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I have a couple of projects on my mind that require a custom built aquarium.
I use an equation to calculate the minimum size of an aquarium based on the size of the fish: https://youtu.be/Ea5J9-n91v4
The walls of my aquarium should be up to 6 mm thick for testing new equipment: http://www.santa-monica.cc/
I get 5 mm thick plexiglass (acrylic) sheets.
I use acrylic solvent (SCIGRIP 4) known as Weld-on 4 to glue this aquarium.
The outside dimensions of my fully assembled aquarium: 3840 mm by 134 mm by 243 mm.
Remember the walls are 5 mm thick.
The aquarium filled with water about 15-20 mm to the top.
The capacity of this tank is 3830*124*223=10.5 liters.
This aquarium is about 6-7 times larger than my nurseries where I breed guppies sized 2-3 cm each.
You may notice a black box on the left side of the aquarium.
This box is the HOG.5 algae scrubber: http://www.santa-monica.cc/HOG5-Hang-On-Glass-UAS-Upflow-Algae-Scrubber--12-Cube-feeding-per-day_p_21.html
Words of gratitude to Paola for the idea and special thanks to Bryan from Santa Monica Filtration (http://www.santa-monica.cc/) for providing and allowing me to review my experiments with the algae scrubber.
It is one of my long term projects that you will see in my future videos.
I made the front (and the back) side of this aquarium with proportions of HD or 4k screens.
The entire aquarium fits on HD or 4k screen.
It allows continuous video monitoring necessary for many projects.
The top of the aquarium reduces evaporation and can serve as a shelf for smaller nurseries.
You will see how this aquarium flourishes in coming videos.
Have fun and happy aquarium :)
More details on my blog post with pictures and text: http://rndmbits.blogspot.com/2017/07/hd-aquarium-diy.html
More fun on my website www.fewdoit.com
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