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    Compilation of DIY plywood tanks (Load Warning)

    Discussion in 'DIY Projects and Ideas' started by brianhellno, Nov 28, 2009.

    1. brianhellno

      brianhellno MFK Members

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      Just wanted to start a thread that some might find helpful/interesting. We have quite a few threads on plywood tanks but there really isn't a one stop place to sort through them all. So I decided to make a thread dedicated to highlighting plywood tanks on MFK.

      There are a few rules for what I consider what qualifies as a plywood tank and what I consider a successful plywood tank:

      1. It must (obviously) rely on plywood for some part of the tank structure.
      2. It must have a viewing window.
      3. There must at least be shots of the tank filled with water (preferably with stock). While searching I've seen some tanks that lasted one day before leaking but I'll count them as a success because they held water initially. And really when I thought about it its a bit difficult to decide how long a tank should hold water before it can be considered a success.

      Also I've noticed on some of the older threads the pics stopped working. Even though I've seen these threads myself when the pics worked and can vouch that they worked unfortunately without pics there isn't a lot to see or enjoy. I'll still post them in hopes of the pics coming back up but I guess well have to wait and see.

      The layout for my posts will be:

      How many gallons the tank holds with title of thread

      A link to the thread.

      Then a picture showing off the completed tank.

      On to the tanks.

      8000 Gallons

      Anythingfish MFK Represent!

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132886

      Thinking About Constructing a Monster Aquarium Yourself

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29974

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      360 Gallons

      Another Plywood Build, for my bass


      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246229

      Plywood 1.jpg

      600 Gallons

      600 Gallon Plywood and glass

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181445

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      600 Gallons

      Finally Upgrading: 600gl Plywood build

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221526


      Plywood 3.jpg

      794 Gallons

      794 gallon ply tank build

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/f...3-Plywood-fiberglass-and-800-gallons-of-water
      Plywood 4.jpg

      237 Gallons

      First plwood tank build started..... with pics

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236174

      Plywood 5.jpg

      1700 Gallons

      Building a 1700 gallon Shark Tank by black tip

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45035

      Plywood 6.jpg

      1000 Gallons

      1000 gallon build

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119752

      Plywood 7.jpg

      1500 Gallons

      Building a 1500 Gallon plywood & glass tank

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209523

      Plywood 8.jpg

      500 Gallons

      My 500g piece of furniture

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214279

      Plywood 9.jpg

      508 Gallons

      Plywood Tank 10ftx3ftx2.5ft

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126297

      Plywood 10.jpg

      350 Gallons Tank

      Project: 350 gallon plywood tank

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179928

      Plywood 11.jpg

      600 Gallons

      DIY 600 Gallon Tank

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172274

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      500 Gallons

      500 gallon

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240150

      Plywood 13.jpg

      224 Gallons

      My 224G Plywood build

      http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203990

      Plywood 14.jpg

      Whew, I'm gonna take a break but there's still quite a bit more. Also, random side note, during all of my searching it seems for every successful thread there are roughly five failures/DNFs.

      My hope for this thread is to help those who are interested in building their own plywood tank by showing them good examples from start to finish. That way they can get a good idea of what works what doesn't work and what materials and costs they might face. I know the search function can do this too but these awesome start to finish threads are buried and it can be difficult to find them.
       
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      Nice job putting this together.
       
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      Thanks. Now to put up the rest.
       
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      Great post. Good candidate for a sticky with a few more posts... does a good job of putting all the reference material in one place, even if it's too old for most people to find.
       
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      Thanks I appreciate the kind words. With that the post I did that pretty much was all of the plywood tanks I could find at this time. That would be 28 plywood tanks start to finish. So far I'm open to suggestions for any that I missed. Later I'll try some different searches and see if I can find some more. Maybe I'll do another post that lists all of the incomplete ones that have no resolution. If I do list all of the incomplete builds it would just be a list of the threads. The only builds I'll post in picture format will be the start to finish ones.
       
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      Funny how when you go looking for the ones you recall, so many of them are unfinished. Nice to know how many people have the same project ADD I do.
       
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      love this thread, great idea!
       
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