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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Reefers, I know the age old question between acrylic and glass has been driven into the sand. Pros and cons I’m sure have been discussed thoroughly and obviously it will always come down to opinion and preference. I was thinking it would be interesting to hear everyone’s preference. I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I picked up a few of these mesh like bags from a LFS. They work amazing to clean acrylic tanks, even removes coralline algae with a breeze. they stand up and don't shed over time. truly an awesome product and its by far the best thing I have ever used to clean my acrylic tank. The problem is...
  3. DIY Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm not in the USA, and thus, have no access to weldon. I can't find alternatives that i can order. I can't get online stores to ship weldon outside of the US. It seems that there is a strong restriction on this in europe (i'm near the USA in terms of location, but in europe, as...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    This is somethig that I should stay far away from filling right? Bought this tank a year ago for $250 :( didnt see the crazing until i brought it home. Crazing runs from top to bottom on the rh pannel. it is as wide as shown in the pics. What really makes me think I shouldnt fill it is i...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, Had tanks the majority of my life with the exception of the last 15 years as I always wanted to do seahorse exclusive tank but heard they outcome was always devastating. With technology where it is today and the fact I just bought a reef fready, sixty semi-gallon reef tank, I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Forgive this potentially dumb question, but from what I read, acrylic tanks can scratch quite easily. also from what I read its a pain to fix them on the inside of the aquarium and they are easily caused while cleaning algae. So would it be possible to put a thin sheet of glass on the inside...
  7. DIY Forum
    I am thinking about building my next tank. I have a friend with a glass business so I am thinking it may be a cost savings over buying a commercial made tank. Of course, I have many questions, so I welcome any input from those who have done this before. Considering a 150g.....60x24x24 Is...
  8. The Reef Tanks best DIY's
    I am looking to build fish tank. Where do I get cheapest acrylic?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Picked up a 180 Acrylic tank on Tuesday. Tank has a Coast to Coast overflow. Also picked up 3 Sea Swirls, a Skimmer, and a Sequence pump from the same guy. (Pictured) Going to be running a sump (Tank is already drilled) Planning on using my old 75 gallon glass. Going to build a stand. If anybody...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I'd replaced my current tank of 210 gallons with a new larger. I hesitate between a tank acrylic or extra clear glass. For acrylic it would seem that this material is very compelling to clean? I would reccueillir your opinion on the subject, thank you.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I recently spotted a 60 gallon tank on craigs list that is essentially two tanks connected by 2 acryclic tubes. Does anyone have experiece with this style, or any pros and cons. It looks cool, but I don't want to have to overdo the support systems and create more hassle than it is worth...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I've looked everywhere and can't figure this out. Best way to drill large diameter holes for acrylic? These would be 1.5" holes for bulkheads for my overflow. I keep seeing: "pilot hole, then increase in size stepping up to the next largest" as being standard practice. But that doesn't...
  13. Tank Specs
    I got a new tank 72x18x24!
  14. General classifieds
    Downsizing and selling my 60 gallon 24" cube made by Advanced Acrylics in great shape except for some minor scratches that can easily be buffed out before setting up, and the following equipment: (Shipping extra) Willing to sell tank separately as well, $100 for the tank only $300 Acrylic Cube...
  15. DIY Forum
    Hi there Forum, I know there is a lot of research on proper sanding methods and buffing and I have looked at a majority of them. I acquired a saltwater tank from a friend of mine. It has been severely neglected...Anyways I sanded with 800 grit then 1000 then 1500 then 2000 then 3000...
  16. DIY Forum
    Im trying to change a 20 or 29 gallon tank into a sump/fuge. Anyone have any plans that they have use and have worked well?
  17. DIY Forum
    I'm in the planning stage of building a sump, I have a sheet of 1/4 acrylic that I will need to cut. Can I use the score and snap method like glass? From what I have read everything says 3/16 and under can be done that way will that extra 1/16 cause a problem? I figured I would have to score it...
  18. Lighting
    Hello Every1 Has any 1 seen or made a canopy made of Acrylic or Glass. Live in an apartment so really dont want to drill ceiling. I want to hang my new LED inside this and all the sides will stop any jumping if there is . I will drill holes and put adjustable stainless rods across for hanging...
  19. DIY Forum
    i need to create a sump within a sump, so i needed to do some acrylic forming to accomplish this and i thought i would do a small thread on it. i needed to put a small tank inside the conical settling tank that would act as the water intake area for the skimmer. the conical settling tank is...
  20. DIY Forum
    I have been watching all the youtube videos and reading everything I can find on the web, but am searching for a little more feedback. I bought a 75 gallong acrylic used, and have been polishing it up with the novus 3-2-1 system. I have never buffed acrylic so I am learning as I go. It has...
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