Plywood frag tank construction

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  1. slowleak

    slowleak Feather Duster

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    Just like title says. I'm starting construction on a frag tank (well tanks). So far all I have is measurements ;D but cutting will begin in about 10 minutes. I'm pretty excited to get this going, lots of pics to come.

    here is the measurement on the small tank:

    17"W x 30"L x 9"T

    does anyone know a calculator to use to figure out volume?
     
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  3. NU-2reef

    NU-2reef Montipora Digitata

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  4. frkid247

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    a tank out of plywood?
     
  5. NU-2reef

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    ohhhh young grasshopper. plywood builds are sweet.
     
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  6. divott

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    horkn was the last plywood build on here as far as i know. he did an awesome job. check out his build thread.
     
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    never heard of a plywood tank. cant wait to see!
     
  11. slowleak

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    Well after the last hour or so, I cant get my sheet saw to work :(

    Gotta get a couple parts for it, so in the meantime I will be working on my nano

    Hopefully tomorrow I can get the wood cut, and saturday start construction.

    Here's the dimensions on the second tank:
    96" L, 24" W, 9" T
     
  12. iLLwiLL

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    The last thing I would use on a tank made of wood is MDF. I realize it gets several coast of resin, but if you miss ANYTHING inside or out that tank will be garbage as soon as water finds its way in.

    On a side note, why do you want to build such a small tank out of wood? I thought the appeal was $$$ savings for huge tanks, but in your case why not get a 30 breeder and save yourself all kinds of time and money?

    ~Will.