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4300 Gallon Plywood Build (3600+ Take 2)

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Nolapete, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Nolapete

    Nolapete Monster Tank Builder

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    As many of you who have followed my other tank build thread know, this project has met with many roadblocks along the way. The most recent was the discovery that the entire front frame of the tank needs to be rebuilt. The other was that the 2" acrylic that was ordered 48"x96" arrived 50"x99-1/8" instead.

    It was an oversight of the company as they assumed the two pieces in the warehouse were 48"x96" and shipped without measuring. The pieces were evidently from a canceled order and had been sitting there due to the non-standard size.

    If you choose to see the evolution of this project, see the original thread.

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    Front wall of tank shares wall with dining room

    Tank will be approximately 12'x8'x5' with 50"x99-1/8"x2" cell cast acrylic as viewing window.

    Internal coating will be Ame's Research Blue Max

    2x6 frame throughout

    3" deck screws and 1/4" bolts

    Either 3/4" plywood or 1/2" plywood and hardi-board sheathing
     
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    Rbishop ...and over the edge.
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    want pics!!!
     
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    I'm glad you have kept this going,and have started a new thread for it.

    Now ummmmm, GET IT FINISHED!!!! ;)
     
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    JimL I know just enough to be dangerous

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    Woot! On with the show.
     
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    OgreMkV Father of Earth's Next Emperor

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    Yeah, I really want to see you with SCUBA gear and an algae scraper.
     
  7. Nolapete

    Nolapete Monster Tank Builder

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    Here's where it is now. I'm most likely tearing out the rest of the work I had done on the front to revise it. I'm not happy with the way it is now and would rather do it over clean than to continue trying to retrofit.

    001.JPG 002.JPG prep.JPG
     
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    WOW keep the faith and it will get done. Good luck. And yes I am green with envy.
     
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    FISHSHROD FI double SH ROD

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    Great !!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nolapete Monster Tank Builder

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    Tore out the 2x10 header and the 2x6 upright on the left. Have to remove the top 2x6 plate then cut the broken 2x4 on the left then I can start putting humpty dumpty back together.
     

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