60 gal acrylic build

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

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  1. JeTuttle

    JeTuttle Plankton

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    We tried that with the back seem and the glue ran down and ruined my paint I didn't want to risk that on one of my display sides we actually got great seems doing it the way you see in the picture.
     
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  3. PepperDeath

    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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  5. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Love the attention to detail. Nice job :)
     
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    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    heres a question for ya, if you went through the trouble of making your own tank. then why didnt you go for an external c2c with 1/8" slots?
     
  7. JeTuttle

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    What do you mean by external? I think you mean cutting small slats in the back panel this would be very difficult with the tools we have i also then would have to glue the box to the back of the tank witch would mean I would see all the plumbing in the rear box as well as I'm using 3/8" acrylic to its max recommended height and would not want to weaken it. Also having the the 2 boxes 1 small inside and the larger one outside allows us to make changes. down the road I can always build a different box.
     
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  9. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    if the back panel was black acrylic you wouldnt have the issues you think you might have. ive built many tanks the way im talkin. to each their own.
     
  10. JeTuttle

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    I got a very cheap price on my acrylic as it was left overs and was all clear 3/8 If it was black and 1/2 or greater I would have considered it for sure.
     
  11. PepperDeath

    PepperDeath Feather Duster

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    We also have to cut holes for the bulkheads and glue it to the back of the inside overflow box. The last pics posted the box was not complete
     
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