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post #11 of 17 Old 08-25-2012, 09:35 PM
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If you're building your own custom tank why wouldn't you do it in acrylic?
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-26-2012, 01:23 AM
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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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post #13 of 17 Old 08-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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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post #14 of 17 Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 AM
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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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post #15 of 17 Old 08-27-2012, 12:31 PM
Now I feel stupid

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post #16 of 17 Old 08-27-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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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.

55gal. Mbuna Tank. Aceis, Labs, Red Zebras,Cobalt Blues.

55gal Bowfront.Blood Parrot fish

55gal. under construction

awaiting to find 125+ for Mbuna
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-17-2012, 05:42 AM
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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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