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National City  CA  91950
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Plastic Fish

The DEL MAR tank

Not all tanks are created rectangular.

Start date 10/1/97
This aquarium is custom made to fit into a specific area.
We were given the dimensions of the opening where this tank is to be placed.
Determining the wall thickness and support on such a tank is somewhat more complicated than a standard tank.
Stress factors change for a unusual shape such as this.

Del Mar tank
72" Front, 56" Back, 27" Wide, 36" High
(The tank is upside down in this series of pictures.)
That's a piece of wood in the middle for a temporary brace.
Notice the masking paper is left in place to prevent scratches during fabrication.


Del Mar tank
Here's one of the angles for the top of the tank.
Del Mar tank
A wider view of the angle.
Del Mar tank
From a different perspective.
Del Mar tank
A closer view of this angle.
Del Mar tank
Glueing a joint.
Del Mar tank
Adhesive at work.
Del Mar tank
Close-Up.
Del Mar tank
Up-Close.
Del Mar tank
Clamp in place.
Del Mar tank
Clamp in place.
Del Mar tank
Preparing to flip the tank.
Del Mar tank
Working with the router on an edge.
Del Mar tank
Close up of router work.
Del Mar tank
Tank being water tested
2 fish inatank
Starfish



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