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Old 01-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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I will keep all of that in mind.
I think that my wife would shoot me if I asked to build one using cement.
But I will remember that for the future.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:27 PM   #12
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Being a professional Painting Contractor I would use a product called Drylock on the interior of the plywood. I would then probably paint over the dry lock with 4 coats of a product by Sherwin Williams called Woodscape stain. It's a stain but applies like paint and dries like paint. Maybe if I'm going super crazy I would ProBlock inbetween the drylock coat and the 4 coats of woodscape.

I might even try to make a small version of a plywood tank just to see how it would come out. Seems odd but fun to do.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:45 PM   #13
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I may give it a try, but I will have to wait because I am currently constructing a tank stand and 2 storage benches for our house. The stand is going to a friend and then I might give it a try.

Thanks for the suggestion of Drylock and the stain. I will probably use it when/if I attempt to build one.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:01 PM   #14
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Oh, well then you'll love this link. It's a guy from this other forum that I am a member of. He made a 125G from scratch out of wood! It's amazing. Pictures galore!!

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...er=asc&start=0
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Very common practice and it has been around for years....as far as size goes, there is a chap online that a couple of years back built a 2700 gallon marine tank from plywwod.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:09 PM   #16
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Or this guy built a 1700 gallon shark tank http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...00g_tank_1.php.

Toirtis, do have a link to that 2700 gallon tank?
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Hands down to that guy. I wonder how you would water change that thing. So, like, 5% of 2700 is 135G. Yikes!
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lol should have like a 500 refrigium type thing.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:09 PM   #19
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Actually one of the main advantages I've seen for building your own plywood tank is the flexibility of size and shape.
Example a corner tank of 100plus gallons can be quite expensive to buy IF you can find the right dimentions, but building your own, you can make to fit, with the side towards the walls being plywood (don't need to be clear).
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be cheaper, and lighter to have one custom built all glass.
1000+ gal and you might be coming even.
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