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post #11 of 14 Old 12-15-2010, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Lol .... You know....... I still can't get my brain to think in metric. Or maybe it just didn't register. Ahh well in any case..... That is all I had to work with. I have seen other people how have used plexi to make a box tunnel. Maybe that will be my next project.
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-15-2010, 08:53 AM
Unless you are getting your plexi pre-cut from the shop, i would recommend sticking with the PVC pipe. Im cutting my own plexi now and its extremely frustrating. I have tons of pieces of useless plexi that, for some strange reason, did not break correctly, leaving curved jagged edges that need to be sanded down just right or it wouldn't bond with the next piece and then you gotta sand it more until its straight but if you sand one end a little too much its uneven... etc. Not to be a downer, but plexi is seriously annoying to work with. Great results, but very frustrating...

Also for your project, i think the fish might be less inclined to get in because there no circulation. The other birdge link that was posted has water running through it, yours, since its in the same tank, does not actively change out the water trapped in it, so it might seem like a deadzone for your fish and make them less inclined to venture into it.
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-17-2010, 07:49 AM
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cut plexy with a circular saw its cleaner and faster.. just a normal blade and go a little slower than you would cutting wood.... (that looks better than it sounds out loud LOL)

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post #14 of 14 Old 12-17-2010, 08:50 AM
Well then you would have to go get a circular saw, which isnt good without a workbench to ensure u have the correct angles... and 2, the saws get hot, unless your really experienced and great at getting just the right speed, you risk getting melted plexi everywhere, it can easily ruin your blade. 3, it can also catch more easily on plexi and shatter part off the edge.

Most shops use band-saws to cur their plexi, its not perfect either though, it chips the edges of the plexi, but the speed is more constant and less likely to catch and shatter the plexi.
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