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    10 ft long tanks coming!

    Thought I'd start a thread on this. As most of you know I build tanks. Up Untill now I've been restricted to 8ft long tanks. Well I've found out my supplier can now get me 10ft long sheets. I was going to build myself a 600 gallon 4x8x30 but after finding this out I've changed my plans and will now build a 120x36x28 tank which will be right around 525 gallon. The acrylic will be 1" thick. Am I excited??? Dam right! Can't wait to get material to build this. I'll be doing videos on this build. I've also got a few tanks kicking around I can use as examples of how it will turn out if you do it wrong. And there not tanks I built lol. I wouldn't take credit for someone else's work unlike some people. Lots of pics and vids to come! I'll also be able to build for others too so if you've ever dreamed of a monster tank get in touch but please don't ask about anything under 250-300 gallons. It's just not worth it. You can buy glass tanks a lot cheaper.

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    Very cool - can't wait to see the build.
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    So would you guys be sour if you built a tank for someone who promised to tell his YouTube audience you built it and was going to send anybody looking to have a tank built your way as payment for the work... Then once the tank, which was nearly perfect was done they said screw you and went on to take credit for building it and on top of all that showed the jigs you designed and the techniques you developed on a YouTube channel that makes him lots of money? The making money off it and showing the jigs I made is what really got me fired up. That's just not right.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by pamdb33 Click here to enlarge
    Very cool - can't wait to see the build.
    Thanks. I can't either!

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    Seriously, that's pretty bad.
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    Can't wait to see the tank!

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    So time for an update. Went in today and the material is ordered and paid for so this is going to happen. The 10ft stuff is coming outa Toronto so it won't be hear till next week sometime. I'm also strongly concidering going to a bigger size. Instead of 120x36x28 I think I might go 120x40x28. It will be a tight fit but might add well go to my max size lol. Soon as I get materials videos will start.

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    That's pretty awesome. Seen some of your last videos, pretty jealous of your workshop. I'd love to have a nice setup in my garage but it's still a disaster from moving in over a year ago.

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    that's pretty incredible man! good luck with this new build.

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    So I ended up deciding upon 120"x38"x28". Got the stuff a few days ago and starting assembling last night. Got the first few seams glued and the bottom glued too. Here's a few pics of it as it sits right now. Today's goal is to get the other side glued on and the bottom glued on too. Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge


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    This will be amazing! I can't wait to see the end product :)
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    Here's a quick vid I shot today with my two boys after I finished the tank. https://vimeo.com/199581056

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    That is amazing, they could swim very comfortably in that tank!
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    That video was perfect timing since I just got a 125 and the gf was saying that it is too big. So I showed her your video and it was great that you called a 125 a smaller tank :)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by komodo182 Click here to enlarge
    That video was perfect timing since I just got a 125 and the gf was saying that it is too big. So I showed her your video and it was great that you called a 125 a smaller tank :)
    That's funny lol. When you compare the 125 to the one the kids are in, it is a small tank hahaha. Hope you're off the hook now. Just do what I do. Tell the wife you're going to get something twice as big and push for that. When she pushes back settle for something smaller lol. In her mind she won lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Staceym Click here to enlarge
    That is amazing, they could swim very comfortably in that tank!
    Thanks stacy. I can't wait to get my fish in it! They are going to love the extra space. Some of my tangs are getting huge.

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    Love the tank, It looks great! Not sure about the fish you have in there tho... they look like trouble makers. ;)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cabinetman Click here to enlarge
    That's funny lol. When you compare the 125 to the one the kids are in, it is a small tank hahaha. Hope you're off the hook now. Just do what I do. Tell the wife you're going to get something twice as big and push for that. When she pushes back settle for something smaller lol. In her mind she won lol
    That's a very good plan

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    Got the stand nearly done. Just gotta add a bottom 4x4 Click here to enlarge


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    That's awesome. You know your tank is huge when you're using 4x4's to build the stand.
    100g Acaras / True Parrot 77g Jaguar
    40g Eartheater fry / Rabbit Snails
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