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Has any one had any experience with plywood tanks? I'm thinking of building one and I was wondering inf anyone had any first hand advice? Thanks.

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I think Sakura is selling one she made so hopefully she will see this and tell you about how she made it!

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I don't, but there is a forum called monsterfish keepers and a lot of DIY tanks on there. From what I gather unless you build large it is cheaper to just buy a tank. Check it out.

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I made one and I would have to agree, it would have been cheaper for me to buy a rubbermaid stock tank of the same size. But it is fun to make one of your own, and if you're going for a specific look, you might want to make one still. Plus if you already have most of the building materials, it could be pretty cheap to make.

Here's my build thread:

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/91398-my-balcony-pond/

I followed David's instructions:

http://...................blogspot.com/2011/02/plywood-lined-ranchu-tub.html

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Here's a link to all my plywood tubs. Much easier to make than a tank with a viewing pane

http://...................blogspot.com/search/label/Plywood%20Lined%20Tub

I know someone who's made several moster plywood tanks and they inevitably get a hole somewhere in the coating, the bottom wood fills with water and eventually rots out.

I just watch Craig's list for large tanks. With the economy the way it is I've managed to buy a 350 glass 8x3x2, 300 acrylic 6x4x2 an 300 cube 4x4x3 and. 240 glass 8 x2x2 all for around a buck a gallon.

If you're looki g for a project it could be fun but in the long run the are not really worth it.

Best fishes

David

Www....................com

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I made one and I would have to agree, it would have been cheaper for me to buy a rubbermaid stock tank of the same size. But it is fun to make one of your own, and if you're going for a specific look, you might want to make one still. Plus if you already have most of the building materials, it could be pretty cheap to make.

Here's my build thread:

http://www.kokosgold...y-balcony-pond/

I followed David's instructions:

http://goldfishgarag...ranchu-tub.html

Thanks for posting this :)

Here's a link to all my plywood tubs. Much easier to make than a tank with a viewing pane

http://goldfishgarag...d%20Lined%20Tub

I know someone who's made several moster plywood tanks and they inevitably get a hole somewhere in the coating, the bottom wood fills with water and eventually rots out.

I just watch Craig's list for large tanks. With the economy the way it is I've managed to buy a 350 glass 8x3x2, 300 acrylic 6x4x2 an 300 cube 4x4x3 and. 240 glass 8 x2x2 all for around a buck a gallon.

If you're looki g for a project it could be fun but in the long run the are not really worth it.

Best fishes

David

Www....................com

This is the kind of information I am looking for. Reasons people don't do it. Thanks I appreciate your info.

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I have seen alot of them and would love to build a large one someday. If i were going to do it I would reinforce it with a layer of fiberglass. The paint really worries me it is very thin and a scratch to it would result in what David said a leaky tank with a rotten bottom.

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