1. CarpCharacin

    Plywood vs Acrylic

    In your opinion, which is better/more budget friendly for building an aquarium? I'm considering building a 150-180 gallon tank to keep some large fish.
  2. CarpCharacin

    Stock tank sump?

    Once I move, I'm thinking about building a sump out of a stock tank to filter the tank or pond that I will be breeding cichlids in. Has anyone built a sump using a stock tank? Is it a good idea? What are some of the pros and cons of using a stock tank vs a traditional glass aquarium?
  3. CarpCharacin

    DIY canister filter?

    I am going to get a 300 gallon stock tank soon (once I've finished some of my existing projects) so I can start breeding cichlids. Has anyone here built a DIY canister filter? If so, what did you use for the filter body, a 5 gallon bucket, PVC pipe? What did you use for media?
  4. Angelphish

    Methods Used to Reduce Nitrate

    Many people may find it difficult to control their nitrate, as many have too many fish, overfeed, or just don't feel like doing water changes. Nitrates can also be an issue in larger tanks, as it's harder to change out such large amounts of water. This thread is the solution to nitrate - These...
  5. Dharma

    DIY 90 gallon stand

    Here are a few shots of the 90 gallon stand we built. It was constructed from 2x3's & 1/2" birch plywood. Currently we are installing the background in the tank and hope to have it in place and filled this weekend. Will post pics as we make progress.
  6. CarpCharacin

    Selling fish food

    Has anyone here ever sold any of their DIY fish food? Was it profitable?
  7. CarpCharacin

    Can an aquarium be built with Lexan?

    Is it possible to build an aquarium out of Lexan instead of acrylic, plywood or glass?