It has been on my mind constantly and today I started buying materials. I hope to build an affordable tank and share my process and detailed build with the community. I will be working on a budget but willing to spend a little extra. Did I mention this is my first build? I feel people need an easy step by step plan and access to a decent build. That being said I would appreciate some help and feed back from you all. I will document, in detail, my plans and build, as well as results after completion.
I will give you the basics and update as I build! I am currently cleaning out space in my basement to build a tank. I will be constructing a wooden tank with a custom pool liner, probably 4x8 with a 10" water line. The outside frame will be around four and a half feet and most likely some sort of escape pod roof. so far....Tank- 4x8 3/4" ply reinforced with 2x4 frame and corner brackets fit with custom vinyl liner insulated with foam board.
should the foam board be touching the liner? or the outside of the ply?
As I begin this build I would like to ask you for some specific suggestions on pumps and filters and heater for a apx. 200 gallon tank. I'm thinking an inline heater plus some sort of in tank heater for those long floats. I would like a decent turn time but probably only floating up to twice a day. All advice and suggestions welcome.
Of course I am doing a lot of research on water care, but any personal experiences or encounters go a long way with a first build and tank.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to posting more soon!