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Old 04-24-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Acrylic Nano Construction

Hey all! New to the forum, but not to the aquarium addiction! I am looking to build a custom aquarium tank for the first time. I am looking for a 10-20 gallon acrylic viewing tank with corals. My question is I have an old 55g acrylic tank that I was wondering if I could chop it up to create a few smaller tanks for free minus the cost of "glue"? Any cool unique ideas too would be awesome because I want to make something that is cool and stands out in my living room!
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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You can use the acrylic from other thanks, I've seen someone take 2 55s and buy a bottom peice of glass and make a tank. My current project is a 6' x 10" x 10" coldwater stream tank
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thanks Kush! I have also been thinking about just buying some acrylic. I have found out there are a ton of different kinds out there. Is there one that might be better than another for tank construction?

I am hoping to build an AIO 10-20g reef tank and then comes the DIY LED system! Have been out of reefing for a couple of years and I cant wait to get started!
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I don't know much about acrylic. Sorry can't help you there..
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Acrylic is expensive you can buy glass or go on Craigslist and buy old tanks for the acrylic or look up sheets of it on their
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Also plz post pics when done
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:14 PM   #7
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Definitely will!
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:12 AM   #8
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You can use the acrylic from other thanks, I've seen someone take 2 55s and buy a bottom peice of glass and make a tank. My current project is a 6' x 10" x 10" coldwater stream tank
Definitely start a build thread for this
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Definitely start a build thread for this

I will, I've only gotten the dimensions and ideas ready. But when I start it, everyone will know.


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