Re: NANFA-L-- Frugal fish transporting and keeping - cheap

Nick Zarlinga (
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 19:46:17 -0500

Building your own aquariums is cheaper than buying them
new if you can't seem to find used tanks, and also a heck
of a lot of fun. I've pilfered scraps of countertop from
the dumpster behind a local cabinets and counters business
- the formica surface is waterproof and occasionally
pleasing as a tank background; I use the scraps in the
same way people build plywood tanks. Building all-glass
tanks from new glass isn't cost effective. The best
source of cheap thick plateglass comes in the form of the
tops of old coffee tables, frequently set on the curb for
the garbage man or at thrift stores.

Travis Haas
Fox River and Lake Winnebago
Apppleton, WI
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