DIY General/Miscellaneous Compilation

Ulu

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BTW FOLKS . . . The above pontifications are only my strong opinions, based on some readily assumed parameters but scant hard data. (When asking such questions, rough dimensions and internal photos would help.)

There is "always" another way, depending on what you are willing to sacrifice.

For instance, the front glass may be MUCH thinner and just reinforced by internal fin-work, Internal reinforcement bulkheads, openwork trusses, or combination methods. Such things might be concealed from view (mostly) by the woodwork.

In engineering the biggest decision is often labor vs material. You may often trade one for another. It's done all the time.
 

Dimitri Georges

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Thank you for posting this!

I've been in the aquarium game for quite awhile now and its always refreshing to get new ideas and innovations. I'm definately going to implement some of these ideas when I get some free time
 

fishdance

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Yes can be done fairly easily. Build the tank first - structurally strong enough for the water depth then clad it with the hutch exterior. If you went all glass, that would get expensive but steel frame and glass is easily done.
 

Ulu

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Of course it can be done structurally.
BUT it's amazing what can pass for "easy" in the mind's eye. ;)
 
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