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    Tank glass

    Any one know where to buy (CHEAP haha) the glass to make a new tank thinking about 2ft square need 5 sheets unless any one knows a cheap alternative for the base ??

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    as In a fish tank?

    personally id just use glass for the 5 sides, going with bracing or unbraced? opti white or normal glass?
    the slow pond build thread

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    I am having my glass conservatory roof removed soon you could have that but your quite far from me Aj.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    as In a fish tank?

    personally id just use glass for the 5 sides, going with bracing or unbraced? opti white or normal glass?
    Sorry yeah fish tank . Little legs has set her heart on a marine tank for xmas so I get the job of making it happen Haha. Just normal glass opti would look better but Penny's. Unbraced

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    I am having my glass conservatory roof removed soon you could have that but your quite far from me Aj.
    That's an idea like john be nice and thick like

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    going for second tank for the sump?. only need option for the main viewing pane
    the slow pond build thread

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    Got a few small tanks laying around that I'll make the sump out of .

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    I have one that's about 60cm in depth, its a little too deep for easy maintenance with out a wet arm pit
    the slow pond build thread

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    Limited space so thinking deeper for volume mate

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    5 . 2x2 sheets 87.50 including twat not bad really ??? .
    6mm toughened glass
    . Was getting 350 quid quotes on internet

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    [QUOTE=Ajm;311724]5 . 2x2 sheets 87.50 including twat not bad really ??? .

    And you get a TWAT as well not a bad deal then Johnathan...……………

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    [QUOTE=anne;311725]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    5 . 2x2 sheets 87.50 including twat not bad really ??? .

    And you get a TWAT as well not a bad deal then Johnathan...……………
    Hahaha mint

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    Would it be cheaper to buy a used tank off eBay?

    For example, this 2.5 foot tank went for £37

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125-Litre...p2047675.l2557


    Years ago I made some tanks for free by using glass counters from deli type shops that were having refurbs or closing down.

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    Might be if I could find any up here and am pushed for space where itll be going is 2 foot 2 . And most 2foot tanks are only small literage you can buy the cubes like I'll be making but they anrt going cheap that I've seen

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    113751525538 there is this one the size I'll be going but they are twice what the glass is and dont know if that 80 quid extra for them to make it is worth it or if I want the fun and being able to sit back and say I did that . ( when it's all over the floor) haha

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    Another cheap option might be to buy 2x 2 foot tanks 2nd hand off eBay, then join them together to make 2x2.

    A lot of twos in that sentence lol.

    2 of these for example:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELITE-55-...gAAOSw1Rpdva-s


    Actually, scrap that idea, I've got ahead of myself, you'll be one 2 foot sheet of glass short to finish it as you won't wan't joins anywhere other than the corners.

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    nd aquatics are very keenly priced and besides having a standard range will build to what ever size you need.

    if buying the glass, get it drilled by them and then take the stress of putting 3 holes in away
    the slow pond build thread

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    [QUOTE=anne;311725]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    5 . 2x2 sheets 87.50 including twat not bad really ??? .

    And you get a TWAT as well not a bad deal then Johnathan...……………
    Haha brill Tank glassTank glassTank glass

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