60 gal acrylic build

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by PepperDeath, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. PepperDeath

    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    Hey.. I usually use weld on #3 or #4 will work too..the acrylic is 3/8. But the front panel is 3/4. But that depends on how big of a tank you want. For the thickness...and tools a table saw,router, good saw blades. Diablo makes an excellent one! And some clamps. A square. That's mostly it. Making sure you have a good clean edge to glue is the most important to get a good seam. If you have more questions feel free to ask :)
     
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  3. PepperDeath

    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    [​IMG][​IMG]. Painting the back of the tank today
     
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    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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  5. ReefBruh

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    That tank is coming along great. The craftsmanship looks professional.
     
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    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    petro2342 Astrea Snail

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    Beautiful, but that overflow isn't small?
     
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  9. PepperDeath

    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    Thank you! My friend looked it up and did the research on it said it would be ok..I thought the same thing. But we will see! Lol ..it will be an easy fix if it isn't
     
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    petro2342 Astrea Snail

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    I hope it works out for the best! Would stink for it to get fixed when it could of been setup correctly the first time.
     
  11. One Dumm Hikk

    One Dumm Hikk Skunk Shrimp

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    Why not go ahead and make it bigger now, before the water, so you don't have to worry about it later? Its better to have it too large than too small.
     
  12. JeTuttle

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    Hi guys i am new to 3reef but my friend pepperdeath was nice enough to start this thread for my new tank.

    The overflow is modeled after the 1500 GPH glass holes kit and recommends 500-1000 GPH continuous flow. The max i would be running through this is about 840 GPH so it should be fine. As far as it being an easy fix what he means is that we love working with acrylic and if i ever needed more flow it would just give us a good excuse to make a new one besides we plan on testing it thoroughly before any livestock goes in.