So I’ll show how I did it in this update Custom Plywood Aquarium pt 6
I have to… Continue reading
Custom Plywood Aquarium pt 5
We’re getting closer to finishing this Custom Plywood Aquarium!!!
I finish screwing 3″ screws through the bottom up into the side panels, and through the side panels into the 2X4 that sits on the bottom of the aquarium, one every 3″. Probably could of used some help holding things steady but this is why I’m doing it myself, to show any body can do it by themselves. So if you had help it would be that much easier…
After attaching one side I flip it upright to show progress. Continue reading
I’m back with Custom Plywood Aquarium pt4. Because of this plywood being so deformed, I needed to clamp all the framing to it first to make sure everything goes together smoothly.
I place the side on the bottom to test… Continue reading
Custom Aquarium Stand part 2
I take two 2×4′ and screw one to another by clamping one on its side to the other on its end, as shown in picture. This is the bottom. Continue reading
I move on to the sides by taking a 4′x8′ sheet of plywood and marking it where I’m going to make my cuts.
Because my plywood aquarium’s bottom is 1.5″ for the 2×4′s thickness(2×4 is actually 1.5″x3.5″) and .75″ for… Continue reading
I started my custom aquarium stand for my custom built plywood aquarium last week. Dimensions are 96″ X 51″ X 24″. It’s made with 2×4 studs 2×6 and plywood top. Here it is completed… Continue reading
Over the years I had different thoughts on designs, and the biggest concern is the strength of the aquarium. After all, the tank is going to be any where from 700 to 1000 gallons(depending on the final design). Now we know water weighs 8.8lb per gallon, so we’re talking 6,160 to 8,800lbs just for the water… Then add the weight of the tank, which a 3/4″ plywood weighs about 75lbs x 3. you get the idea…
This is a video of the tank I thought I was finally going to build, (one of my designs…) Continue reading