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Welcome to the Second part of the series: “How to build an Acrylic Aquarium ”
In this series, i will be showing exactly how to build an acrylic aquarium.
Including, but not limited to:
where to get the acrylic
how much you can expect to pay for the acrylic
how to cut it
how to design the aquarium
preparing the edges of the acrylic
putting the tank together
welding the tank together
finishing touches(rounding corners, and flame polishing)
PART 1 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYhfV7SvoRs
PART 2 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da78xmuwTHo
PART 3 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMyGtuekZb4
PART 4 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rsUbzVwaUo
PART 5 ►https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRIhyV1gwaw
PART 6 ►https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caJQsEJ5QBc
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By calculating 1.5inches on both sides would create a cap of about 3cm or a quarter inch…🤔
One inch is 25.4 mm long 1/2 inch is 12.7 that .7 is .055 thousandths almost 1/16 shy
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my aquarium that was built. is 1/4 inch and it's 36x24x10. and euro braced on top n sides. will the water hold. or will it give out over time. I'm worried.
are you familiar with marga cipta acrylic, is it OK for aquariums?
LOVE THE TANK joey can you help my suppliers are saying i need to use 25mm to make a 72x24x24 ie a 6 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot
not sure if you still check messages on this video…but… it has inspired me to build my own tank…question is how do I figure out the dimensions for the acrylic to again a certain tank volume. I'm looking to do a 65-70 gallon tank…but I want it taller than wide.
Question: lets say I want to diy a tank with the same dimentions as a std 4ft tank. Could I (if the acrylic sheet is long enough) rather heat the front corners and bend them 90deg and just weld the back panel on? Or would you recommend rather having 4 side panels?
I have a easier method to build acrylic aquariums. I glue sides to back then those 3 pieces to front, then glue euro brace and then bottom.
Hey Joey I know this is an old video, but why you out the top on the inside edge rather than on top of the tanks sides? Structurally wouldn't it be the same either way?
Also if you were to euro brace, would you do it the same or could you go right in top?
For eurobrace how would you cut the strips? 48 x 2 and 32 x 2 ?
how thick should i get my acrylic if i want a 300 gallon aquarium? 96'',24",30"
hi UaruJoey i want to do this tank for my turtles but i dont feel like the upper support would be a good idea cuz i want to put a basking area on the inside what do you suggest
Thank you for the helpful video 🙂
Holy crap Joey! You took two minutes to explain that you lose 1/2 on the sides because of the width of the acrylic.
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Aye joey I need yur help im seriously thinkin of building an acrylic aquarium 96x40x30 das about 660 gallons can u recommend what type of acrylic to use and how thick shud It be thanks bro big fan love the videos
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The calculators have been removed?
Hi Joey I was wondering how I should go about building a big corner acrylic tank?
Acrylic is around 50% lighter than glass.
you never explained the engineering part to it, how do i know how thick the acrylic should be, how do i know if i need supports? you need to explain this, or it can be dangerous if your tank exploads when people passing
how heavy is a acrylic tank compared to the one made of glass?
I am going to follow your instructions and attempt my first build. For a 60-75 gal tank what thickness of material? Is 12mm or 1/2 inch the standard or is that just for larger tanks?
or is it possible to make a 53x29x29 tank rimless with 20mm acrylic
I'm planning to built a tank 53" long and 29" high and wide and wanted to use 15mm acrylic is that thick enough as i wanted to brace the pool with just a stripe of 3" wide same thickness acrylic?
When I prep the sides I can't get them straight which is causing bubbles or not to seal any suggestions?
I have always wanted to try this! Thank you for the instruction!
Do they deliver to people in the US?
EM Plastic will only let me "apply" to being a customer if I give them a company name. Can I not buy from them if I don't have a company?