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Old 09-10-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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I want to extend my tank (deep) by a foot do you thk it's pos
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I want to extend my tank (deep) by a foot do you thk it's pos
It's 1inch acrylic
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:30 AM   #3
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I don't think it would be the best idea. Extending your tank 1 foot higher will place a lot more pressure on the sides of the tank which could cause a catastrophic failure at worst or at the very least bowing of the sides.
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I said but I meant width it's 18 now want to make it 30
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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I said but I meant width it's 18 now want to make it 30
Its not a good idea because of whats used in between the acrylic to bond it. You would have to see if you could even find the glue for that and then re-silicone the entire tank
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Its not a good idea because of whats used in between the acrylic to bond it. You would have to see if you could even find the glue for that and then re-silicone the entire tank
Not sure what u mean silicone is not used on Acrylic
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Not sure what u mean silicone is not used on Acrylic
Then what is? Is it just melted together?
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It's a special bonding agent and basically yes. The bond is stronger than the acrylic.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Can you do it. Yes. You are wanting to make it wider, correct? I would just build a new one though. It would take a little more work but be better in the end
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To make it wider you will need a bigger bottom piece too. Im not sure how expensive 1inch thick acrylic is but I know it aint cheap by any means
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