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post #21 of 25 Old 04-15-2007, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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so exactly why cant u use marine grade silicon?im pretty sure its cheap at home depot or what ever its called in america ive seen it b4, our equivlent is 'bunnings" and it is about 12 bucks a tube and it goes in like a gun think which u can rent out for 10 bucks a day over here
that would become very expensive to cover the entire wood with. also i dont know how well it would work, or if it would look very nice because itd be really difficult to get smooth all over the wood i would reckon. i think ill stick with using the silicone just the fill on the joints

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post #22 of 25 Old 04-15-2007, 08:05 AM
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yea sorry, thats wat i ment use the silicon for the joints i thought u were talking about using laminate for the joints aswell...lol sorry...ever thought of somthing from pool shops some epoxy resin? 2 part water proofing agent..just throwing some ideas out to explore i dont know if we r allowed to post the link but i think the garf web site had how to build tanks big enough for a person to get in with snorkel gear.not sure on the website tho try n google it.they used pool epoxy...but about 10 layers of it and sanded it down, mite be the expensive route but it worked for sure.good luck with the idea tho! cant wait to hear results as im keen on the idea too
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post #23 of 25 Old 04-15-2007, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for that. i have thoguht of swimming pool suppliers but not looked in any yet. tbh after receiving all this advice/warning/suggestions etc im getting a bit nervous aboutt he whole thing. i think i might just save up and buy a tank, then satisfy this diy urge i seem to have by making the hood and stand for it. that way, if i mess up, its just my time and money gone to waste, not fishes lives

i appreciate the help from everyone. probably saved me money, time and disasters lol
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post #24 of 25 Old 05-18-2007, 02:26 PM
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http://www.garf.org/140.gallon.html

I am guessing that the tank on tis site is plywood but I can't tell for sure. Would definately be a way to save $100's building a big tank, especially with the glass prices in my area.
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post #25 of 25 Old 05-18-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.garf.org/140.gallon.html

I am guessing that the tank on tis site is plywood but I can't tell for sure. Would definately be a way to save $100's building a big tank, especially with the glass prices in my area.
Thanks. I had a look on that site a while ago and it's what gavem e the idea TBH. However, I have since just bought another tank as I picked one up second hand pretty cheap. I'll keep all this information in mind for the future though.

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