HOW TO: Build large acrylic aquariums

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  1. Thankyou for the guidance… I have also made my first acrylic tank and post my diy video… That was a really satisfying activity…. 🤝🤝🤝🤝

  2. your calculator is missing. redirects to your book. i want to build a 1048 gallon. 144" wide, 36" deep and 48" high. This will be the centerpiece of my office when my retirement home is built. it will be a salt water aquarium. i'm thinking it needs to be 2" thick.

  3. Why when professional's build big acrylic tanks they gap the acrylic where no sides touch each other and then they fill it with a silicone type material. Its all gaped by like and 1/4. 1/8th inch and when i see everyone diy they use a thin adhesive cement

  4. Most of the tanks I see for 180 to 225 gallons are 3/8 to 1/2 and they are braced. Why does your calculator require 3/4 to 1 inch thick acrylic for the same tank with the same dimensions?

  5. Really? "I got this amazing price…I won't tell you where though because you won't like them."
    Riiight. Awesome price…Riiiiiight.

  6. I have a (probably silly) question: can you use thinner acrylic for very large and tall tanks if you were to use external support like triangular wood/metal braces? I just figured since the biggest issue with acrylic seems to be bending and bowing that might be the (less pretty) affordable option.

  7. Hello Joey, 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



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