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Tamberav
3 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

But we are talking about an acrylic frame with mesh in the middle, correct?

Who is making polycarbonate lids?

I had a diy on it that was fine, but now having trouble making it with the small cut around for the light clamp.

I think all the big lid makers like Clearview and octolids use polycarbonate.

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devaji108
On 9/13/2019 at 9:33 AM, Tamberav said:

I think all the big lid makers like Clearview and octolids use polycarbonate.

I think so to, pretty sure my lid for my 750 is poly..

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devaji108
On 9/12/2019 at 4:44 PM, Thrassian Atoll said:

I talked to him.  I gave the rundown on my tank thread.  Their basically one foot out the door of going out of business.

 

oh man that sucks I was about to order one from them for my RFA fiji cube build. i talked to them on FB they said they are "moving shop" but try for 6 week leed time.

 

hmm guess i'll have to order one from clearview or DIY.   

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mcarroll

This conversation got me wondering about acrylic vs polycarbonate.   From wikipedia:

 

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PMMA [acrylic] is an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when tensile strength, flexural strength, transparency, polishability, and UV tolerance are more important than impact strength, chemical resistance and heat resistance.[6] Additionally, PMMA does not contain the potentially harmful bisphenol-A subunits found in polycarbonate. It is often preferred because of its moderate properties, easy handling and processing, and low cost. Non-modified PMMA behaves in a brittle manner when under load, especially under an impact force, and is more prone to scratching than conventional inorganic glass, but modified PMMA is sometimes able to achieve high scratch and impact resistance.

 

Huh.  Thanks wikipedia!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly(methyl_methacrylate)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate

 

Plenty of interesting info on both pages.

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nickfarmer

I found a bunch online.  You can also then tailor them to what you want.  Enjoy the time as you do this it is fun.

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mcarroll
On 9/15/2019 at 12:58 AM, mcarroll said:

This conversation got me wondering about acrylic vs polycarbonate.   From wikipedia:

 

 

Huh.  Thanks wikipedia!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly(methyl_methacrylate)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate

 

Plenty of interesting info on both pages.

Puzzled looks? 

 

Strange reaction.

 

But that's cool.  🙃

 

 

 

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Pjanssen

Decided to go with @This guy is extra salty. His product looks good and he was competitive with his pricing. Also seems to have a quicker turn around time than the others. Plus he is a member here, and I like to support our fellow reefers when I can. 

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