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cheri_alexander
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Cube Tank
« on: March 05, 2012, 10:23:16 PM »

I am going to attempt to build my own acrylic tank (as well as stand and canopy- ambitious, I know). Now, I know that cubes are not ideal, how big would it have to be to be adequate? 24"x24"x24" is 60 gallons...but I realize that 2 feet isn't really enough room to swim. Any thoughts on how I could make it work without getting too big? And if a large cube is acceptable what type fancy would be best suited? Obviously I don't want anything large.
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 01:51:59 AM »

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cheri_alexander
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 01:58:13 PM »

I already know how to build it scrivens, that's not what I was asking.
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 02:07:01 PM »

well, Oranda and Ryukin are reckoned to need more height to their tanks than fantails...so I would go for the big egg-shaped fish
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 02:18:31 PM »

Ok thanks. Aren't Joey's videos cool? I already made my own filter and resealed a tank thanks to him.
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 02:25:55 PM »

well, if i can understand 'em..anyone can Cheesy
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 02:49:47 PM »

Lol, same here! I think I'll make a 12"x12"betta cube so I can get the feel of welding the acrylic first. Will two fancies really be ok in a two foot cube? I could always make it 36"x24x24 but then it doesn't look so cool...
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 03:59:24 PM »

I think the 3 foot tank would be ideal......a one foot cube might make a great Betta tank though Wink
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 05:53:56 PM »

Yeah, im excited about the betta tank, I'm going to build a tiny stand and canopy for it, homemade filter and led light fixture.
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 06:09:11 PM »

I believe Dragonii was going to build a cube tank... his thread is here, in case you haven't already seen it.....
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 06:26:53 PM »

Oh that's cool! His is 2'x 2' as well! As much as I really want a cube tank I guess I won't do it. I wouldn't be happy keeping goldfish in a less-than-ideal environment. So, since I'm building it myself it can be any shape. What would be the absolute best size and shape to keep just 2-3 fancies? I want it to look special and interesting but it needs to be square or rectangle, I don't trust myself with various angles and shapes yet.
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 10:35:59 AM »

Cheri, if you are doing fancy bodied goldfish a 2x2 cube will be just fine. They don't so much need the length that a slender bodied goldfish needs. They tend to stumble around more than actually swim back and forth.
A 60 gallon cube should provide more than enough space for them to move around and explore. It will be fine.

My plan was to put 3 in my tank. Unfortunately my tank project has fallen to the side for the time being.... I bought a Jeep last month and it has been taking all of my free time. lol
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Re: Cube Tank
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 06:07:36 PM »

Maybe I will do it then. Joey told me to use 10mm acrylic for a 30-40 gallon tank. What should I use for a 12" betta cube? I believe it's only a bit over 7 gallons. I'd like to be able to get the acrylic locally for my first experiment as it is rather expensive online.
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