3x3 acrylic cube tank construction. suggestions?

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NemCrazy

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:faint:So I'm wondering if building a 3x3 cube tank with acrylic is something I should attempt. In the videos it looks easy enough. Lol famous last words.
 

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What type of tools do you have on hand to prep the acrylic for the seam welds? What brand of acrylic do you have?
 

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Well I was looking at eBay and I'm not sure the brand. I'm sure it makes a differance but I don't know which brands are good either. And I don't have any tools other than a few slide vices. I know I'll need to build a table to do this.
 

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You will need a router, a straight edge, some clamps. a pattern making bit for the router. min. 3/4'' diam. A large flat table. sum weight.some 28ga. wire. 30 -40 small wedges. Use only Plexi-G acrylic (cell cast) If you use 1'' the cost will be over$700 just for the 1'' acrylic.
 

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Thanks peppie. I'm gonna go 3/4" it's insulates well and is much cheaper than 1". I'm gonna work on filling out that tool list. I also plan on making a small tank for practice.well that's the idea at least.
 

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3/4 is plenty . use weldon 3 for the solvent to weld. Dont forget to sharpen your pencil. Good luck. Good idea to practice on something much smaller.
 

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Make sure and post pics of the build! 3/4 in acrylic is more than sufficient for that sized tank. Peppie will steer you in the right direction :)
 

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There will definitely be a build thread once it starts. I need to sell a tank or four before I do. But it's in the works.
 

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