Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-27-2005, 06:38 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SSM, ON, CA
Posts: 21
Strength and look of acrylic

Since browsing this part of the forum, I have become truly interested in building my own tank. Before I can do this, I need two questions asked however.

1- How strong are DIY acrylic tanks (provided it is properly constructed) compared to, say, a commercially fabricated glass tank?

2- How do acrylic tanks look compared to glass tanks? Do they retain their transparency over time, or do they get stained and "fog up"?

Garou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
1. stronger then pre-fab glass
2. cell cast acrylic doesnt louse its transparency.. extruded can glaze.
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tank strength compromised?? whitetiprs General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 09-14-2005 09:03 AM
My Strength is spent, added to my shame LoachLover Member Introductions 7 01-19-2005 04:48 PM
corner strength question any help?? wireyanker DIY Projects 1 12-04-2004 11:14 PM
Maracyn double strength? jamal-188 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 15 11-28-2004 12:19 PM
Powerhead Strength dodgersfan25 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 08-28-2004 05:43 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.