Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:24 pm Post subject: Re: Some stupid Newbie questions on building your own tank..
The glass has arrived. Its sitting on the balcony.
The guy at the hardware shop introduced me to a young student kid. Who is into making tanks.
He looks like a kid. But seems like he has a long list of impresive builds and makes trips all over India collecting fish and plants for his customers. He supports his studies thru this hobby. And lives alone with his mother.
I told him my plans and said if you want to join and hang out out your welcome. So he has joined the project too. And promised to get me what ever fish I want from his weekly trips to Chenai. Ill probably give him a little money. After the tank is built. Its always nice to have somebody around who has done this before.
Id like to record the whole process with costs. but dont want to upset anybody.
So will just take some pics. And post them up.
The Cut glass dims are
Base Length 66" x Width 18"
Front & Back Glass Height 2.5 Ft Length 5.5 Ft
Sides 2.5 Ft x 17.05 "
Glass Thickness 12mm
Make Mix of Modi and St Gomain.
Silicone Gun Check
Silicone Paste Check
Jute Rope Check.
Do not believe a word the shop says about his polishing setup. In fact ask to see it. Before you pay any money.
While talking I was told yes sir Computer Grinding.
When I went to follow up on the job landed up spending 5 hours at the shop and watched on guy struggle with a small belt and ratty old machine.
I got the outside surfaces with a 2mm Bevel and the inside we just broke the sharp edges and roughed it up with a stone.
Im already planing my next tank. I can fit in around 5 or 6 6 Footers along the side of the penthouse lol.
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:17 pm Post subject: Re: Some stupid Newbie questions on building your own tank..
I got this kid to help me well to tell you the truth he did it himself. And did a pretty good job.
Cost ? Cant say here but he will take what ever you offer him. He is such a Fish tank junike I think he would help for free.
Ps: No we didn't forget the reinforcement pices.
A total of 4 where put in
Two long pices at the bottom. and two at the top.
Cover will be in Brushed or polished Aluminum.
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