Sealing a plywood tank

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  1. Sacohen

    Sacohen Bristle Worm

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    Does any one know if Flex Seal is safe for sealing plywood aquariums?
    flexsealdirect dot com
     
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  3. khowst

    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

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    I know from monster fish keeper and a couple other forums that are more plywood oriented, a lot of people use 'pond armor'. for a plywood aquarium your gonna want a way larger quantity than what comes in those cans anyways.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I know this is a silly question but I'll ask it anyway :) what is a plywood tank?
     
  5. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Quite literally just that; it's constructed from plywood. The front panel might be glass or acrylic to make it viewable from one side.
     
  6. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    From my understanding no it is not.I'm looking myself.I'm building a small tank 36lx6wx12t.
     
  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    May I ask why someone would want a plywood tank?
     
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  9. Sacohen

    Sacohen Bristle Worm

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    1) Less expensive when building a really large tank.
    2) If you are building it into a wall and the back and side will not be viewable
    3) in my case I had a very small unique space that I wanted to put a 10 gallon RO/DI storage tank and a regular 10 gallon tank would not fit.

    I wound up shaving the black trim off it and it just fit in the area I had, so I never built the plywood tank.
     
  10. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Cost.
    Expecially if its a inwall tank you only really need a front viewing panel anyways.
    You coud build a monster tank for a quarter of the price of a all glass tank.
     
  11. Zgetman

    Zgetman Ritteri Anemone

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    Doesnt plywood warp and rot in water?
     
  12. Jlobes

    Jlobes Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ^^ hence, the reason for the pond sealant.