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Old 06-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Plywood aquarium?

Has anyone on here ever built a plywood aquarium? I saw it on Uarujoey's youtube channel and want to build one. Does anybody have plans, details or pics? Anything would be great! Thanks!
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I have plans and currently building one. What size you aiming for?
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I have plans and currently building one. What size you aiming for?
Cool and not sure yet. I'm hoping at least over 100 gallons and I want a long one for cichlids. It all depends on what my dad lets me build. Does it save money to build one rather than buying one?
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It does if you do it right. Usually the bigger is best. Because the cost of glass. Depends on ur budget. If you already have glass or a hook up then great. I have to go from scratch. I do have a 240 gallon that I cracked( just back glass) so I will probably build another smaller tank using that. You should get an idea of how much retailers are asking for the size you want and price out material. I'm doing a 600 gallon (inner diameter) I am spending money but no where near what I can buy that tank for already built. Do you have any hookups with material?
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I will tell you that people do plywood builds because glass is expensive. I am doing 3/4" thick glass 96"x36" starfire (super clear glass) and that is roughly $1200. I have no connections with materials. That's straight up just me going into a shop not knowing anyone.
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It does if you do it right. Usually the bigger is best. Because the cost of glass. Depends on ur budget. If you already have glass or a hook up then great. I have to go from scratch. I do have a 240 gallon that I cracked( just back glass) so I will probably build another smaller tank using that. You should get an idea of how much retailers are asking for the size you want and price out material. I'm doing a 600 gallon (inner diameter) I am spending money but no where near what I can buy that tank for already built. Do you have any hookups with material?
My dad is big into woodworking so I might be able to get plywood on a deal, and my uncle knows a glass guy, so I might be able to get that cheap. But Yeah I don't have anything yet lol, We are still thinking about where we want it and what size. I'm only 15 lol so I can't make a tank as big as I want so it'll most likely be a max 200 gallons. And sounds good.
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I will tell you that people do plywood builds because glass is expensive. I am doing 3/4" thick glass 96"x36" starfire (super clear glass) and that is roughly $1200. I have no connections with materials. That's straight up just me going into a shop not knowing anyone.
Wow big tank! And thats expensive! Hopefully i can get something cheaper!
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Yup. Even plywood is $67 for 1 sheet of 4x8 1 inch thick. That's why I say bigger is better. Because you can buy a 100-200 gallon for the same price.
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I was also thinking about making plywood aquariums. I have an abundance of old window glass, would those suffice? What thickness should it be? I haven't measured it yet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #10
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Depends on size. On depth. My 240 has 1/2". My 600 Will hace 3/4". I guess your tank will depend on the size of your glass.
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