Habitat - Indoor :: 720 gallon plywood build

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:29 pm   720 gallon plywood build

Big shout out to the community, as its a gold mind of excellent information! Tank will measure 8 x 4 feet with a water depth of around 36 inches. Picture time!

Starting by building two 2x8 frames, then bolted the two frames together:
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glued and screwed two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood for the base of the tank:
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stacked 2x4s to create a solid foundation for framing:
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framing:
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Lag bolts for extra framing support:
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completed framing. Wrapped the base of the 2x8 frame with 2x10, over lapping the corners:
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Wrapped the top portion with 2x6 in a similar fashion to the bottom and added some 2x4 to support the planned canopy.
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lined the inside with 3/4 inch ply
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current view from the front:
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i plan to have the tank completed by the end of October hopefully. i plan on using 1 inch cell cast acrylic for the front viewing panel, and waterproofing the tank with sani tred.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:02 pm   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

This is looking incredible! I was just thinking about plywood tanks the other day, that it's been awhile since I saw a new one. I'm kinda pumped now, I want to see more :)
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 pm   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

i will definitely keep this thread updated as i make progress! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

Thanks! I'm sure they are others who will follow along too :)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 am   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

Wow, what an amazing project ! Please keep us updated !
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 am   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

Yes please keep us updated!
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:01 pm   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

Look forward to seeing this completed !!!!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:46 pm   Re: 720 gallon plywood build

no new update as of yet. im still in process of finalizing my plan for filtration but this is what im thinking:

2 2" drains placed at each end of tank
2 2" returns
1 2" emergency drain

im shooting for about a 4500 - 5000 gallon per hour turn over. The drains will flow through a 55 gallon trickle tower into a 150 gallon stock tank sump. I also have plans to build an attached 96 x 36 inch structure for the land area of tank that will have a small stream that flows into the main tank. sounds crazy, but there is a method to my madness. :P :mrgreen:
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