I'm low on cash but I seriously want to upgrade the size of my tank.
I know I need psychological help and that's beyond the scope of an internet forum but here's my quandary. I am bored with my current system. There's nothing to fix or even closely monitor anymore. Everything is growing very nicely but in the 75g, I have run out of room for all the SPS I want.
I can let this system run and grow for the next 2-5 years and frag accordingly but it's just not the size tank I always wanted.
I am a SPS coral guy first but I really have a desire for an Achilles Tang and a tank large enough to support one.
So, on a budget, I have room enough for a tank measuring 84"long x 30"deep x 24" tall which would yield about 250G. I don't want to spend a grand or more just on the tank, as I can build it myself.
My question to you guys is? Who has actually built their own tank and how much did the materials cost? I am open to either glass or acrylic. The only reason I am stopping at 24" tall is to save money and get two pieces per sheet, if I go with acrylic.