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Old 08-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
 
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If you're building your own custom tank why wouldn't you do it in acrylic?
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #12
 
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If you're building your own custom tank why wouldn't you do it in acrylic?
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To easily scratched. Every 10 years or earlier you have to tear down the tank to buff out all the internal scratches.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #13
 
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Wait you are building a fishtank with plywood, that is a no no its okay for reptiles but not for holding water. The wood will rot
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #14
 
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Wait you are building a fishtank with plywood, that is a no no its okay for reptiles but not for holding water. The wood will rot

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #15
 
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Now I feel stupid
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #16
 
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I actually abandoned the project for now and and went with a 125g glass tank. although i have the plywood tank built with a stand in my garage just needs a piece of glass for the front. just glass is not cheap and no money to finish that just yet.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:42 AM   #17
 
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Well, the water level has a much higher effect on the glass than the size of the glass. According to me, Up to 20" (51cm) high - 6mm is better than other size.
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