my 625 gallon DIY plywood aquarium build

JonY3k

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My main purpose for building this aquarium was to have maximum amount of gallons out of a 4'x8' sheet of plywood and to be able to take it apart if I need to move. Here are some pictures of my building materials and the progress I've made so far.

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JonY3k

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The carpet was in bad shape when I got the house. While I was at the hardware store getting materials my girl friend told me I should replace the carpet in that room before setting up the tank. After looking at a lot of different options I got $1.75 a Sq. Ft. Resilient Vinyl Planks from Home Depot.
 

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The carpet was in bad shape when I got the house. While I was at the hardware store getting materials my girl friend told me I should replace the carpet in that room before setting up the tank. After looking at a lot of different options I got $1.75 a Sq. Ft. Resilient Vinyl Planks from Home Depot.
Looks much better.
Cant wait to see an update.
 

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Will you need to reinforce the floor jousts underneath of that tank? One of your pics shows ventilation coming from the floor, which would suggest a crawl space. Even with the weight of the tank divided among 6 floor jousts it could cause sag in the floor or outright collapse with 5000lbs+.

Also, I really like the design of the stand. Is it 2x12's and 2x6's drilled and bolted?

Cant wait for more pictures! Good luck
 
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