Dbo's plywood frag tank (now filled!)

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  1. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Since I had a extra counter space available I figured I would make a frag tank. I was going to just buy a tank but figured I would give a plywood tank a shot just for fun.
    Will be built out of 1/2" ply with a pond liner inside (didnt wanna try the epoxy)
    Lit by a 6 bulb t5 nova extreme.
    Canister filter in closet next door (dont wanna mess with a sump) keeping it simple.
    Dimensions will be 36x19x11
    Heres some pics from tonight. Picking up the ply tomorrow.

    Counter space
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    Light hung
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    Outside of tank will be covered in same tile as the floor
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    Wish me luck!
     
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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Very cool! I've wanted to try that for a while.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Very cool, nice idea.

    I once saw a build thread of somone who had a bulit a huge, in wall tank out of plywood.
    Of course the front was glass. He of course epoxied it all.

    I like the idea of your smaller scale with a liner. That tile outside is going to look good!
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Thanks everyone. Hopefully everything will go smoothly.
    Ill keep updating with progress.
    Small change- tank length will be 44" now.
     
  7. Sacohen

    Sacohen Bristle Worm

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    I saw a video where someone used liquid rubber that just rolled on like paint to water proof the plywood tank.
     
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  9. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Yeah you can use that stuff.
    If this tank was larger and had a viewing window I would go that route so you wouldnt see any creases in the liner, But this will be a top down view only so I decided on the liner.
    Liner cost is only 30 bucks too.
     
  10. CashMoney6980

    CashMoney6980 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Very cool idea!! I'm looking forward to updates and pics!! I'm curious to see how it turns out!!
     
  11. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Quick sketchup of the design.
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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