This is the first part to my DIY refugium, this is going to be a 36x10x12 tank. The first step to this build is finding cheap enough acrylic to where this make sense to build and not buy the tank it's self. I checked out a local store that specializes in acrylic and it was $127 for just the acrylic tank not including the baffles. That was a just a little to high for me so instead I went looking again and found eBay My World - scrapplastic which has way cheaper acrylic and since my Refugium was going to be hidden inside my stand it doesn't matter if it is scratched. I paid $90 for the same amount of acrylic my local store wanted! Step two is the cutting of the glass I made an autocad so if some one wants to make the same refugium as me they can follow along, the numbers in the images are in inches. Picture 1: This is the size of the acrylic sheets I ordered. The sizes I got are a 72x10and 24x48. These sheets are only for the aquarium part of the refugium, I don't have the baffles included yet because I am still working on the aquarium. You do not need the 12x12" piece of acrylic it was a miscalculation! Sorry! Picture 2: Take the 72" piece of acrylic and cut it in half. This will make the bottom and and the sides. Picture 3: Now take the side your not using for the bottom. Picture 4: This piece will be cut into 3 different pieces. The two outside pieces will be used for the sides. Save the middle piece may come in handy later. Picture 5: This is the size the two sides should be after their cut.