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Old 06-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #41
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acrylic is 17 times stronger than glass the same thickness. It scratches easier but can be buffed out easy. Also a much better insulator than glass. Glass can not be buffed out easy. I did a lot or research before I bought and went with acrylic. More money but worth it. Just make sure you get cell cast acrylic and not extruded.
Were did you get the 17 times stronger information?
As far as I knew acrylic was just alot more impact resistant?
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:28 AM   #42
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Go to google and type "acrylic aquarium 17 stronger" in your search. It will pull up around 1000 sources for you to verify it.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:30 AM   #43
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Go to google and type "acrylic aquarium 17 stronger" in your search. It will pull up around 1000 sources for you to verify it.
"will flex instead of shatter" is in print just behind it. it seems to be an advertisement in most cases.. but I see were you got the information...
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:47 AM   #44
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Did you check the plywood tank instructions on the cichlidfourm?
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_list.php
There are 3 plywood tank projects on that page...
Hello greenmagi, yes I have tried the DIY forum on that cichlid site as well as the tank builder thing -where you enter the dimensions and it gives you the instructions.

I just can't find anything quite detailed enough.

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Old 06-16-2005, 02:04 PM   #45
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Did you check the plywood tank instructions on the cichlidfourm?
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_list.php
There are 3 plywood tank projects on that page...
Hello greenmagi, yes I have tried the DIY forum on that cichlid site as well as the tank builder thing -where you enter the dimensions and it gives you the instructions.

I just can't find anything quite detailed enough.

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Sorry to hear about that. I read the ones at http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_list.php
and the 140 gallon project looked quite detailed to me.. I guess I would have to try to build one to know exactly how detailed it is..
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Maybe it is just me. I think I may bring the intructions to a carpenter friend of mine and have him look them over. He builds boats for a living so I'm sure a 140 gallon aquarium would be a walk in the park

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Old 06-17-2005, 02:32 PM   #47
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Maybe it is just me. I think I may bring the intructions to a carpenter friend of mine and have him look them over. He builds boats for a living so I'm sure a 140 gallon aquarium would be a walk in the park

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Do you have any carpentry experience? Ive done some framing, finishing, and remodeling.. I try not to bring personal experience into advise but Im afraid I might have with this one.. sorry..
And yes Im quite sure you carpenter friend would find the instructions quite clear!
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