Building Acrylic tanks

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  1. top dog

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    Hello all
    just wanted to find out if anyone has tried to build some DIY acrylic tanks, and get any advise if you got some to give.
    Was planning on building 3 five foot tanks.
    decided to look into acrylic after i got a quote on glass, just seems more practical even though it is more expensive
    Thanks Mark
     
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    Never tried it....But in my personal experience with store bought Acryllic tanks over the years is that no matter how carefull you are,they scratch and soon become just plain ugly....
     
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    I've always has acrylic (Jebo, Boyu) tanks... and to be honest, I would prefer the glass. As Shawn said... Acrylic scratches far too easily.
     
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    thank you, never consider that, problem is i have worked with acrylic before and never worked with glass on a large scale, so felt more confident.
    based on this advice it would appear back to the drawing board i go
     
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    Glass is easy, just slightly heavier than Acrylic, and a little more fragile.
     

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