Unforntunately I can't get acrylic sheets locally. The closest city I found is about a 3 hour drive and I have no way to pick it up, so unfortunately, mail-order is the only way I can go. The $550 is including shipping and all the solvents, applicators, whatnot I should need. www.usplastics.com
is where I plan on ordering the acrylic from... unless I find it cheaper somewhere else. The tank I would like to build is 72"x24"x24". garf.org recommends 1/2" acrylic for it, but I wonder if 3/8" will work? By the time it's all together and the braces are on it, shouldn't it be strong enough to hold 180 gal
of water? The tank is just the first step, I have an old 30 gal
tank I plan on using for a sump, and then I plan on building a fuge as well. I've got a ton of ideas, but right now limited time and money. LOL
I feel this salt tank adventure is going to be a year long process.