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Offline JSellars

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Acrylic AIO
« on: November 26, 2019, 15:44:01 »
Built this today, itís 24Ēx24Ē and 11Ē tall. Used 1/2Ē acrylic and weld-on #3 (I think) seems to turn out pretty decent, thereís a couple spots that I hope have a good bond. Going to allow it to cure overnight and water test it tomorrow. If it holds water I will add the rest of the internal stuff to make it an AIO frag style tank.


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 16:00:59 »
If youíre able to start making frag tanks, sign me up on the list!


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 17:52:26 »
Nice

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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 19:10:14 »
About how much $$$ do you have in materials?

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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 23:46:52 »
About how much $$$ do you have in materials?

Uh, letís just say most of it was some scrap pieces we had laying around.

I did check price on a 4ft x 8ft sheet of 1/2Ē clear acrylic and it was around $280 I believe.


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 01:52:51 »
Very nice job! How did you clean up the edges to be glued? I have used a joint in the past.
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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 08:02:29 »
Very nice job! How did you clean up the edges to be glued? I have used a joint in the past.
Thanks,
Gary

I cut everything on table saw with a 80T blade. Then ran every edge on a jointer, then finished with 220 grit. Thereís 2 spots that Iím not 100% sure of, I had it clamped together too tightly and it doesnít seem like enough adhesive got between those spots.


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 08:22:10 »



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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 10:34:26 »
Success! 25gal


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 13:04:42 »
Very nice! Good work.

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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 12:19:38 »
Finally got some thicker weld-on #16 to give myself a little peace of mind for all the joints, itís thicker almost like caulk. Built the filtration area today, need a small return pump and heater now.


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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 23:40:47 »
Another pic of it. Kinda proud of this. Still not sure what I am doing with it lol




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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 20:32:49 »
I like it!

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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2020, 18:33:33 »
So what did you end up doing with this?

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Re: Acrylic AIO
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2020, 20:11:12 »
Sold it, lol. Didnít really have a good spot to put this in my house so I just used the money to go towards my new 80gal.


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