DIY Aquarium

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    Boo77 New Member Member

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but nothing else sounded better. So, I was just wondering if any of you have built a plywood fish tank? Was it hard? Was it cheaper than buying one? I think I could convince my dad to help me with this, as long as its cheaper than buying a regular tank. He's pretty good with carpentry.
     
  2. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi,

    I've built plywood tanks. I call them ponds or tubs though because mine are 8ft long. Why would you want a plywood tank where you couldn't see in the sides?
     
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    Boo77 New Member Member

    Mine is in a corner anyway, so you can't see any of the sides already. I also thought it would be cheaper, and it doesn't sound too terribly hard. I won't be building them as big as you though.
     
  4. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh. So why are you making this tank? For what fish? You could try to put a piece of plexiglass or something in one side. It shouldn't be too difficult. That is if you have a side where you can see in. I can search for pictures of one of my builds if you'd like.
     
  5. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    :animal0068: Hi boo, Welcome to Fishlore. I have moved your topic to the DIY Forum so that more members may see it. Ryan.
     
  6. Brainlady

    Brainlady Well Known Member Member

    RougueAgent,
    I would love to see any pictures of the tanks you have built. Any instructions as well. I want a 200 gallon tank... have a 120 but want my last tank to be huge! I have a pleco that lives in my 120 and I know he will grow bigger and a 200 would do well for him... plus all the other fish I can add!!
    Hubby is willing to built the tank for me but is not sure how and some advice from someone who has gone this route would be great.
     
  7. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi,

    I'll definitely post pictures then hahaha! But I think you want a tank that you can look into, right?
     
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    CrazyEyes New Member Member

    Hey there Boo, and anyone else who is interested. I've watched quite a few of this guys videos on Youtube. He seems very knowledgeable. Hope it answers some questions.
    If you don't want to wait until the end for the price. He spent $375 on all the material for a tank + stand and it ended up being 235-240gallons.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdyANDq_x_s&feature=plcp