07-19-2011, 04:04 PM
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That's approx 193 liters or 55g in a 5ft tank... for a tank that length i would look into thicker acrylic for the two front panels or consider adding a brace to the center of the tank, the brace is a better idea since it adds a lot more strength to the middle areas of the tank. Thicker acrylic will be hard to work with and may affect clarity of the tank. I would recommend adding 2 brances and split the top of the tank into 3rds. However, you can get away with once brace in the middle. The braces can also act as part of the rim allowing you to make 3 or 2 separate hoods so you dont have to take down a 5ft canopy when you do tank maintenance.
as for the cement, I use Weld-On. I have never used Tensol before, but when joining, you need to be accurate as once the joints are joined.