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DIY Wood tank (7.5 gallon)

I first read about wooden tanks on a saltwater forum, and i was intrigued by the idea of wood and water in such close proximity. So since I didnt have any room to make a large tank, I made a nano. It would have looked a lot neater, and possibly more clean if I had made it all glass, but it has a pretty rustic look. The tank is a 14" cube, and I HAVE FINALLY FINISHED MY BUILD AFTER 6 MONTHS. That should give you an idea of my meager diy skills, but as a highschool student, there are other things that take up your time. Pics will be up as soon as I finish painting the front frame

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wood aquarium as in the walls are wood and not glass? can't wait to see it


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Unforunately, all my hard work didnt pay off and the tank leaked ever so slightly when the water pressure grew. Therefore I have decided to give terrariums a shot
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a wood tank? what? how do u see inside it? lol sorry if i sound dumb.
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a wood tank? what? how do u see inside it? lol sorry if i sound dumb.
The back and side pannels are wood, t the only one that is glass is the
front pannel, buts its set up in a frame, so i guess the front also has wood,
but it was a window so you can see everything. ;D
They do look kinda weird, the ones i have seen have the inside of the tank
colored, becuase of the paste or plastic they put to keep the water in.

http://www.jonolavsakvarium.com/eng_...oudbuilder.jpg

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http://www.wetwebmedia.com/SystemPIX.../FishTank4.JPG

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Unforunately, all my hard work didnt pay off and the tank leaked ever so slightly when the water pressure grew. Therefore I have decided to give terrariums a shot
Oh that sucks, was the leak just close to the top?

post some pictures when you can. i would love to
see how it looks.


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Ah i see! nice!
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here ya go. some inspiration for your next 7 gallon wood tank build.

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