100 Gal Plywood With glass front

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  1. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    I love watching these woody builds, one day i'll do my own :)

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  3. bje

    bje Long-fin Bannerfish

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    awesome! i wanna do this one day. for now ill just live vicariously through you... subscribed
     
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  4. JSpeed3

    JSpeed3 Plankton

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    Thanks for the tip. Im leaning towards sweetwater but sherwin williams has a commercial store near by and i believe they sell a product thats made for potable water tanks. im still researching the epoxy solution. far as glass I will order 3/8 think glass....

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_uWfCkZ3Fq0o/S3PHYDLv7II/AAAAAAAABCY/1_2PiGlA3Nc/s640/2010-01-30 14.38.15.jpg

    Here I ran a bead of wood glue along the 4 seams. I figure it would prevent help leaks. Once I get the wood coated with epoxy i will then apply silicone....
     
  5. ChrisBs

    ChrisBs Purple Spiny Lobster

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    what holds the water
     
  6. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    The entire inside will get coated with about 1/4" thick waterproof epoxy applied in layers that will make the whole box watertight.
     
  7. Reef2Keep

    Reef2Keep Purple Spiny Lobster

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    had no idea this type of thing was being done!
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  9. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    if you come up with a good solution to the expoxy coat lmk im going to be building a small sump out of wood/Plexiglas for my octopus
     
  10. the purple grimace

    the purple grimace Astrea Snail

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    I would put filets in the corners of the tank to accept the fibreglass.You could also use polyester resin if your going to gelcoat the inside.Just wet it out real good when applying the first layer of glass.Looks real good and strong! good luck with the build.
     
  11. unclejed

    unclejed Whip-Lash Squid

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    I guess I have to plead ignorance on this. Why do you want a wooden aquarium? You can only see through the front?
     
  12. the purple grimace

    the purple grimace Astrea Snail

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    what about inwall aquariums?all you see is the front,people are building some really neat stuff out of plywood.Made me think about it few times too.