Cast acrylic pieces or acrylic builders?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by tygunn, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    After doing some heat loss calculations I'm thinking I may just try to do an outdoor reef on my North facing apartment patio.

    Im thinking to do a 24" cube and use 1/2" acrylic.

    Anyone know a local source that could provide accurately cut pieces? Guess I should consider just having it built for me to save the assembly since I have not done a lot with acrylic in the past.


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  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Custom acrylic tanks I would check out advanced acrylics down in LA

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  3. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Custom acrylic? I highly recommend Kritter Tanks in Menlo Park. They build my 120g tank and tanks for a few others in BAR. They are also a BAR sponsor!
  4. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Thanks for the ideas aqua-nut and tr1gger. I'll have to check them both out.

    Kritter tanks gets a +1 for location for sure. Heh.

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  5. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Tap Plastic cuts acrylic. Not sure how good their prices are.
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Tap plastic cuts, but not what I would call accurately.
    DIY for sumps makes sense. But it is fairly hard to get perfect joints with no visible imperfections.
    So for a display tank, +1 on kritter tanks.
  7. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    OK I'll try tap for rough cut pieces and cut them accurately on a table saw... Though I'm not building the tank right now I do need to make a housing for my rapid leds light I built for my 37g build. Thanks.

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  8. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I have a bunch of 3/4 acrylic. What sizes are you looking for?
  9. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    To house the lights I'm looking to basically build a 14 x 4 x 9 box, or thereabouts. I was only going to use 1/4 inch. 3/4 is likely a wee bit overkill.

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  10. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    heavy too:)

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