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BioCube Newb

Just wondering of anyone out there has made their own custom tank out of acrylic.  If so any pointers you can share?

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Tired

Lots of people do something like that. It's a tricky process, though, and comes with a much higher chance of the tank failing than you get if you buy a tank from somewhere reputable. Tank failure can be anything from a dripping leak to a burst seam and complete collapse, so it may not be something you want to do for your first tank. Not unless you plan on keeping that first tank in your bathtub at all times!

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BioCube Newb

nope not the first tank, but my dream tank will have custom dimensions based on its location in the house.  Intend to do some trial runs with cheap materials to get the feel for it.

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This guy is extra salty
19 hours ago, BioCube Newb said:

Just wondering of anyone out there has made their own custom tank out of acrylic.  If so any pointers you can share?

I did this for my contest tank and have made a few boxes

How big are you thinking?

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BioCube Newb

my dream tank I'm thinking 40 X 40 X 24

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This guy is extra salty

Nice a cuboid 

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BioCube Newb

thanks, got a amazing deal on a 29 biocube from a buddy and fell in love with the design.  So now just want to go bigger, and cubes just give me a more 3 dimensional feel to it.

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This guy is extra salty

That’s how I started too but it was the 15g now I build tanks/accessories, go figure

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BioCube Newb

indeed the hobby has a way of pulling out in head first

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