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Old 08-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #21
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The seams are all wood glued, heavily screwed and the siliconed in. I bought a full sheet of plywood that fits, so I could just jig around a center brace and just attach the whole thing to the top.

The sump's on hold for now. I was going to just build a plywood one into the stand, but I could only find enough sealant for the tank and don't really want to use a pond liner. I think i'm going to have to special order glass, so I have the time to find it, but for now, my chore is getting this sealed and the stand built
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #22
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Yup. It should form a pretty water tight seal. It worked for a guy's 1500g build, it should work for my 200g.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #23
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so flake, do you have the glass to make the tank yet? i cant wait to see that tank full of pristine water and excellent looking fish and inverts (even though thats a few months away with cycling and everything)!
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Sadly no. I called the glass place near me today for an estimate on getting starphire glass. They'd have to special order it, so they'll have to call me back with the cost. :[
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:59 PM   #25
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Wow, great job. But i do have to say this is the first time i have heard of a plywood DIY tank. A tank made out of plywood just sounds weird.
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Thanks! It sounded weird the first time I saw one. After looking at a few of them, I quite like the look. It's interesting to have a way to fully customize a fish tank without the enormous expense of all glass or acrylic.
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so whats this starphire glass? is it like extra clear or something lol
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Starphire is supersuper clear. It doesn't have the greenish tint some glass has. This picture I found on reef sanctuary pretty much made up my mind for me.

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oh wow! yeah get the starphire! is it a lot more expensive?
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It is. But it's not too far off the cost of acrylic, so i'm hoping it won't be too expensive to order and deliver. Fingers crossed!
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