Building a Tank

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  1. Juanita

    Juanita

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    Hi,

    I want to start a marine tank and would like someone who can build it for me. I can get the glass, but need some help / advice with putting it together...

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. HeikoS

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    I believe Les is very good at this. Guys please help, I myself don't have any experince with building tanks.
     
  4. leslie hempel

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    Welcome to MASA, glad to have you aboard..

    What size system are you lookin at building? i can most definatley assist you online should you want to built it yourself.. but if you are a first timer i would suggest perhaps getting somebody local to advise.. its often the little things that we over look that are of utmost importance such as the cleaning..

    only use methylated spirits and alcahol based solvents not thinners or turps as your tank will simply pull apart when water is added..

    aso you may want a specialised overflow such as a slimline to maximize intank space..

    research well keeping in mind that width is more important than depth, and be concious that going too big will increase running costs in terms of electrical consumption.. (bigger pumps, more lighting, stronger possibly multiple pump on skimmer models needed, higher wattage heaters and bigger chiller systems for future)

    big is awsome but small can be so much better catered for with todats ever increasing electrical prices...

    please tell us more about your proposed project...
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if that was me you are reffering to .. thanks ;)
     
  6. AndrévN

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    Juanita phone this guy he comes and assembles it for you. 0826303237 his name is James and his done lots of work for me and very reliable.
     
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    and now poor James is going to get spammed to death
     
  8. AndrévN

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    LOL he wont mind he is an excellent craftsman believe me, he will be building my new tank as well.
     
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