Ply Wood Tank

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OFL replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

I was talking to my mate today about this. He builds ponds for a living and cleans tanks. We did one himself and used a heavy duty pond liner. You just got to be absolutely sure that no moisture gets into the wood. Moisture completely wrecks Wood, especially if its just ply. Also because you will only have class at the front and not at the sides, the tank will actually look like it has more depth, especially if it has a black background. Obviously your lighting will have to be increased if you do want to see things properly.

Remember you are dealing with around five tons of water, I still look at my 300 gallon tank and pray nothing goes wrong. 1 inch glass will be okay but remember it is the bottom of the tank that will take the weight of all that water.

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

this really become a good discusion. in my line of work before,
would you believe that a tank with 5.0 meters in diameters, and
15.0 meters high requires less thickness at the bottom plate?

i know this is not the proper forum to tackle such topic but nevertheless
i can share my knowledge in Stainless Steel Fabrication for brewery tank.
same principle is applied in glass tank. we have to consider all pressure
around the different plates of the tank.
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Dalton replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

I know the pressure of this tank would be extremly high. I wouldnt even atempt it if i know it wouldnt work due to the fact my son, and my basement lol I have high hopes and i know my grandfathers welding is one of the best. lol but i really hope my girlfriend lets me do this im gonna wait a week to even ask her she saw my plains on the table and she told me what is this. all i said is something im playing around with lol

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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

sounds realy good and exciting to mee hope you can do just what you want and it all goes well for you .........
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Dalton replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

well i wish i could me and my gf where gonna get married this june but i find out she was cheating on me. so long story short im moving so im might not get TO BUILD This for a while. im moving today :(

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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

very sorry to hear it my friend ..................hope things go the way you want them to
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Dalton replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

well im sure they wont go the way i want because if that happend this would of never happend to me and we would still be getting married. Its her loose though not mine. The only person that this is really gonna effect is my 17 month old son.

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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

very sorry my friend ...............good luck and godspeed to you
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Dalton replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

thanks

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Ply Wood Tank

sorry to hear that Dalton. definitely, the child will be
affected in some other way. But we, the matured people
should find a way to get around the situation and dont let
the child get affected.

there must be a reason it happens along the way. let it go.
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