Plywood fail

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I was breaking down the plywood and cleaning the sand away when I noticed some paint has blistered and come away. Then we tried to move it and couldnt its stuck, then Grants puts something in between the tank and stand and rotten wood came out. :(

So remember we had that stupid pond filter and it burst all over my living room; well I think the water got in between the tank and stand and formed a seal and may have slowly been rotting the tank from outside in.

So all in all I have taken it off ebay and good job we decided to empty before it caused damage. But it means the thing will have to be demolished to move. :(

Grants happy because he gets to smash things. :)

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gorgoroth replied the topic: Plywood fail

yay to the smashing part, awwww to the tank breaking part!! this really sucks, over here people ask crazy money for plywood tanks (600 euro for a 200gallon without any accessories.) well if there is one thing you'll have learned from this it's that filters go beneath the aquarium to prevent this kind of stuff from happening.

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Goranothos replied the topic: Plywood fail

You are strong.

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Wizzah replied the topic: Plywood fail

Sorry to hear,

I plan on making a 12ft x 4ft x3ft tank next year when I move out, I shall try and avoid this ;)
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Plywood fail

That sucks. But from my understanding, plywood tanks are not designed to be moved after construction.....& with a baby in the house, better you found this way before disaster struck. The way I look @ it, someone was looking out for you & the little guy. ;)

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Noddy replied the topic: Plywood fail

I waited for you yesterday, after you told me.
I was mixing MAD, so I didn't hear your call...sorry.
This sucks and not that it helps you, but like Wizzah said, how couldt this have been avoided?
By sealing the stand ,what do you think?

anywayz, :( :( :(
but glad you found out now, and noy after the tanks giving in...
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jnet replied the topic: Plywood fail

well a stressful day lol.

Had a lovely meal and painted front garden all was well then a guy came to buy our car that he won for £1,500 thats cheap for this car it has done 36,000 so not much and is a 07 plate he looked over and said it was in bad state and worth £900 and thats all he would pay. I explained he won it for £1,500 and thats what we want if he doesnt want to pay thats fine he doesnt have car. It got heated but in the end he gave up.

Anyway Grant was stressed and annoyed, I left him and went to the allotment but on the way got chatting to my friend. I was a bit longer than I thought and Grant had been searching for me as it was getting dark and he was worried.

I got back home and a friend had been around to help with breaking down tank and its black... I mean black, the wood is rotten the walls have got mould on them. How it hasnt collapsed already I dont know. Lucky I decided to take it down or we could have been in real mess. And my fish would have all been dead. Just hope it hasnt done to much damage to the wall its a supporting one.

Well very stressed and tired and real busy day tomorrow so going to bed, but thought I would rant at you guys lol.

And note to anyone dont get stupid pond filter and put above a plywood tank and this is what happens. Stick to canister filters.

I might take pics so you guys can see.

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Goranothos replied the topic: Plywood fail

jnet wrote: Stick to canister filters.


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