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08-01-2012 03:09 PM
zoo minsi i know you got your going already but i just ran across this thread, might help someone else.
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...d-(Inexpensive)
08-01-2012 01:13 PM
ThinkTank Yes - Just a powerhead with a sponge on the intake. The slats the potted plants are sitting on can be removed so I can add a 2nd tub or put a bigger tank inside. The inside dimensions are just a little too small to hold a 55g unfortunately.
08-01-2012 12:28 AM
Diana Very interesting!
What sort of plumbing is there? Circulation pump?
07-31-2012 07:35 PM
ThinkTank I finally finished this last week.
Often I end up wasting time with DIY projects - it doesn't turn out like I want and I end up ditching the whole thing. For a change it worked out as planned and I'm happy with it
07-21-2012 01:50 PM
ThinkTank Slow going...
Need to finish the top and stain it. There will be an opening for the tub and a shelf for potted plants.
07-12-2012 08:01 PM
ThinkTank I like it - thanks!
07-12-2012 07:45 PM
DogFish Thought you might like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhHKG...eature=related

Neat build idea....Boring narration.
07-12-2012 07:37 PM
ThinkTank
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Oak Hardwood floor? This will be nice enough to go in your house.

Your "scrape" is way nicer than my scrape lumber. I built some Bonsai training boxes from old pallets.
I had one open bundle and a small pile of cut ends left over from having a floor redone. I have just enough long pieces to do the front. I'll have to use mostly scraps for the sides and the back will be open.
07-12-2012 05:48 PM
DogFish Oak Hardwood floor? This will be nice enough to go in your house.

Your "scrape" is way nicer than my scrape lumber. I built some Bonsai training boxes from old pallets.
07-12-2012 03:23 PM
ThinkTank I started putting something together. Trying to use all the scrap wood I have laying around.
This is what i've gotten done so far. I laid out the flooring pieces but need to pick up some trim before I cut and attach it.
07-11-2012 08:51 PM
ThinkTank A rubbermaid container or stock tank seems simplest. Don't need to worry about the water pressure that way. I'm thinking I could build a frame around the tank and add an overlapping lip around the top edge to hide the sides of the tank.
I have some hardwood flooring left over from an interior project. I could skin the frame with this.
If I make it without a bottom, I could just drop it over whatever I use for a tank. Starting to sound very doable.

I appreciate the input everyone!
07-11-2012 07:43 PM
DogFish On any water holding rectangle or square the pressure with be strongest 1/3 and in the middle of the walls. Something I learned reseaching my rimless DIY build last year. i would build my box from 2x4"s building in support @ 1/3 from the bottom and 2/3 up. Then line the inside with 3/4" plywood using wood glue on edges and all wood to wood contact areas. Then skin the outside with 3/4" plywood. Screw the box together.

You could line it with a pond liner or saving an old swimming pool liner on trash day. There's also rubber tank, research Plywood tanks for brand names. Thatr is basically what your building Minus the window.

Material estimates $125 to $150 for the build without a liner. Two sheets of 3/4" your at $90 already plywood.

Maybe consider a Stock tank from a farm supply most are at least 100gl. Then just burry it or build around it with landscape timber of stone blocks.

OR just do this:

07-11-2012 07:22 PM
rocksmom My husband and I made a wooden pond. It's 4'x4' and 2' deep. We basically made a box from boards, lined it with OSB, painted the inside with drylok (optional, just added protection, and then lined it. We also sprayed the outside with water seal and sat it on pavers to protect it from moisture.
07-11-2012 07:07 PM
xenxes
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Depending on the weather where you are you could always take a 40 gallon breeder (or other tank to your liking) and frame it all around with wood paneling or boards of some sort. It would be watertight and the wooden box around it would look nice.
Yeah or get a huge rubber maid container and pile cinderblocks around it, or wood and some plants to hide it
07-11-2012 04:08 PM
Ulupica Depending on the weather where you are you could always take a 40 gallon breeder (or other tank to your liking) and frame it all around with wood paneling or boards of some sort. It would be watertight and the wooden box around it would look nice.
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