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ak dylpickles
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PostPosted: 2010.03.27(Sat)16:10    Post subject: DIY plywood aquarium Reply with quote

Does any one have any suggestions on what I should be doing I am going to try to build a plywood/glass aquarium
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PostPosted: 2010.03.27(Sat)16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a good thread: http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=29610

Also, take a look here: http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=34882
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PostPosted: 2010.03.27(Sat)17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow thanks Caton that helped a lot!!
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PostPosted: 2010.03.27(Sat)18:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

one question... How do you tell what thickness you need for the plywood and glass?
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

A question just came to me. Could you line the tank with a pond liner?
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could line it with pond liner, but, it would effectively be useless come the glass section unless you could adhere it cleanly.. somehow to the glass without making a mess.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

what I think I might do Is line the back 3 sides with pond liner then in the front silicone the glass.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)14:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is probably not a very helpful post, but I would just not bother to be honest. It's just not worth the effort, a regular glass aquarium is not all that expensive compared to the livestock and other equipment costs. The only people you see making plywood aquariums are those that are obsessed with & are good at DIY.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)14:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

unissuh wrote:
This is probably not a very helpful post, but I would just not bother to be honest. It's just not worth the effort, a regular glass aquarium is not all that expensive compared to the livestock and other equipment costs. The only people you see making plywood aquariums are those that are obsessed with & are good at DIY.
unless u can get a really good deal on glass and epoxy. which I'm pretty close. so I think its cheaper to build it than buy it.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.03(Sat)14:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever built something like this before? What about the risk of leaks, breaks from improper structural reinforcements? Do you even have the tools and knowledge of how to use them required?
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