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post #11 of 14 Old 01-17-2007, 08:26 PM
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I have tried using solvents and making plexi cages and boy let me tell you what. Not a fun endeavor!

HERE is a site that can help a little. Click on How to, then on aquarium construction and tips. I would practice on something you are not using for the final project to make sure you can get the solvent to work right.

3/4 inch is an awesome find and will work great. I think though that a small tank that you use the plexi as dividers in would be better than building a plexi tank to start with. IMHO anyway.

If you want to make the tank, make sure that the cuts are as square and smooth as possible and that will help make sure you get a complete seal with the solvent. Oh and don't take too many deep breaths!
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-18-2007, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
Sorry i meant to say 1/4 of an inch. And im buildin it because wheres the fun in buying?? lol! Oh ya and i have a new design, im using an almost square piece as the bottom. Then when i get some money i can convert ino a reef maby.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-18-2007, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
So i came up with the final design hopefully. Im gonna make 18 long 12 1/2 wide and 8 inch tall fw tank. Im going to put some sort of tetra or platy of some sort in it with some plants probably later on. This might become a reef later on. Is it deep enough for a fw tank?. With the extra stuff i will build a 3 compartment betta condo. I will do the betta tank first so if i mess up its not the big tank.

I can get some drawings i made on google scetchup later.

If i put a heat redirector over the heater grate do you think it would be a problem to have it over top of it? Well anyways ill try it.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-22-2007, 09:29 AM
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shouldnt be a problem.
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