks like we think alike...
>industry still cranks out those "show tanks" very little bottom area to
>and all that depth kind of a waste if you ask me.
I agree... let's demand some shallow tanks!! :-)