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tony

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In stead of having a 120g glass tank without any holes and all those plumbing and over flow hanging in the outside and in the display tank. A reef ready tank made out of plywood and epoxy paint with all the over flow and close loop holse made with a quike drill. What due you think about this replacement instead of the gass tank? Also the glass tank is not done correctly although it dosnt leaks.
 

mojoreef

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Sure thier are alot of tanks made that way. I do believe their is a life span on a tank like that but I am not sure what it is. I will see if I can dig some info up for ya. Also I know someone that has done that. I will see if I can get him over here to talk with ya.


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Woodstock

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Brian_e had a BEAUTIFUL 320 gallon in-wall wood tank!! He recently tore it down and is in the process of getting another one... acrylic I think. Maybe you could PM or email him....
 

tony

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Thanks for all the sugestions....I already had check GARF, from ther I got my idea but is it a good idea to put a reef in this type of tank because Im planning on livin it for many years running like that?If the back wood sheet is going to have about 12 holes due I need to put 2 3/4 sheets of wood together so its stronger?
 

brian_e

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plywood tanks are great if u are tiring to save money.My tank was only set up for 2 years and its great to be able to drill holes when ever u want to and i always wanted to and u still shouldn't need to double the back wall it will be fine. The only thing i can tell u is to find the best paint u can what i had got was local and when i drained it i found it had some cracks in the paint i think do to the uv from the lights. If u are going to build it the way garf says u can change the center brace to a euro brace makes it a lot nicer not blocking light mine was a 2 1/2 inch lip all the way around the top

sorry all my stuff runs togather if u need to ask me send me a email briane2@aol.com
 

bigb

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Alberta canada
I have built several plywood tanks in the past years for my self and friends. The oldest one being 12 years old, hasn't showed any sign of fatigue yet. I use hardwood plywood like birch, epoxy resin and fiber glass matting for the base and then epoxy paint
 

tony

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I will practice a little with small project ontil I learn the basics to get started in a 180g tank im thinking to do. Some help may help thanks... :rolleyes:
 

wanareef

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Portland, OR
i've built several and the las one is still in use, today. 250gal's just using 3/4" CDX ply, with fiberglass cloth in the all the corners. I used the resin and added a blue color to it (dye) and just poured it on to make a 1/4" thick "liner" to the inside. Now across the top just add several thd rods for a brace to not block the lights.
good luck
 

gobie

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I Had Seen A Tank In Hawii That Was In Wall Made Out Of An Old Hot Tub W The Front Only Being Glass. It Was One Of The Coolest Things I Had Ever Seen.
 

class clown

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Thank you all for making my evening with this great thread. I have never seen anything quite like this before. WOW is all I can say- I am truly amazed!
 
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