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    Post (1st build) 75 Gal aluminum tslot tank with stand

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    Built a 75 Gal tank over the weekend using Controlled Dynamics Aluminum framing from Kremco. They have new type of aluminum framing and thought it would be a perfect fit for a tank build.

    Want to get some thoughts and comments on the build.

    I put the glass right into the channels and filled with silicon and a plastic insert to make the corners water tight.

    Going to house either a large Oscar or a Red Slider turtle, currently have both in a 55 gal and they have grown out of there current home.

    In the future I will be building another larger tank with some heavier duty profiles and brackets.

    Typically, I've seen just the tank stands built from aluminum but not the entire tank..

    Pictures seem to be sideways..


    Appreciate your input!
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    Click here to enlarge...i like the idea and the look!..Click here to enlarge
    Did you put the silicon in before or after the glass?

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    There are plastic-panel retainers inside of the channels which I laid bead of silicone between the plastics and the glass, also after the glass was inplace I ran another bead inside the tank sealing the glass to the aluminum. This is my first attempt at a custom build.
    Thank you panel retainer.jpeg

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    Sweet!

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    Love the pup.......Click here to enlarge

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