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Old 01-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Acrylic tank build - help needed

hi guys im going to build a acrylic tank to grow my angel fish out in .

im going to make it (L) 30' x (W) 15' x (H) 20'

but what size acrylic would i need would 4mm be too weak ?

i know i can just buy a tank but i thought it would be kool to make one myself.

thanks alot guys
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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I'm thinking that are talking inches and not feet. If I'm not mistaken acrylic is stronger then glass so I would think 1/4" (which I believe is 6mm) would do fine. Look up urajoey on YouTube. Very good explanation on building acrylic tanks
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yea i mean inches not feet lol .

yeah ive seen his videos very good indeed .

thanks for the reply you helped alot
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I thought to mention that you should do some practice runs by making some specimen boxes or something like it. I made square boxes for filters and man it wasn't pretty.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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oh ok yeah good idea . i have the acrylic cement and all the stuff needed to make one ill order some acrylic and make a small tank first like a cube or something and let you guys know how i get on once its done
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Be careful its not as easy as you think, you can make a real mess if you've never done it before.
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ok thanks for the heads up .
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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What type of cement is it? Water like?
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no its a acrylic cement it comes in a can and you put it into a bottle
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I kind of meant does it look like water?
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