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So I really wouldnt mind building a Plywood tank. Worries me a bit since I am not exactly someone who works well with wood.

So since I am worried about my abilities, what about if I made a smaller one to start with?

I have a 55 gallon for my goldie. How about if I were to build something in the 75 gallon range and see how that goes?

If so, do you guys have any suggestions on where to get a job build for me to follow for the tank and stand?

I might be able to let the lumber yard cut everything to size so I don't have to be concerned about cutting the wood correctly.

Any advice?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

I'm gonna pm you, I've punched out the same long message twice and got session expired both times. Piss me off.


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Suprd71 wrote: I'm gonna pm you, I've punched out the same long message twice and got session expired both times. Piss me off.



Thanks. I appreciate you taking the time..
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JasonR replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

As far as the tank build and easy plans check this: www.garf.org/tank/buildtank.asp

For the stand: www.garf.org/calculators/BuildLargeStand_2.asp


Start researching the heck Out of this. I'm talking reading every forum thread you can find on similar builds as the one you want to do. MFK is a great place to find lots of plywood builds. I plan on doing a detailed step by step of my build but may be a bit. I think liquid rubber to seal the tank will be the easiest way to go. THere are quite a few other ways to do it but most take a bit more skill and not much room for error. As far as doing a 75 gal first you could but you'll find that plywood tanks don't meet the cost benefit till around 300 gal so you could buy a 75 cheaper than you could build one.

Get to researching and we'll be glad to help you through. It's actually quite easy to do with a few tools especially if you have the lumber cut for you.
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Richardb1976 replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

Those are some great links Jason
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acdcking12 replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

I sure wish I had a bit more confidence. Laugh
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

Trial and error= success= confidence... do it!


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JasonR replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

Confidence comes when you have a complete understanding of what you have to do and research will get you there
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I will do more research. :-)
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cebosound replied the topic: New to Possible plywood tank build. Have a question

do it!

and vid/pic document the sht out of it. B)

My YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/cebosound1?blend=1&ob=0
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