Concrete tank

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Hi All,I am looking into the costruction of a concrete tank with viewing windows...any info or links would be appreciated...concrete specs(salt water resistant,40 Mpa,coatings to concrete),viewing windows(acrylic,expensive,vulnerable to scratching,glass,type of frame,waterproofing)
Ideally tank to be sunlit,metal halides for evening viewing...rock(reef)scape to be built insitu...looking forward to your replys;)
 
Just to add ,the idea is to diy this monster...maybe a lotto win will allow acrylic tunnels :slayer: otherwise I have to be as cost sensitive as possible.cool.
 
Can't help you much in terms of advice but PLEASE keep this thread updated. If someone in SA can pull this off it would be so awesome!!
 
Can't help you much in terms of advice but PLEASE keep this thread updated. If someone in SA can pull this off it would be so awesome!!

There is a 3700l tank in progress as we speek that will be done similar to this:whistling: .... I went and had a lok at how it's going yesterday and I think it's gonna look awesome...:thumbup:
 
Wow fisheye - sounds really COOL!

I think that you would have to build/construct it like any other tank (at first forget about the "salt-water" part....) - then use something like lots of either swimming pool marbelite(sp?) or perhaps the stuff that boats are built of (

Have a look at the following:
http://www.mjmurphy.co.nz/Projects/AquariumsTunnels/tabid/298/Default.aspx

for some ideas...
 
Hi All,I am looking into the costruction of a concrete tank with viewing windows...any info or links would be appreciated...concrete specs(salt water resistant,40 Mpa,coatings to concrete),viewing windows(acrylic,expensive,vulnerable to scratching,glass,type of frame,waterproofing)
Ideally tank to be sunlit,metal halides for evening viewing...rock(reef)scape to be built insitu...looking forward to your replys;)


What size?

You may get some tips here as well

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/search.php?do=process
 
There is a 3700l tank in progress as we speek that will be done similar to this:whistling: .... I went and had a lok at how it's going yesterday and I think it's gonna look awesome...:thumbup:
couldnt you take any pics? :p

sounds interesting fisheye
 
Yip Shaun. Saw the same thing last night and today the guy poured the first Concrete after he finished all the reinforcing.:thumbup: Said he'll be done with all the Concrete work by tomorrow and want to start with the fibreglassing over the weekend...;)
 
Just joking. But this is all I could take and the guy only allowed me a couple of photos per day. Enjoy...

Nuwetankgrootte02.jpg




Nuwetenkgrootte.jpg
 
:slayer: I also had a look at this construction, now I wonder if we can trust this guy. Is this really going to be a tank and on top of that: A tank for what?
 
Guess someone spoke to someone regarding someones ability to assemble and fix anything for someone else......:thumbup: cause this someone only knows something about building:blushing:
 
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