Dbo's plywood frag tank (now filled!)

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by DBOSHIBBY, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Mines a 50g plastic 'Rubbermaid Roughneck', and works great!- was $17.75 new for the container.
     
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  3. HeiHei29er

    HeiHei29er Gigas Clam

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    Very nicely done! I will be stealing that idea. :)
     
  4. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    if there is no view, how will u enjoy? also the top part is half blocked....
     
  5. Ryan Duchatel

    Ryan Duchatel Millepora

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    Thats what I think.... How can you enjoy something like that when its completely opague and you need to look from above as well as having that big light cover most of it?

    Seems like a great idea but im not sure its for me.

    Has anyone ever tried to look into their tanks from the top? Its far more difficult to see the coral etc when there is good flow....
     
  6. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Guys. This is a frag/growout tank. Not a display tank. This is tucked away in a room in the corner of my house.
    Could I have put a viewing panel on the front? Yeah, but I felt it wasnt needed for my intentions. This is to grow corals out and it will do just that.
    The opening on the top is plenty big enough to see inside and move stuff around, even if the pics dont show it.
    I wanted to try something different, and I love how it came out.
     
  7. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    I understand and agree with your logic. I personally think that it will serve its purpose perfectly and think that you did a great job making it look like it was built into that opening when the cabinets were installed and looks overall well built. Great job with the laminate and the trim. Awesome job. I have a similar opening in my hallway and would love something like that. Again I must say it looks awesome.
     
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  9. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    hahahaha, this got me thinking.... i would not say I am the most organized individual in every day life but when it comes to my aquarium and tank equipment im almost as organized a serial killer, its pretty funny
     
  10. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Thanks man! I appreciate it. Hopefully someone else will see this thread and try it out.
     
  11. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    I wanted to have everything I needed for fragging within a arms reach lol and yes...im a bit ocd when it comes to organization lol
     
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  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I could see your vision for this tank from the start. Totally agree and applaud your frag tank build.

    +1

    I DIY alot of my systems, and I'm really impressed.

    When you go to frag swaps/meets, etc., The tanks, even if they are visible from the side, are pretty much a top down sort of thing.

    This is an awesome idea/build/finished product, etc.