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Welcome to the Fifth 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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Hey joey, just like to say I enjoy going back and watching your videos. The info you place in each is great. I’m looking to make my own filter box so I’m watching your videos and hope my wife orders your book for me. By Christmas. Again thank you for your great videos
How many times did you say uhhhm joey??? Lol
I know this is a very old video by now, but I figure advice could still be useful. Instead of using your long guide against the 2×4, you can place your fence where the router body is riding against it instead. It is much more stable
I wants to prepare 36 inches L, 24 inches W, 18 inches H , so please inform me the which mm acrylic sheet I will use and what types of glue will use for it . Please suggest it
what the name of the flame to polish beside the profeen ?
Some tips for acrylic aquariums pertaining to cleaning it without scratching it?
Do you build tanks for sale?
how do you clean it if you weld a top on to it?
Hey king, is there any problem with building the entire tank from extruded acrylic?
I think your router is cutting slowly due to you cutting in the wrong direction. You should cut in the direction your blade spins, which typically should be counter-clockwise..or from left to right which ever way you want to look at it.
Best DIY channel just yet on YouTube. Keep up the good work buddy.
Question: If I am building a 100 gallons tank, can the acrylic be less than 12 mm???
And for the welding, how often does it need touching up? if at all.
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Seems a lot of ppl are asking about bracing, I will to. I am making a 30 gallon tank (in a weird shape) 3/8 of an inch thick. Do I need bracing ?
Hey Joey, if you use a solid sheet to create the lid, can it be extruded instead of cell cast?
How you start a saltwater aquarium I've been wanting to but it seems like you need special filter,heater,tanks,salts etc
Where do you get your stingrays from? I really want to get one
9:34 That's what she said.
im gonna make a terrarium for a corn snake can i just not put in braces but place in some aluminum U channel for a sliding mesh top?
on a similar note, if 1/4 is too much to be removed per pass of the router you can use a small rotozip. it's basically the same as a router but smaller and the bits are only about an 1/8 or so wide
hi, will here from ireland give me ur address and i will send u a new pair og shoes.
just kidding great job. and yes i did subscribe
your tank just made my whole idea of making my own custom turtle take come true
i was wondering 1. what is the melting point on acrylic or more importantly can i make my basking area for my turtle with acrylic without it getting to hot and melting or not 2. i want to make about a 40 – 60 gallon tank, which would u recommend which sheet thickness i should use
Do you have to use cellcast or can you use extruded for the tank. Your video's have been a great help for me.
you are such a thorough and easy-to-understand teacher! thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!
ripping that router out like that gave me chills..any damage?
WOW you are the freaken man!!!I love aquariums. I can't believe I have found this!!! (you will understand later) I might seem a little weird to you right now, but trust me, you will hear from later. I am running with this. I am fascinated by this stuff…really I am.
man i do really like the look of the fish tank you have its just what i want but i really wondering ,as probably most on youtube too, what about strength of whole tank and that welding acrylic tech as tbh it looks not as strong did you ever had leaks or any other prob, thanks
love the videos going totry build one a small one at first then bigger cheers ace video
do you have to have a brace/lid?
Did you make the light bar on the Arowanna/Stingray tank? Do you have a video for it?
where'd you get those sweet work boots
7 people have glass tanks
Thanks a lot for taking the time to make these videos. They were very informative, and gave me the confidence to do it myself.
Yep you kneel on things
Your not wearing safety glasses… LOL
will I need bracing for a 15" cube aquarium?
why is silicone not used with acrylic tanks? Does that little cement really last for a long amount of time or does it tend to need touching up?