300 Gal Plywood Build

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So ive taken the leap and bought the lumber for a plywood tank.:) Not a lot to report yet but heres the plan thus far.

Tank will be 96"x30"x24" and built with 3/4“ plywood.

Glass front viewing panel

Sealing the tank with Max ACR epoxy resin. Corners reinforced with fiberglass cloth.

Ive begun building the stand thus far so i plan on throwing up some progress pics and such maybe monday
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

You going to use one of your older tanks as the sump?

I don't know if this is cheaper than the epoxy you plan on using

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

nice man this is going to be good for the site!!

and a good guide for me also ;)

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

Rocksor wrote: You going to use one of your older tanks as the sump?

I don't know if this is cheaper than the epoxy you plan on using

www.rubberizeit.com/


I got rid of my older tanks other than a 55. I dont think id use the 135 that the umbee is in now cuz its still a nice tank.

Yeah i considered using something like that liquid rubber but theres a couple downfalls to it that i didnt care to deal with. The max acr is $85 per kit on ebay and ill only need one
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

look so clean already J!

already looks super sturdy ! which it must be!

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2Tigers replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

I'll be following this thread as well. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

Have fun with that build. I helped someone build one a LONG time ago, but he used the liquid rubber, and had to use the fiberglass resin for the plexiglass front. All in all it looked good.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

I don't know anything about woodworking or framing, so explain to me the advantage of assembling the top and then nailing it to the vertical frame instead of just building the top on the vertical frame.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: 300 Gal Plywood Build

Good luck with the project Jason. Think I am going to follow this closely. Just in case I end up having to build one one day... :laugh: The stand already looks great ! :)
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