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Hi all. I have read about building a wooden fish tank to save money from building a all acrylic one. ...

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    Teenie Weenie Fish
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    Hi all.
    I have read about building a wooden fish tank to save money from building a all acrylic one.

    Instructions: Dan's DIY Practice Aquariums

    Has any one ever tried this? I want to make a tank that is shaped in a trapezoid. Would the angles be hard to cut? And does any one recommend a epoxy to seal the wood?

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    the wood would rot mate u should get glass tank if u can send me a link of this wooden tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian09 View Post
    tif u can send me a link of this wooden tank
    Hehe.... He did, it's right in the middle of his post.
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    it don't look bad or anything but just the fact that it's wood makes me say bad idea. if it was me I'd make something like that out of fiberglass. stronger, waterproof, lighter, and u can do almost anything u want with it when it comes to shapes. but when it all comes down to it I'd stick to all glass or acrylic.
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    lol whoops i looked at the post the tank looks good but i would have thought it to leak lol but it looks cool

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    if built right it will last a long time
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    Tank looks good but i dont know about wood.
    i quess if a was bored and had tons of time on my hands it would be fun but id rather make a tank out of an old tv set or something lol
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    These are enclosers for reptiles and birds. Not aquariums. The web site says nothing about fish. Or did I miss it.
    5 tanks going at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smark View Post
    These are enclosers for reptiles and birds. Not aquariums. The web site says nothing about fish. Or did I miss it.
    yeah... like the big freaking picture with fish in it.... haha
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    Last edited by Smark; 06-08-2009 at 10:58 PM.
    5 tanks going at the moment.

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