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Old 02-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #21
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I won't be using a saw or anything so I'm okay there. Should I just do 1/4" then? To make sure theres no leaks, I could do the weldon first, then put silicone on top? I just checked with my lfs, theres no way I'm paying that much lol. It was 250$
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #22
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1/4 would work I just suggest 3/8 because acrylic is prone to bowing so there isn't any harm in going one size up
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The 1/4" will bow even with the baffles. Go thicker if you can. The silicone won't bond to acrylic so don't bother. You just need clean straight edges and Weldon.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #24
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Alright, I'll spend a few extra bucks for the thicker acrylic and not use silicone.
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Anyone know where to get Weldon?
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #26
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Just checked out the prices for acrylic. 30$ for the bottom panel..
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #27
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Ya that's why I Said go with a already made tank lol... You should be able to find a sheet at home depot or lowes that'll do the whole project
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #28
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Oh so that's for the whole tank? I went online and put in my measurements and the bottom panel of my tank was that much alone. it would be the same as having someone do a tank for me at 120$ lol.
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Find out all the measurements and what size sheet you would need then by a whole sheet and have it cut down
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #30
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Let me know how you do, and where you get your acrylic. I'm going to build a tank, but i pretty much decided to go with glass. This will be my first tank to build too, so tell me how easy it is to glue!
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