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post #1 of 8 Old 04-12-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thought this was pretty cool.... check it out!

Has anyone here tried to make one of these?? Seems like it would be a really fun project. A plywood aquarium.

What are your thoughts?

hahahaha I know I know... I just got my first tank stabilized and now I am thinking about a bigger tank!

Thanks a lot who knew this would be addictive?!?!?!
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-12-2012, 02:17 PM
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disaster waiting to happen lol.... id rather buy a proper tank.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-12-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by rhymon78 View Post
disaster waiting to happen lol.... id rather buy a proper tank.
Agreed.... I do think that the potential is there for some serious issues.... However... The guy says that it is as strong as a conventional tank....

I am not sure.... But I think it would be fun to try on a slightly smaller scale.
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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Idk guys, ive watched quite a few of this guys videos and he seems to know his stuff. The guy is knowledgeable in many aspects of fish keeping, and he makes actual furniture aquariums (coffee tables and end tables). If im not looking at the forum, im on his youtube page checking his many projects and tutorials.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-13-2012, 12:24 AM
237 gallon tank!!! for $375. I think i may try building a tank. A small one of course. I wonder how much it would be to build a small tank and stand and make it pretty. O say a 10-20gallon tank. I know what my summer project is going to be. If this works I may never buy another tank again. If I were to do this would anyone like pictures or video of my guaranteed frustration and possible failure.? I wonder if that flex seal stuff they sell on TV would work?

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-13-2012, 07:36 AM
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Trust me everything this guy builds in his videos WORKS and WORKS well.

I have recently just built a stand using his design and wow it is strong. If you subscribe to his youtube channel, you will not be disappointed, one of the best DIY sites for information.

There are many people who have built even bigger tanks and proven it to work. Plywood tanks are not new but bare in mind you only see benefits on cost (biggest being glass or acrylic) for the front panel above 220g. The covering stuff (Zavlar Liquid Rubber) is primarily used to cover roofs as a waterproof membrane so it is incredibly waterproof and extremely cheap and easy to use compared to fibreglass or epoxying the tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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Reviving this old thread sorry! I actually saw this while browsing youtube for diy foam backgrounds. has anyone here actually tried this?? I think Im going to try this out and see. seems like it would work out pretty good but one question how do you get the glass to stick to plywood just the 100% silcone?
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 07:41 PM
I have seen more plywood tanks an the web than acrylic builds. If you build it right, its just as effective as any other tank. Don't let the word plywood fool you. The plywood is only the tank's shell. Its a very cost effective build. Make sure you do all the research and come up with a solid construction plan for the build and more than likely you can eliminate your risk of failure as well. I have watched alot of Joey's video and he knows his stuff. Because of his videos, I will be attempting a 180g acrylic build 1st quarter next year. At least that's the plan as of now.

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