Help needed with new monster tank

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  1. desertfox

    desertfox

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    hi masa members!

    i recently purchased a tank 4 ft
    got the water in started the cycle waited 4 weeks added fish
    and and and



    then 4 months later my house keeper knocked my tank and much to her surprise was swept off her feet not in a good way i tell you

    i was furious still am really really p.ss.d you wont believe

    this all happend 2 days ago

    i am almost over it now... almost lol

    well here goes i want to start a new tank thinking in the monster range 1000l plus

    need some help on glass thicknes tank builder etc etc

    was thinking as i am in construction and building houses and swimming pools that stand out of the ground that would be a good start

    was thinking maybe 3 panel brick 1 viewing pane or 2 panel brick 2 viewing pane
    depending on price of glass

    or maybe just all glass
    dont know yet need some help any guys out there willing to share some insight

    yours truly


    desertfox
     
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  3. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I think you should drop Leslie the DIY guru in EL a line he is the man for this build !
     
  4. desertfox

    desertfox Thread Starter

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    thanks neil will do really looking forward to this build
     
  5. Dale6

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    les is the man to talk to haha i also just set up a 1000l
     
  6. shaun777

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    yeah definitely Les hey...he's busy finishing off a tank for me.it looks awesome!!should maybe check it out to get an idea...
     
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    Read my thread
     
  8. clinton stanford

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    les will be building my tank when he is finished with Shaun777 tank.
    give him a call.he will sort you out;)
     
  9. desertfox

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    thanks guys will do any advice on what size i should do
    also what is the price on glass per m2
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey boet sorry it took so long to answer, just remember with a big tank comes big responsorbility as in you need to be able to keep up with the water changes needed.

    its awsome to have a big tank parameters are more stable and more fish etc can be kept but, it can be expensive to run..

    electricity for pumps running full time will probably be the most expensive with lighting being second. so intitial costs may seem steep but its the ongoing ones that need to be considered for longterm success.

    with that in mind and you still want to go ahead, i will gladly help you in designing and building something.

    come have a look at the ones i am busy with, im sure you will get a good idea from that:)
     
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