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Audrey 02-15-2005 10:21 PM

DIY Plexiglass/Plastic Aqariums
 
Anyone ever built their own aqarium using plexiglass/plastic or anything similiar? I have an area I would like to wall in but would like to inlay a tank but the dimensions I need I cannot find anywhere.

Anyone know any good DIY books or online websites?

jigsaw 03-13-2005 02:27 AM

Here is a good DIY on using glass:

http://members.shaw.ca/wmastop/bigtank/Startb~1.htm

Square Eye 03-16-2006 07:34 PM

This is an interesting subject. I'd love to see some pictures of built-ins and other aquarium ideas from the members.

TxBuilder 03-19-2006 01:10 AM

Seems like a lot of work. I have a 100 gallon tank with cichlids and can't imagine taking care of even larger tanks. Once I get my digicam working I will post pictures of it. I built a custom oak stand for it.

GeorgeH 03-25-2006 04:16 PM

you might want to take a look at this article on about.com http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/aquariumdiy/a/aa120897diyaq.htm

it references some dimension calculation tools. It seems that the most important aspects are going to be in the thickness of glass you choose and the sealants. (or maybe not, I never tried building a tank before ;) )

milehigh_woodcrafter 04-06-2006 10:21 PM

maybe contact these guys. they do custom plexi tanks and have one in their showroom. they are total cool guys too.

www.plasticareinc.com
they sell everything you could possibly need and are very helpful.

jamesK1 05-30-2008 12:45 PM

g'day
 
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Originally Posted by Audrey (Post 9)
Anyone ever built their own aqarium using plexiglass/plastic or anything similiar? I have an area I would like to wall in but would like to inlay a tank but the dimensions I need I cannot find anywhere.

Anyone know any good DIY books or online websites?

its good to look back


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