Help 4FordFamily build a wall tank...

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  1. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I would have to work the logistics of someone know what they’re doing here out, that is a nice offer, thanks!
     

  2. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I emailed every acrylic tank manuf I could find on google to ask if they had any that weren’t pretty on one side they’d part with for cheap for my build tonight.
     
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    Have you considered building it out of plywood? I have never done it but it looks easy enough and you could do the exact dimensions you want pretty cheap
     
  4. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I don’t know anything about that, I’m not very handy at all. I’d need someone that knows what’s going on to tell me about that and do it haha!

    My house was brand new build in September so I do want to make sure it’s safe and I understand it.

    @HotRocks will be my build guy, but I hesitate to build a tank! I couldn’t build a birdhouse!
     
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  5. HotRocks

    HotRocks Fish Fanatic! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Get it man! I will empty out the enclosed trailer. Let's roll
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My man! You’re crazy!
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Well I’m losing steam, proving difficult to find.
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I’m intrigued —- honestly, how hard is it to glue? I’ve watched enough tanked to be worried!

    I feel like I’d rather go up there and help you do it, and trailer it back!
     
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    I got the trailer and the REAL truck to pull it! Let's go! I've already been off work what's a couple more days at this point!
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Where would one find a fabricator, if I go that route? Sorry this is not a skill set or even something I possess remedial knowledge about!
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Oh no we are putting shady gray to work!
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor

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    Maybe a casino or restaurant that has a large system is looking to take it down sometime soon. Long shot by far, but about six years ago a local casino here was taking down a large 1000 gallon system and was going to trash it.

    My nephew worked there and had them okay to take it away for free. He asked if I wanted it, but what was I going to do with a HUGE tank living in a apartment? It hurt to pass on it, but I had no choice. I had no where to store it and no time to plan.
     
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    Pm me your budget and I can see what is possible :).
     
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    Barring working out something with Elder I would start searching Acrylic in Google Maps in your area. Also hitting up any local clubs or large stores within a couple hundred miles. That manufacturer I mentioned near you is Marine Design Inc. in Indy. I haven't heard anything bad about the tanks they've made, but nothing good about delivering in any reasonable amount of time. Quote 6 to 8 weeks and a year later still nothing, after taking a large deposit... Maybe with you being local and supplying the acrylic you might have better luck.

    Another thing to try is use the power of this site. With all the people you've help over the years I'm sure you'd find more than one that knows what they are doing and happy to lend a hand. I don't even know you that well and if I knew how to solvent weld I'd shoot up there for a weekend to have some fun. I've seen enough of it done but I would be too afraid to start on something of this scale.
     
  15. 4FordFamily

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    I appreciate that and yes I hope to find someone here, I may make a separate post about that depending on what options I can find :)
     
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    Bump, anyone have some good connections?
     
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    Still haven’t worked anything out. Willing to drive for a good deal on acrylic and maybe find someone local that could put it all together.
     
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  19. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    All good! Someday hopefully soon stars will align!
     
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    There is a 1200 gallon for sale if layfayette Indiana
     
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