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Plywood tanks

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects' started by Andrew_bram, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    So I know Scott has built his own tank. Has anyone else tried. What were the cost. Or links to building them. I am thinking 10x3x3. Also Scott any tips would be great.

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  2. ryewalk84

    ryewalk84 Amphipod

    I was contemplating doing one myself. Have researched in the past and they “seem” pretty straight forward. Interested in cost as well. Following.


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  3. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Big tank total cost was about $3500
     
  4. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dimensions on that?
     
  5. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    8'x6'x3' more or less
     
  6. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is just the tank materials correct (wood, glass, epoxy, and silicone)not any rock or equipment correct.

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  7. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Yea


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  8. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Yep, I spent a grand total of $50 on rock, $100 on lighting and everything else is stuff I had and laying around.
     
  9. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Although Scott can probably help you with whatever you want, if you have questions and are searching the national forums, check out the freshwater ones... there seem to be more plywood tanks on those than the marine forums for some reason.
     
  10. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Easiest way is to come see me or to check my build threads. Forums are all over the place on what is good and once you get to my size of tank the information I have seen is suspect at best.
     
  11. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I very well have to do that. However when I read the price to myself I heard my wife yell ANDREW from the other room.

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  12. Craigar

    Craigar Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    There’s a 390 starphire glad tank on cl for $1000 right now
     
  13. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    You got a link. Hope its 10ft long

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  14. Craigar

    Craigar Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

  15. Craigar

    Craigar Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    It’s 7 foot
     
  16. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    hmm he's like a couple blocks from me
     
  17. Craigar

    Craigar Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’m trying to get his lights from him just can’t seem to get hooked up with him I need some more sol blues
     
  18. Djmm1177

    Djmm1177 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

  19. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    $1000 for the whole thing? Do it Andrew...store it in my basement


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  20. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I can help too, you thinking for your basement


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