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Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:28 pm
by Naufil
if you are gonna use ply then go for marine ply as Saikumar pointed out
Otherwise use atleast 1" hardwood board for long lasting durability imho.
0.5" plywood can hold the weight but question is for how long before it bends. There are ways to strengthen the boards by adding support beneath it and clamping the joints by metal hinges but all that will only add to the costs, so....
You will also have to varnish and epoxy paint the plyboards, so add that cost too....

Keep in mind though to weigh all the pros and cons if you're going for a permanent structure as there will be no room for error later.
So design will have to be near perfect to prevent a lot of heart ache
(damned site script, can't write h.e.a.r.t or h.a.n.d.s without making a smily out of it)

sushant wrote:Have a look at iron shelves too, I guess they should be cheaper.

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Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:48 pm
by Pintoo
Cover ply with a polythene cover for better life of ply.

Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:12 am
by saikumar
sunny wrote:
Naufil wrote:
sunny wrote:I figured ouy my ply idea was a very costly one.
will do concrete slab

True but wood is more customizable as far as DIY goes, a concrete structure would be more or less permanent.
....also add the cost of hiring a labor and mason

I am really confused..
I dont mind a permanent structure but...
Plywood 1" width cost -65/sq ft
but concrete with labour - 50-55/sq ft
if 0.5" plywood can hold it would have been better as cost is 45/sqft
I need ideas..
:cnf

If you re going to stay in this home for long time, concrete structure ll help. But again you ll lose some flexibility. But if you plan inlets n ouets well... Should be as good as any

Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:48 am
by rajivzee
I suggest modular iron structure, which will be long lasting and give you the flexibility of changing the layout in future (if needed).

Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:47 pm
by jack
Where is this project @ sunny


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Re: RE: Re: Building a fish tank room

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:49 pm
by sushant
jack wrote:Where is this project @ sunny


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Yes we are waiting for the updates.

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