Wooden Reef Tank

Assembled as an alternative to an expensive glass reef tank, Mike Noiesen built this wooden reef tank using many of the suggested methods found in out Construction Articles section.  He made sure his structure was completely solid and braced in a manner to allow as little flexing as possible.

Fiberglass mat was used on all of the joints to aid in keeping the joints solid should there be any bowing of the wood under the weight of the water.  A cap structure was assembled at the top of the tank to help maintain the shape of the wood box.  The main glass viewing panel was put into place using a fish safe silicone adhesive.

The tank was then checked for leaks, installed and faced with decorative trim and then quickly put into service.