100 Gal Plywood With glass front

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  1. JSpeed3

    JSpeed3 Plankton

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    Hello:)
    Gonna try to do a 100 gal woody. Been reading over the 3reefs experience builders, and I wanna try to do this myself.

    I screwed and glued the side together 1st, then I will screw and glue the sides to the bottom. I dont have a helper and this was easier. Once two pieces were glued i didnt have to move to to get to the other side

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  4. JSpeed3

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    Thanks, N Bare with me while i learn Forum Talk..
     
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    good luck with your build. I will be following this one. Don't forget the pics
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice start, like that you have everything pre-drilled.
     
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  9. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    I will help as much as I can. Making my own 200g woody taught me quite a bit about the process.

    I don't think you will have issues with doing it the way you have so far, but I had all the sides rest on the bottom of the tank.

    I probably have about 8 million more questions for you on how you will be building this, but what are the dimensions?
     
  10. JSpeed3

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    Thanks and I appreciate all the input. I have both sides and front and back screw and glued. at first I wasnt but im going to screw/glue a top piece (48x20) and then cut it out like i did the front. the bottom or floor of the tank is doubled (48x20) pieces. I just want the tank to be as solid as possible.

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    48L*20D*24H
    3/4" AC PLYWOOD
    TIGHTBOND III GLUE

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  11. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Wow, that is going to be one strong bottom.

    Looking good.
     
  12. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    With a plywood tank, the bottom corners receive the most stress, so overbuilt down there is a good thing.

    What epoxy or epoxy paint will you use? How much of a eurobrace does that equate to? I have a 3" eurobrace on mine for the top, and even at 62" wide, there have been no issues. Deflection with a FW fill was zero..

    What thickness of glass are you going to use. I used 3/8" , I suspect you should too. 1/4" would be too little.