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Welcome to the Sixth and final 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
HOW TO build aquariums ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKIT2OLOYQ&list=PLcWeEm9w62maxRP9hUzeWSR2NsoCK0prQ
HOW TO build aquarium filters ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROkhHGIPwj4&list=PLcWeEm9w62maaz5-CO-M0O7MzldTzRRhn
HOW TO build aquarium stands ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4Y9AYuwcQ&list=PLcWeEm9w62mbxY1lefvU5kgYiWRAGVVkU
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If I didnt know this was recorded in 2011. I'd totally be able to tell by Joey's pant length
You know you could route a rabbit for those lids instead of setting them on glued on supports
Awesome but where is the next video
I am going to install a 6'/2'/2' which thickness do you recommend
Waiting for your answer
I want to make an aquarium of 400x80x80 cm, as it costs me the glass and the rest, I expect a response thank you
Just priced acrylic for 65 gallon aquarium…in .5 "….$700 ….ummm no thanks!!!
flip? ROTATE to minimive flow due to gravity.
What do you do to "prepare" the edges? You said you were going to show us how to round off the edges as well.
i've been doing custom plastic fabrication for a little over 6 years now. if you have questions feel free to ask me. we have a department that makes heavy gauge aquariums up to 3 inches thick.
Thanks Man..! Was gonna buy one but now i'm gonna build one my own..! All thanks to you…
Thank you so much for These Videos …i'm going to build a Aquarium aswell If my parents allow that
Just finished watching this series and it's been a very informative experience for me. I have my acrylic, weld on 4, clamps, and weld on 16 just waiting for my edge tool to arrive then I'm gonna give this a shot. My first attempt will be at making a 90 gallon 6ft long 18 inches wide 16 inches tall aquarium. I work at a glass company and have built glass aquariums in the past but never an acrylic one. Looking forward to the finished project and setting up my first lake Tanganyika cichlid tank.
I'm a millennial so I'd rather just buy a used tank than build my own, seems like a lot of work. I do love watching other people build things though.
Watched the six videos and the glass based ones. Learnt so much from you joey and your old content is fantastic. Some of the comments I read from people amaze me considering everything you've done to help people. Thanks again mate and glad you've had success you really deserve it
How will I know if the acrylic has been flamed polished? I have acquired a used acrylic sheets but I don't know if the edges has been flamed polished or just polished by novus or any other chemical. You said that flamed polished edges should not be cemented together as they will break / craze. BTW looking from the edge it looks polished but I still can see some of the saw marks. Thanks
i think he spilled some cement on the posterior glass and it looks awful thats why its hidden behind the 3d background
Since the brace goes inside the vertical panels, that means it's not the same size as the bottom, how do you make sure it's exactly the right size?
you did look like A prisoner lol
What did it cost to build
do you still have this tank joey
Hey where can I find that calculator you mention in a video for determining sheet thickness? Also, will the acrylic panels bow like the top? I went to your site I only see "buy my book" which is actually very tempting tbh….
What kind of filtration did you use specifically for this aquarium? Could you please link me?
what's the biggest tank you can build with 1/4 I plan on building a 40w18t18w can I build in with 1/4
watched all 6 videos, did i miss when you used the small tubes of weldon 16?
How did you get rid of the back side lip? Just routed it down?
I have a few questions. Can you 45 the corners and can you do different shapes useing this same process.
Hey DIY king
I want to build an Acrylic coffee table aquarium and put tree sides on it and have like windows in it to look tru and have a tabletop of a wooden board with an acrylic piece in the middle i wanted it to be 130 cm long 60 cm wide and 50 cm tall and thick acrylic would i need for that to be strong enough hope you would answer to this 🙂
I love your videos and have seen many of them so thats why i want to have a sommer
hey joey planning to build one of the exact same dimentions what size of sump do you recommend, and can i use the bio balls as media for the submerged sump
I'm going to start my own tank build bad ass video man
I'm going to start my own tank build bad ass video man
I friggin' love that tank. That would be perfect for some long fish like some freshwater Barracuda.
i have to start by saying outstanding video series!
this has inspired me to try my hand at constructing an acrylic aquarium and stand that realistically isn't available locally and would be spendy to have built otherwise.