Plywood tank design development

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JasonR replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

The plywood would probably work but the 2x4's would def be stronger and would work fine too
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Theaggressiveoscar replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

Very well then, I will start buying the materials tomorrow and will hopefully be able to start building the frame.

Thank you very much Jason for all of your advice, I really apreciate it :lol:

I will be sure to keep you guys updated
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Nina_W replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

pulling up a chair to sit and watch.
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Theaggressiveoscar replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

Turns out that I'll have to move out soon and it just wouldn't be smart to build such a large tank now and have take it down in a few months (It wouldn't even fit through the door). I'll also be going into college and so on in about a year.

So whenever I build it I would have to put it all together inside the house while knowing that it will be up and running for a very long time. I could always make the tank less deep but it would just be a waste in my opinion to use such big and thick glass on a 200 gallon tank.

I'm better off with my 2 125g tanks for now :(

It kills me having to cut the project short but it is for the best, it is the smart thing to do.

Sorry guys, I was really looking forward to this and I bet you were too but I just gotta think about tomorrow and make smart decisions.

:unsure: The monster tank will have to wait....
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

Dont be disappointed, good things in life take time. I too built my big tank inside. Then had to remove a patio door to get it out. I couldnt get it to hold water, 3 failed attempts. Sold it as a terrarium, didnt break even on materials, but recovered most expenses. At your age and station in life, you should think long and hard about an immovable tank. You should be proud to have 2 125's. Good decision to postpone your plan.


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JasonR replied the topic: Plywood tank design development

I def think you made a good choice here. Its a lot of work to build one of these suckers so best to do it when you can enjoy it for a good long while.
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