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    * Huge edit - I should read all the pages before posting - haha *

    I'd put some kind of exterior finish on the whole thing, inside and out.

    And... look on google for people that made their own aquariums out of plywood. They seal it with some sort of epoxy, I think it's "drylok" (just google it) You just spread it on the bottom of your set up and it'll hold water. And if you have to put a 1/2 strip of wood behind the doors before you seal it. You don't need THAT much water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Rob View Post
    And... look on google for people that made their own aquariums out of plywood. They seal it with some sort of epoxy, I think it's "drylok" (just google it) You just spread it on the bottom of your set up and it'll hold water. And if you have to put a 1/2 strip of wood behind the doors before you seal it. You don't need THAT much water.

    While I didn't make mine water tight, I still finished my old plant shelf in that stuff. That way I wasn't worried about water doing any damage. You can see the gray finish it gave off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by B Rob View Post
    * Huge edit - I should read all the pages before posting - haha *

    I'd put some kind of exterior finish on the whole thing, inside and out.

    And... look on google for people that made their own aquariums out of plywood. They seal it with some sort of epoxy, I think it's "drylok" (just google it) You just spread it on the bottom of your set up and it'll hold water. And if you have to put a 1/2 strip of wood behind the doors before you seal it. You don't need THAT much water.

    Good luck.
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    it it stained on the inside and the out just not the bottom of the tank.
    I ahve made my own terrarium befroe and it can hold water but its made out of glasss and it has a wooden frame and Plexiglas doors.
    here is a picture of my 3 foot.

    Is Drylock clear?
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    Is Drylock clear?
    I think it comes in all different colors. Hopefully you can get clear that is a very nice terrarium. Don't want some crazy color covering the nice wood floor. Could be the most eye pealing one yet.

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    maybe you could get some very cheap glass then line the bottom with glass ?

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    I could but it would be hard casue the tank is bigger that the glasss panels ant the hardware store.
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    I might try some drylock or caulk the gaps.
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    I have a design floating around in my head for a terrarium that I want to build and I am thinking of splurging and getting mirrored glass for the bottom and at least some sides since they just get covered with reflective stuff anyway. Perhaps you could get a piece of mirror custom cut to fit the bottom to protect the wood and boost the light?

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