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Old 06-20-2005, 10:06 PM   #21
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No it is not slate board it is a pressed wood product with resin etc mixed in it. Looks similar to OSB but thicker and smoother (tongue and groove). I discovered it when I build my new house. It was a very large floor plan 11,000 sq ft. that could not be under roof quickly it was going to be exposed to rain and weather for a extended time. So it was shown to me by commercial construction supplier. It is not carried by HD etc. that I have ever seen. I just happen to have about 15 sheets left over and that is why I used it. Works great and supports lots of weight. Lumber yards in your area should carry it. Like I said before, I would not sheet it unless you have a acrylic tank.

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Old 06-21-2005, 09:16 AM   #22
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I probably will not sheet, but I will seal it. Thanks for all the advise. I can't wait to get started.


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Old 06-21-2005, 12:53 PM   #23
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I sheeted mine in the wall with regular birch ply and hve gotten it wet many times with a little water with no problems. Plywood is much more resilient than you think. It is also nice to have a shelf at hand level to set things on while your working in the tank.

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