Ply Wood Tank

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  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    how thick is that ply wood? it would have to be pretty thick to hold that much water. how long did it take you to make it? its a fine looking tank!
     
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  3. viking

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    Hi,
    One thing most people dont undersatnd is plywood is one of the strongest woods there is. Before building i asked around and most said that 3/4 inch thick was more than enough. I actually made it much stronger. I used two pieces laminated together. One 3/4 inch and one 1/2 inch.
    Took about 3 months to make but i was only doing it for something to do at the time and just did some work on it now and then. I suppose if was to make another it would take about 40 hours at a guess.
    Cheers,
    Viking.
     
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    Jeremy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    hello,
    so the plywood was over an inch thick? how thick would glass be for the same sized tank? and what are you going to do when youve had the tank for twenty years?
     
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    [quote author=Shrimp_Man link=board=DIY;num=1041936881;start=0#12 date=01/23/03 at 18:46:10]hello,
    so the plywood was over an inch thick?  how thick would glass be for the same sized tank?  and what are you going to do when youve had the tank for twenty years?  [/quote]

    I suppose glass for a tank this size would be 1/2 inch maybe more on the bottom.
    20 years? hell i'll probably be dead ;D

    Cheers,
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    Jeremy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    in that case, give me all your stuff when u die. ill repaint the tank. hehehe.

    so is it cheaper to make the tank out of glass or plywood. that includes stand and sump.
     
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    Plywood would be cheaper for a tank this size. Smaller, glass would be cheaper.
    Cheers,
    Viking.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    Got any close up shots of that tank you can post here viking?
     
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    [quote author=Matt Rogers link=board=DIY;num=1041936881;start=15#16 date=01/24/03 at 11:49:32]Got any close up shots of that tank you can post here viking?[/quote]

    What do you want to see close up? and i'll try and get some shots. Be warned i dont take good photo's
    Cheers,
    Viking.
     
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    I know! I have seen your pics. heheh. :)
    Maybe some construction pics?
     
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    [quote author=Matt Rogers link=board=DIY;num=1041936881;start=15#18 date=01/24/03 at 15:14:24]I know! I have seen your pics. heheh. :)
    Maybe some construction pics?[/quote]

    Matt, sorry only ones i have are these construction shots

    I didnt take many. Maybe when i build the hexagonal tank i'll take more shots.
    Cheers,
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