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Old 07-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #11
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Yeah I pm'd him and this is what he said.




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Tiger - great post, finished tank looks really good, one of the better ones i have seen, its hard to even tell its a plywood tank from the pic. however i have seen write ups from people that just use a Marine boat sealer, to seal the wood instead of fiberglass, any reason why you went the more expensive way?


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Whatever's clever, I could only find the resin here in the midwet...I am actually looking into a more "clear" epoxy resin..but so far no luck..if you find something, please feel free to share it with me!
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ah, makes sense. so really no good reason to spend 100 bucks, you might spend 50 of that on marine boat paint, least we found another way to save some money though.

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Old 07-25-2005, 05:43 PM   #13
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This guy didn't seem to worried about using wood for a 1700 gallon tank http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...00g_tank_1.php. I gues as long as it's sealed properly and has enough support, you can build any size within reason.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:57 PM   #14
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The one ommission i noticed, is a lack of glue. i wouldn't consider not gluing a ply wood tank. It would be much stronger and the glue seals the joints. Drywall screws are not the strongest, and it is easy to snap the heads off of them. Other than that it seems a good plan.
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:59 PM   #15
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This guy didn't seem to worried about using wood for a 1700 gallon tank http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...00g_tank_1.php. I gues as long as it's sealed properly and has enough support, you can build any size within reason.
That 1700 shark tank was incredible. Makes me feel like I could at least do this 300 gallon..l
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thats pretty **** cool, but when you need to clean the tank of algea, looks like you will need to get on the wetsuit, and googles but it would be a nice way to cool off on those hot summer nights.
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:44 AM   #17
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Yeah you could cool off but you'd be getting in there with the shark.. 8O
It's not like you'd have a tank to transfer him.
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